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Conference Agenda

MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2004 

 

 


Strategic Shifts and the Balance of NationalSecurity 

 

07:00 Registration 

08:00 Morning Sessions 

Opening of the Fifth Herzliya Conference 

"Defining  the National Agenda" 

Dr. Uzi Arad, Conference Chair and Head of the Institute for Policy and Strategy,  

The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya 

  

"From State to Community Council" 

Avraham Bigger, Deputy Chairman, Caesarea Foundation Edmund Benjamin 

de Rothschild 

 

"The Record of the Herzliya Conferences" 

Brig. Gen. (Res.) Amos Gilboa 

 

The “Herzliya Indices”and the Balance of National  Security 

"Assessing Israel's National Security" 

Maj. Gen. (res.) Giora Eiland, Head of the National Security Council, 

Prime Minister’s Office 

 

"The Herzliya Indices" – A Task Force Report 

Prof. Rafi Melnick, Dean, The Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya 

 

"The Social Component of National Security" – A Task Force Report 

Prof. Gabriel Ben-Dor, Director, National Security Studies Center, 

University of Haifa 

 

Discussion 

 

Society, Media, and Governance 

 

 

Ehud Olmert, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Industry, Trade, Employment and Communications 

 

 

A Media Roundtable Discussion  

"Media and State, Media and Wealth: Reciprocal Relations" 

 

Chair: Dan Shilon, Television and Radio Newscaster; Editor-in-Charge, Koteret 

Yaacov Achimeir, Foreign Reports Magazine, IBA Channel 1  

Col. Avi Benayahu, Commander, IDF Radio 

Ben Caspit, Ma'ariv Daily Newspaper 

Dr. Ilana Dayan, Anchor, Uvda Current Affairs Program, Channel 2  

Jacob Eilon, Nightly News Anchor, Channel 10 Network News 

Yoel Esteron, Ha'aretz Daily Newspaper 

Sever Plotzker, Chief Economic Editor, Yedioth Ahronoth Daily Newspaper 

Mordechai Sklar, Director-General, The Second Authority for Television and Radio 

Chaim Yavin, Anchor, Israel Television Channel 1  

 

Discussion 

 

Coffee break 

National Intelligence and Decision-Making at the Top 

Chair: Adv. Dalia Rabin-Pelossof, Chair of the Executive Committee, 

The Yitzhak Rabin Center for Israel Studies 

 

"National Intelligence - Lessons Learned and Future Challenges"  

Prof. Phillip Zelikow, Executive Director, 9/11 Commission, Director of the Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia 

 

"National Security Councils – A Comparative Perspective" 

Dr. Uzi Arad, Conference Chair and Head of the Institute for Policy and Strategy, 

The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya 

 

"Legislative Proposals for the National Security Council Law" 

Dr. Yehuda Ben-Meir, Law Offices of Lipa, Meir and Partners 

 

Dr. Yuval Steinitz, Member of Knesset, Chairman, Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee 

 

Discussion 

 

Lunch  

 

 

"Future Directions in American Foreign Policy"   

Amb. Dr. Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations 

 

 

 

14:30 Afternoon Sessions 

 

 

Lt. Gen. (res.) Shaul Mofaz, Minister of Defense 

 

 

 

Nuclear Proliferation 

 

Chair: Dr. Uzi Arad, Conference Chair and Head of the Institute for Policy and Strategy, The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya 

 

"The Second Nuclear Age – A New Look at Arms Control and Counterproliferation" 

Prof. Paul Bracken, School of Management, Department of Political Science, Yale University 

 

"Iran's Nuclear Posture" 

Prof. Shahram Chubin, Director of Research, Geneva Center for Security Policy 

 

"India's Strategic Role in the Global Arena" 

General (Retd.) Ved Prakash Malik, President, Observer Research Foundation Institute of Security Studies,  India 

 

Dr. Ariel (Eli) Levite, Principle Deputy Director General (Policy), Israel Atomic Energy Commission 

 

 

Discussion 

 

Global Trends and Strategic Changes 

 

"Global Trends – An American Perspective" 

Ambassador Dr. Robert D. Blackwill, President, Barbour Griffith and Rogers International; Former Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Planning and Presidential Envoy to Iraq  

 

Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns, United States Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Council 

 

Max Boot, Olin Senior Fellow, National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations 

 

"The Rise of Asia" 

Stanley O. Roth, Vice President, Asia International Relations, Boeing Company 

 

