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Sunday, May 31
 

2:00pm SAST

Defending the Zionist Story and Reaching Out to Palestinians: A New Model for a Hard Conversation
Yossi published "Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor”, a series of letters to an imaginary Palestinian that explain what Israel and Zionism mean to Jews. Yossi invited Palestinians to respond with their own stories, and many did. The book, which became a New York Times bestseller, has been widely read, and reviewed - including in the Arab world. Yossi will explain what motivated him to write his book and what the responses - both negative and positive - say about the chances for peace.

Speakers
avatar for Yossi Klein Halevi

Yossi Klein Halevi

Yossi is a senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. His book "Like Dreamers," won the Jewish Book Council's Everett Book of the Year Award. His latest book, "Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor,” is a New York Times bestseller.


Sunday May 31, 2020 2:00pm - 2:50pm SAST
Room 8

3:00pm SAST

Israel and the Left: Irreconcilable Differences?
In the April 2019 elections, left-wing parties in Israel received their worst results in history - just 20 seats in total; the Zionist left-wing parties Meretz and Labor won only ten seats. In March 2020, the lone Zionist left party won just seven seats, then Labor collapsed during coalition negotiations. Does electoral failure indicate the death of the left in Israel or an opportunity for rebirth and renewal? Does the left in Israel have a future?

Speakers
avatar for Dahlia Scheindlin

Dahlia Scheindlin

A public opinion expert and international political and strategic consultant who has advised eight national campaigns in Israel and worked in over 15 other countries, Dahlia conducts extensive public opinion research and policy analysis on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, comparative... Read More →


Sunday May 31, 2020 3:00pm - 3:50pm SAST
Room 8

4:00pm SAST

Israel 2.0: What the Heck is Going on in the Israeli Government?
When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu formed a unity government in April with his rival, leader of the Blue and White party, Benny Gantz, many were surprised. The move might have saved the country from a fourth round of elections, but how will it work in practice? Is Israel finally out of the electoral impasse in which she's been stuck? we take a behind-the-scenes look at what's going on.

Speakers
avatar for Paula Slier

Paula Slier

Paula has worked in broadcasting for over 20 years as a foreign correspondent, anchorwoman and news editor, and has received numerous awards for her work. Her assignments have taken her across the globe and she can often be seen reporting as Russia Today's Middle East Bureau Chief... Read More →


Sunday May 31, 2020 4:00pm - 4:50pm SAST
Room 3