The 100th Anniversary of the Balfour Declaration
September 13-14, 2017
A two-day conference devoted to UK-Israel relations and marking the inauguration of the Sir Naim Dangoor Centre at Mishkenot Sha’ananim
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | De Bouton Auditorium
16:15 | Greetings
Moti Schwartz, Director General, Mishkenot Sha’ananim
16:30 | From Manchester to Whitehall: The Making of the Balfour Declaration
Kobi Hubara, history lecturer
17:30 | From Homeland to State: A Discussion on Jewish Self-determination
Prof. Aviad Kleinberg, Director of the Zvi Yavetz School of Historical Studies, Tel Aviv University
Jonathan Freedland, columnist for The Guardian and presenter of BBC Radio 4’s contemporary history series, The Long View
Moderator: Dr. Liad Mudrik
18:30 | Natan Sharansky in Dialogue with Stephen Pollard, Editor of The Jewish Chronicle
Thursday, September 14, 2017 | De Bouton Auditorium
16:15 | Has the World Gone Crazy?
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair in dialogue with Ambassador Daniel Shek and Jonathan Freedland
17:00 | The UK, Israel, and the Middle East on the Eve of Brexit
MK Tzipi Livni, former Minister of Foreign Affairs, in interview with Barak Ravid
Tim Marshall, senior foreign policy analyst and author of books on international affairs
Ambassador Mark Regev, Ambassador of Israel to the Court of St James’s
James Sorene, CEO of BICOM
Tony Kay, OBE Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Israel
Moderator: Barak Ravid, Haaretz
18:15 | The Role of Israel in UK Jewish Identity
Stephen Pollard, Editor, The Jewish Chronicle
Ambassador Daniel Taub, former Ambassador of Israel to the Court of St James’s
Ambassador Gideon Meir, former Ambassador of Israel to Italy
Fleur Hassan-Nahoum, Jerusalem City Councillor
Moderator: David Horovitz, Founding Editor, The Times of Israel
20:00 | “Baghdad – Jerusalem” a concert by Yair Dalal and the Al Ol Ensemble | Yael Garden
Yair Dalal is an internationally acclaimed oud player, violinist, composer, and performer. This performance will feature liturgical music from Baghdad and Jerusalem, songs in Arabic, Hebrew, and Aramaic, and original instrumental pieces.
* The concert will take place in Gan Yael, please come in warm clothing
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Please arrive with an Identification
Entrance to the conference is free of charge for those who register ahead of time.
A fee will be charged for the musical performance.
Eventer Offices: *9609
Sunday through Thursday, 10:00–18:30
The events in the conference will be held in English | Limited number of places available
* The program is subject to change.