"Global Trends –  A European Perspective" 

Prof. Franחois Heisbourg, Directeur, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratיgique, France  

 

Discussion 

 

 

Lt. Gen. Moshe Ya’alon, Chief of General Staff, IDF 

 

 

 

Dinner 

 

20:00 Opening Ceremony 

 

Lighting of the 7th Hanukah Candle 

 

Prof. Uriel Reichman, President, The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya 

 

Yael German, Mayor of Herzliya 

 

 

H.E. Moshe Katzav, President of the State of Israel 

 

 

Awarding of The Friendship Prizes by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, President,  

The International Fellowship of Christian and Jews (Hakeren L’yedidut, Israel)  

 

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2004 

 

Harnessing Social and Economic Resources – National Strategies 

08:00 Morning Session 

Human and Social Resources – Comparative Indices 

 

Chair: Prof. Rafi Melnick, Dean, Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya 

 

"Measuring Scientific-Technological Progress in Israel" 

Prof. Baruch Raz, Director, MTN Technology Ltd. 

 

"Women in the Labor Force Scene –  Checks and Balances" 

Dr. Linda Efroni, Lawyer, Economist and Expert on the Labor Markets 

 

"Improving Social Indices" 

Dr. Daniel Gottlieb, Senior Advisor to the Governor, Bank of Israel 

 

"Defining and Quantifying Poverty" 

Prof. Jack Habib, Director, Myers JDC Brookdale Institute 

 

Discussion 

Government and Civic Society: Allocating Responsibilities 

Chair: Prof. Yuli Tamir, Member of Knesset 

"Who is Responsible? The State and Civic Society" – A Task Force Report 

 

"The National Friendship Foundation as a Model for Enlarging State Funding Through the Influence of NGO s"  

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, President, International Fellowship of Christian and Jews, U.S.A.  

 

"Philanthropy Cannot Replace the State" 

Elie Elalouf, Sacta-Rashi Foundation 

 

"Sderot – A Case Study" 

Eli Moyal, Mayor of Sderot 

 

"Distribution of Responsibility –  An Industrialist's Point of View" 

Elisha Yanay, Chairman and General Manager, Motorola Israel 

 

"National Partnership or Communal Paternalism – The Demise of the Welfare State?”  

Dr. Yigal Ben-Shalom, Director-General, National Insurance Institute of Israel 

 

Discussion 

 

Coffee break 

Social Security: A New Paradigm 

Chair: Dr. Yigal Ben-Shalom, Director-General, National Insurance Institute of Israel 

"Social Security in Israel –  A Proposal for Reform”  

 

"Social Security in Israel –  From Past to Future" 

Yael Andorn, Deputy Director, Budget Department, Ministry of Finance 

 

"A New Deal in Israel?" 

Dr. Neri Horowitz, Head, Programs for Senior Civil Servants; Mandel Leadership Institute; Ben Gurion University of the Negev 

 

Discussion 

 

Sources for Future Economic Growth  

Chair: Yossi Hollander, Chairman of the Board, Jacada 

"The Economic Model" 

Dr. Yacov Sheinin, President, Economic Models 

 

"The  High-Tech Industries" 

Elisha Yanay, Chairman and General Manager, Motorola Israel 

 

"Biotechnology" 

Mr. Eli Hurvitz, Founder, Chairman of the Board, Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. 

 

"Global Services" 

Shlomi Fogel, CEO, Ampa Ltd. 

 

 

Discussion 

 

Lunch 

 

 

Benjamin Netanyahu, Minister of Finance 

 

 

 

14:00 Afternoon Sessions 

The Defense Industries  

Chair: Maj. Gen. (res.) Amos Yaron, Director General, Ministry of Defense 

"Future Structuring of Israel's Defense Industries" 

Maj. Gen. (res.) Herzle Bodinger, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors, RADA Electronic Industries 

 

 "Israeli Defense Industries in the Global Arena" 

Joseph Ackerman, President and Director, Elbit Systems Ltd. 

 

"The Role of the Mid-Size Defense Company" 

Mark S. Newman, Chairman, President and CEO, DRS Technologies, Inc. 

 

"The Development and Acquisitions Factor  in the Domestic Defense Budget"  

Col. (res.) Jacob Toren, Chairman, Rafael 

 

Discussion 

 

Developments in the Energy Sector  

"The Oil and Refineries Market" 

Ohad Marani, Director-General, Oil Refineries Ltd. 

