Cocktail and Reception
- Nitzan Chen, Director, Israel Government Press Office
- Director General, Ministry of Jerusalem and Heritage
- Dr. Juergen Buehler, President of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem
Jews and Christians: Revealing the Interfaith Relationship
-Bishop Robert Stearns, founder and executive director, Eagle Wings Ministry
-Rabbi David Rosen, AJC’s International Director of Interreligious Affairs
- "It’s Not In Heaven.” The comedy of Yisrael Campbell
-The Disco is Back! A tribute show to one of the most successful bands of all times! A nostalgic and unforgettable performance by ABBA Cover Band
#CMS2022 What should you expect?
What should Israel look like as it reaches its first 100 years? How will our strong and vibrant Jewish state give expression to the Jewish ideas that have guided and sustained it for generations?
Israel has a long-standing tradition of extending aid to alleviate hunger, disease and poverty, as well as in the wake of natural disasters and wars beyond its borders. Discuss the reasons for it, behind the scenes of such mission and the roots as to why Israel extends its help.
Panel With the developing of new social media platforms and with innumerable information storming above our heads, new digital strategies are becoming increasingly important to fight back against misinformation in the public sphere. One-sided and counterproductive resolutions seem to generate much airtime with enthusiastic anti-Israel promoters. What tactics can be used to produce the right information to the right people? Is this a never-ending battle?
Lt. Col. Richard Hecht, IDF Spokesperson for the Foreign media
• Michael Evans: The Humanitarian perspective
• Dr. Ruth Pauline Plummer: The Christian Women Perspective
• Felicia Ferreira, The Media Perspective
• Jeremy Weber, The Global Perspective
Luciana Restaurant, Mamila
Depart the hotel and travel to the Tzhelim IDF base.
Fifty Days of Life & Death Decisions in 3 Second Windows: Visit the Tze'elim IDF base for a detailed briefing and discussion on the ethical challenges of combat in Gaza from Brigadier General Bentzi Gruber the Vice Commander of Israel’s armored division. Tour the mini-Gaza city including the Hamas tunnels where Israeli soldiers train how to fight in Gaza and Arab cities.
Travel to the South of Israel, which has endured years of bombardment by Palestinian rockets from Gaza.
Vulnerability and Resilience: Israeli Civilian Life on the Gaza Border
Visit Nirim, located only a few dozen meters from the Gaza perimeter
fence, where a huge amount of rockets fell throughout the many Operations. Tour the Kibutz and overlook Gaza from where many of the rockets were fired.
Dinner at the Eshkol Regional Community Center with residents. With Gadi Yarkoni, Head of Eshkol Regional Council who lost his legs from rockets bombarded from Gaza during operation Protective Edge
Hear about their personal experiences living and protecting their homes:
Adele Reamer, A Life on the Border with the Gaza Strip
Ilan Isaacson, Security Officer for Eshkol Regional Council
Merav Vidal, served as head of Eshkol Regional Council resilience
Michal Uziyahu, Head of community Centers in Eshkol Regional Council
Guided visit through the City of David, exploring Biblical traditions of political morality and the contemporary issues that arise when archeology, the Bible, and conflicting national claims come together Walk in the footsteps of pilgrims and rebels from the Second Temple Period through the newly opened underground passage that connects the City of David to the Southern Wall Excavations and the Davidson Center.
The Knesset – the Israeli house of representatives – is the legislative authority and the sole governmental body with the power of legislation. It also has a constituent role in the creation of a constitution for the State of Israel. The Knesset also supervises the work of the government (the executive branch) and carries out several quasi-judicial roles. As an electorate body, the Knesset elects the President of the State and the State Comptroller. The Knesset has 120 members and is located in Jerusalem.
Introductions: Josh Reinstein Director, Knesset Christian Allies Caucus
By and for summit participants
Designate Prime Minister of Israel
Director, Israel Government Press Office
Mayor of Jerusalem
Director General of the Ministry of Jerusalem and Heritage
American Jewish Committee's International Director of Interreligious Affairs and former Chief Rabbi of Ireland
CEO at OurCrowd
IDF International Spokesperson
President and CEO of Covenant Daughters Television Network
Israeli Jewish influencer and human rights activist
Founder & CEO Vibe Israel
Founder and Director of Palestinian Media Watch
CBN News Middle East Bureau Chief
Strategic Communications Consultant, Head of Conferences for the Jerusalem Post
Deputy Head of MASHAV, Israel's agency for International Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Co-founder Director of Operations at United Hatzalah of Israel
Vice Commander (Res.) armored division IDF
Head of the Eshkol Regional Council
President, Friends of Zion Museum
Director, Knesset Christian Allies Caucus
President and CEO of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jew
Shtisel TV series director
Activist and Media personality
Chief of staff for the establishment of the National Guard and former Head of the Home Front Division in the National Security Council
Regional Director for the Former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and Germany The Jewish Agency for Israel
Prior to my invitation to attend the Christian Media Summit, I was already fortunate to have high-level exposure to Israel’s leaders and experts during many trips while on the staff for nine years at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. (AIPAC) Now active in media, my CMS experience was akin to sitting at a magnificent VIP feast of Israeli leaders, briefings, venues, travel, faith moments, and making friends with Christian media professionals from across the globe. In a word, “Unsurpassed!Arlene Bridges Samuels
In the course of the four days CMS conference, I found myself in profound humility that God could make it all fitting for me to be called upon as one of 150 people to sign declaration of the State of Israeli Sovereignty over the Golan Height in the town of Trump Height.William Levi, Founder and CEO Operation Nehemiah Missions