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Jerusalem Conference To Star Netanyahu, Barkat, Honorees

Israel's one-time Ambassador to Iran, Prof. Bernard Lewis, US Congressmen and Generals will be among speakers at next week’s Jerusalem Conference.
By Hillel Fendel
First Publish: 2/7/2010, 5:45 PM / Last Update: 2/7/2010, 5:58 PM

The Seventh Annual Jerusalem Conference, a leading international conference on Zionism and Israeli national issues, will take place on February 15-17 at the Regency Hotel on Mt. Scopus in Jerusalem. This year’s conference topic is, “Are We Facing a New Middle East?”

Among the speakers will be Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, U.S. Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS), Jerusalem Chief Rabbi candidate Rabbi Aryeh Stern, U.S. Congressmen Eliot Engel (D-NY), senior IDF officers, American army generals, analysts and public activists.

For the full list of speakers, program schedule, and to sign up, click here.

Sponsored by such organizations as JINSA (Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs), the Simon Wiesenthal Center, academic institutions, and media outlets such as Arutz Sheva (parent site of Israel National News), Makor Rishon Hebrew newspaper and The Jerusalem Post, the Jerusalem Conference provides a unique platform for the discussion of Israel's national priorities, social values, challenges and external threats faced by Israel and the West. The caliber and diversity of the speakers from all spheres - political, economic, academic, media, and military - reflects the conference’s goal of providing an open forum accessible to the Israeli and world-Jewish public. IDF soldiers, MASA participants, and organized students groups are welcome and will receive a special entrance fee rate.

Special honors will be accorded to renowned historian and expert on Islam, Professor Bernard Lewis, Maj.-Gen. (ret.) Sid Shachnow, the former Commanding General of the US Special Forces Command and the only Holocaust survivor to attain such a high rank in the United States Army; and Hon. Uri Lubrani, former Israeli Ambassador to Iran and negotiator for the release of Ethiopian Jews during Operation Solomon.