 

"Israel as a Two-Way Strategic Bridge for Oil Movement" – A Task Force Report 

Maj. Gen. (res.) Oren Shachor, President, Eilat-Ashkelon Pipeline Company 

 

Discussion 

 

Coffee break 

 

Removing the Barriers in the Financial Markets  

 

Chair: Prof. Amir Barnea, Founding Dean, Arison School of Business, 

The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya 

 

Dr. Meir Sokoler, Deputy Governor, Bank of Israel 

 

Shaul Bronfeld, Managing Director, Tel Aviv Stock Exchange 

 

Nir Gilad, Former Accountant General, Ministry of Finance; Deputy to Director General, Migdal 

 

Moshe Tery, Chairman, Israel Securities Authority  

 

Dr. Yaron Zelekha, Accountant General, Ministry of Finance 

 

Discussion 

 

National Policy Towards Israel’s Arab Community 

Chair: Ami Nahshon, President and CEO, The Abraham Fund Initiatives 

 

"Barriers in the Implementation of the Government's Policy Towards the Arab Citizens of Israel” 

Dr. Elie Rekhess, Senior Research Fellow, Dayan Center for Middle Eastern 

and African Studies, Tel Aviv University 

 

"Socio-Economic Shifts Within Israeli Arab Society" 

Dr. Ramzi Halabi, Director-General, Arab Businessmen Club 

 

Dr. Hanna Swaid, Head, The Arab Center for Alternative Planning 

 

Yosef (Tommy) Lapid, Member of Knesset, Chairman of the Shinui Party 

 

Discussion 

 

20:00 Dinner 

 

Lighting of the 8th Hanukah Candle 

 

Sir Ronald Cohen, Founding Partner and Chairman, Apax Partners Worldwide LLP 

 

 

 

Shimon Peres, Member of Knesset, former Prime Minister 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2004 

 

Upgrading Israel's International Status and Strengthening its Strategic Partnerships  

08:00 Morning Sessions 

Upgrading the Strategic Partnership with the U.S.  

"Re-Energizing U.S.-Israeli Special Relations" 

Col. Dr. Eran Lerman, Director General, Israel and Middle East Office, American Jewish Committee 

 

"A Defense Treaty with the United States?" 

Prof. Amnon Rubinstein, Dean, Radzyner School of Law, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya 

Countering the Anti-Israel Campaign 

Chair: Shula Bahat, Associate Executive Director, American Jewish Committee 

 

"Reconstructing the Myth of Zionist Racism" 

Prof. Robert Wistrich, Head, Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem  

 

"Israel and the World: Getting the Message Right" 

Dr. Frank I. Luntz, President, Luntz Research Companies 

 

"Coping with the United Nations" 

Prof. Anne Bayefsky, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute   

 

Discussion 

 

Coffee break 

 

 

"National Security Policy from a Foreign Policy Perspective" 

Ambassador Ron Prosor, Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs 

 

 

 

Deepening Israel-EU Relations 

Chair: Ambassador Ran Curiel, Deputy Director-General for Western Europe,  

Ministry of Foreign Affairs 

"Israel's European Option" 

 

Ambassador Marc Otte, European Union Special Representative to the Middle East Peace Process, Council of the European Union   

 

Ambassador Dr. Janusz Reiter, President, Center for International Relations, 

Warsaw, Poland 

  

"A Transatlantic Perspective of EU-Israel Relations" 

Karsten D. Voigt, Coordinator for German-American Cooperation, Federal Foreign Office, Germany 

 

Discussion 

Israel and the Euro-Atlantic Community - Upgrading Relations with NATO 

Chair: Ambassador Dr. Oded Eran, Israeli Ambassador to the European Union 

 

Dr. Ronald D. Asmus, Senior Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States 

 

Ambassador Sir Peter Ricketts KCMG, NATO Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom 

 

Bruce P. Jackson, President, Project on Transitional Democracies 

 

Dietmar Nietan, Member of Bundestag, GermanyF 

 

Maj. Gen. (res.) Matan Vilnai, Member of Knesset 

 

Discussion 

 

 

Lunch 

 

 

 

"A New World Order: Global Government Networks" 

Prof. Anne-Marie Slaughter, Dean, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University 

  


 

15:00 Afternoon Sessions 

Trends and Continuity in the Jewish World  

  

Amb. Avi Pazner, World Chairman, Keren Hayesod - UIA
Chair: Sallai Meridor, Chairman of the Executive, Jewish Agency for Israel and the World Zionist Organization 

"The Future of the Jewish People”  

 

"Bringing Judaism Closer" 

Rabbi Chaim Druckman, Director, Conversion Administration, Prime Minister's Office 

 

"A Turning Point in the Identity of European Jewry" 

Prof. Shmuel Trigano, Universitי de Paris, France 

 

“North American Jewry, Quo Vadis?" 

