Eighth Herzliya Conference

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The Eighth Herzliya Conference was held at the Knesset in Jerusalem and the Daniel Hotel in Herzliya on 20-23 January 2008.[1]

Program

Sunday, January 20th

Knesset, Jerusalem 08:00 Entrance to the Knesset and Registration 09:30 Morning Sessions Assessing National Security – The Annual Update OPENING REMARKS–"TESTS OF ENDURANCE"

THE BALANCE OF ISRAEL'S NATIONAL SECURITY – THE "HERZLIYA INDICES" IN ISRAEL’S 60TH YEAR

Discussion

THE PATRIOTISM SURVEY IN ISRAEL’S 60TH YEAR

13:00 Lunch 14:00 Afternoon Sessions Key Issues on the National Agenda BEYOND BALI: CLIMATE CHANGE AND NATIONAL SECURITY

Discussion

THE WINOGRAD COMMISSION AND NATIONAL SECURITY DECISION-MAKING

Committee

  • Maj. Gen. (res.) Uzi Dayan, Former National Security Advisor
  • MK Gideon Sa’ar, Former Secretary to the Government

Discussion

THE HEART OF THE MATTER: JERUSALEM AS THE CAPITAL OF ISRAEL AND THE JEWISH PEOPLE

Discussion 19:45 Opening Ceremony and Dinner Opening Address:

Addresses:

Greetings:

Moderator:

Musical Interlude: The Camerata Jerusalem Orchestra – Conductor: Avner Biron

Monday, January 21st

Daniel Hotel, Herzliya 08:00-13:00 INTERNATIONAL HERZLIYA ROUNDTABLE: Deterrence in a Poly-Nuclear Middle East By invitation only 08:30 Morning Sessions National, Economic, and Social Challenges in the Global Era THE "HERZLIYA ACCORD" – PRIORITIZING ISRAEL'S SOCIAL NEEDS AND PROGRAMS

Discussion

  • Mr. Eliyahu Yishai, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry, Trade, and Labor

ENGINES FOR GROWTH: ENERGIZING THE ISRAELI ECONOMY

Discussion

  • Discussant: Mr. Eli Gonen, President, Israel Hotel Association

THE ERA OF CREATIVE OPPORTUNITY

Discussion

14:00 Lunch Session

15:30 Afternoon Sessions GLOBAL ECONOMIC TRENDS AND PROCESSES

'ENERGY SECURITY AND POLICIES – NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CONTEXTS

Foreign Policy Challenges Against the Backdrop of Regional Developments ARAB-ISRAELI NEGOTIATIONS – FORECASTS FOR THE REGION

  • Chair: Maj. Gen. (res.) Amos Gilead, Director, Political-Military Bureau, Ministry of Defense
  • Prof. Martin Kramer, Senior Fellow, Adelson Institute for Strategic Studies, Shalem Center
  • Prof. Gideon Biger, Department of Geography and Human Environment, Tel Aviv University
  • Mr. Lee Smith, Visiting Fellow, Hudson Institute

Discussion 20:00 Dinner

21:30 “NIGHT OWLS” THE CHALLENGE OF RADICAL ISLAM In cooperation with the Atlantic Forum of Israel

Tuesday, January 22nd

Daniel Hotel, Herzliya 08:30 Morning Sessions NEGOTIATING THE FINAL STATUS AGREEMENT

Discussion THE ATLANTIC ALLIANCE AND THE BROADER MIDDLE EAST: AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN APPROACHES

Discussion 12:00 Lunch Session FROM THE OUTSIDE, LOOKING IN: INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE MIDDLE EAST

Presentation of the Herzl Awards by

14:00 Afternoon Sessions The Iranian Nuclear Threat ASSESSING IRAN'S NUCLEAR INTENTIONS AND CAPABILITIES

  • Chair: Adv. Aaron Abramovitch, Director-General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Amb. John Bolton, Former US Ambassador to the United Nations
  • Dr. Kori Schake, Deputy Director of Policy Planning, US Department of State
  • Dr. Jon B. Alterman, Director, Middle East Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • MK Dr. Yuval Steinitz, Member and Former Chairman, Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee

Discussion CAN A NUCLEAR IRAN BE PREVENTED? '

Discussion CAN A NUCLEAR IRAN BE DETERRED?

Discussion

  • Lt. Gen. (res.) Shaul Mofaz, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Transportation and Road Safety; in charge of Strategic Dialogues

20:00 Dinner

Presentation of the Herzl Awards by

21:30 “NIGHT OWLS” UPGRADING ISRAEL’S RELATIONS WITH THE ATLANTIC COMMUNITY In cooperation with the Atlantic Forum of Israel

Wednesday, January 23rd

Daniel Hotel, Herzliya 08:00-13:00 INTERNATIONAL HERZLIYA ROUNDTABLE: The Sunni-Shiite Rift – Origins and Strategic Implications By invitation only 08:30 Morning Sessions The Next 60 Years: Goals and Directions for Israel and the Jewish People PROMOTING EXCELLENCE AS A NATIONAL VALUE

REFORMING EDUCATION AND HIGHER LEARNING

ARAB ISRAELIS AND NATIONAL SERVICE

Discussion 13:00 Lunch 14:00 Afternoon Sessions ISRAEL-DIASPORA RELATIONS

JEWISH SECULARISM IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Discussion

TRENDS IN THE CONNECTION OF THE DIASPORA'S YOUNG GENERATION TO ISRAEL

Discussion RETHINKING JEWISH PHILANTHROPY – INTERRELATIONS BETWEEN ISRAEL AND THE DIASPORA

Discussion 'GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBILITY FOR JEWISH-ARAB EQUALITY AND INTEGRATION

Discussion

  • Mr. Raanan Dinur, Director-General, Prime Minister's Office

LAW, GOVERNANCE, AND NATIONAL SECURITY

SUMMING UP: ENDURANCE FOREVER

20:00 Closing Ceremony and Dinner

Notes

  1. 2008 Herzliya Conference, herzliyaconference.org, accessed 20 May 2012.