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
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