Mr. Marc Gold, Associate Member, Board of Governors, Jewish Agency for Israel; Member of Keren Hayesod/ United Israel Appeal  

 

Discussion 

Soft Power Within the Jewish People  

"The Soft Power of the Jewish People" 

Adv. Yitzhak Molho, Jewish People Policy Planning Institute 

 

"Strategies to Augment the Soft Power of the Jewish People" 

Prof. Yehezkel Dror, Founding President, Jewish People Policy Planning Institute 

 

"Science As a Source of Jewish Strength" 

Prof. Moshe Kaveh, President, Bar-Ilan University 

 

"The American Jewish Communities as a Strategic Network" 

Brig. Gen. (res.) Nachman Shai, Senior Vice President and Director General, 

United Jewish Communities Israel 

 

“A Council for Dialogue – the Jews and Israel” 

Ambassador Gad Yaacobi 

 

Discussion 

 

Coffee break 

16:45 Solidifying Israel-Diaspora Connections 

Chair: Natan Sharansky, Minister for Diaspora and Jerusalem Affairs 

"Israel-Diaspora Relations: Taglit birthright israel As a Model"  

Dr. Shimshon Shoshani, Director, Taglit birthright israel  

  

"Ten Days to Launch a Life-long Connection to Israel: The Impact of Taglit birthright israel" 

Prof. Leonard Saxe, Heller School for Social Policy and Management,  

Brandeis University 

  

Brig. Gen. Ilan Harari, Chief Education Officer, IDF 

  

Discussion 

 

Culture and Education in the Jewish World 

 

Chair: Tzipi Livni, Minister of Justice, Minister of Absorption and Housing, Minister of Construction 

"The People of Israel or the Israeli People" 

 

Wednesday, December 15, 2004  

 

"Jewish Heritage Education" 

Prof. Aliza Shenhar, President, Emek Yezreel College 

 

"Sea Change in the Jewish Consciousness of Secular Youth in the Last Decade" 

Ehud Prawer, Deputy Head of the National Security Council for Domestic Policy  

 

"Jewish Education in American Universities" 

Daniel Posen, Managing Director, Posen Foundation 

 

"The Dovrat Report and the Future of the Jewish People" 

Dr. Zvi Zameret, Director General, Yad Ben Zvi 

 

"A Cultural, Qualitative Dimension" 

Yitzchak Livni, Chairman, Channel 2 News Company 

 

"The Coalition Committee on Civil Marriages"  

Ronnie Bar-On, Member of Knesset, Chairman, Knesset House Committee 

 

"Science as a Source of Jewish Strength" 

Prof. Moshe Kaveh, President, Bar-Ilan University 

  

"The American Jewish Communities as a Strategic Network" 

Brig. Gen. (res.) Nachman Shai, Senior Vice President and Director General, 

United Jewish Communities Israel 

  

“A Council for Dialogue – the Jews and Israel” 

Ambassador Gad Yaacobi 

  

  

Discussion 

Solidifying Israel-Diaspora Connections 

Chair: Natan Sharansky, Minister for Diaspora and Jerusalem Affairs 

"Israel-Diaspora Relations: Taglit birthright israel As a Model"  

Dr. Shimshon Shoshani, Director, Taglit birthright israel  

 

"Ten Days to Launch a Life-long Connection to Israel: The Impact of Taglit birthright israel" 

Prof. Leonard Saxe, Heller School for Social Policy and Management,  

Brandeis University 

 

Brig. Gen. Ilan Harari, Chief Education Officer, IDF 

 

Discussion 

 

20:00 Dinner 

 

"Domestic Policy and Foreign Policy in a Changing World" 

Ambassador Zalman Shoval, Chairman, Institute for Policy and Strategy, The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya  

 

 

Silvan Shalom, Minister of Foreign Affairs 

 

 

Awarding of a Scholarship Award in memory of the late Ehud Sprinzak ז"ל, by Eti Livni, Member of Knesset  

 

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2004 

  

National Challenges and Alternative Strategies for the Arab-Israeli Process  

08:00 Morning Sessions 

The National Challenge of Developing the Negev 

Chair: Ambassador Ronald S. Lauder 

" 'Blueprint Negev' – The Vision and the Reality" 

 

"The Negev Facing a Major Breakthrough" 

Prof. Avishay Braverman, President, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev 

 

"Israel Railways Moving South" 

Moshe Leon, Chairman of the Board, Israel Railways 

 

"Developing the Negev: From Stagnation to Action" 

Shmuel Rifman, Chairman, Regional Councils of the Negev 

 

"Incorporating the Bedouins and Closing the Gaps: The Key to Realizing 

 Ben Gurion's Vision" 

Talal Alkrinawi, Mayor of Rahat 

 

"KKL - A Base for Joining Forces to Develop the Negev" 

Yehiel Leket, World Chairman, Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael, Jewish National Fund  

 

"Developing the Negev: Why We Will Succeed Today" 

Haim Blumenblat, CEO, “Daroma Eidan HaNegev” 

 

Discussion 

The Road Map and the Disengagement Plan   

Chair: Dr. Israel Elad-Altman, Director of Studies, Institute for Policy and Strategy, The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya 

"The Road Map" 

Adv. Dov Weissglas, Special Advisor, Prime Minister’s Office 

 

"The Disengagement Plan as a Molding Force on the National Level"  

Col. (res.) Itamar Ya’ar, Deputy Head of the National Security Council 

for Defense Policy 

 

Discussion 

 

"International Security Involvement – The Conceptual Framework" 

Pinhas Meidan-Shani, expert on negotiation and conflict resolution 

 

"The Disengagement: A Road to Peace" 

Ambassador Terje Rרd Larsen, United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process 

 

Coffee break 

Jordanian Alternatives   

Chair: Dr. Shmuel Bar, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Policy and Strategy, 

The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya 

  

Hani Al-Hassan 

 

"Jordan as a Palestinian National State – A Base for a Regional Settlement" 

Binyamin Elon, Member of Knesset  

 

"The Comeback of the Jordanian Optio – An Historical Perspective" 

Dr. Dan Shueftan, Center for National Security Studies, Haifa University 

 

Gideon Sa’ar, Member of Knesset, Head of the Coalition 

 

Frank J. Gaffney Jr., President and CEO, Center for Security Policy, Washington DC 

 

Discussion 

 

Lunch 

 

 

Nicolas Sarkozy, President, Union pour le Mouvement Populaire, France 

   

 

14:00 Afternoon Sessions 

                                                              

Bilateral Final Status Plans 

 

Chair: Dr. Israel Elad-Altman, Director of Studies, Institute for Policy and Strategy, The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya 

 

"Territorial and Population Swaps Between Israel and the Palestinians" 

Avigdor Liberman, Chairman, Israel Beteinu Party 

 

"The Geneva Initiative" 

Dr. Yossi Beilin, Chairman, Yachad Party 

Yasser Abed Rabbo, Head of the Palestinian Peace Coalition, Member of the PLO Executive Committee 

 

"The People’s Voice" 

Maj. Gen. (res.) Ami Ayalon, Chairman of the Board, Netafim 

Dr. Sari Nusseibeh, President, Al-Quds University 

 

Thursday, December 16, 2004  

 

Discussion 

 

Lt.Gen. (res.) Ehud Barak, former Prime Minister 

 

 

Coffee break 

Final Status Plans: Multilateral Arrangements and Territorial Swaps 

Chair: Dr. Uzi Arad, Conference Chair, Head of the Institute for Policy and Strategy, The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya 

 

"Multilateral Territorial Swaps – Geographic, Demographic and Economic Perspectives" 

Prof. Gideon Biger, Department of Geography, Tel Aviv University 

 

Israel Harel, Columnist, Ha’aretz Daily Newspaper 

 

Discussion 

 

Lord George Weidenfeld of Chelsea 

 

"The Future of Israel – A View From Abroad" 

Dr. Mathias Dצpfner, CEO and Head of Newspapers Division, Axel Springer, Germany  

Summing Up 

Dr. Uzi Arad, Conference Chair, Head of the Institute for Policy and Strategy,  

The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya 

Prof. Jerry (Yoram) Wind, Lauder Professor and Director, SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania 

20:00 Dinner 

Festive Closing Ceremony 

Prof. Uriel Reichman, President of The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya 

Ambassador Ronald S. Lauder 

"The Herzliya Address" 

 Ariel Sharon, Prime Minister of the State of Israel  

 

Farewell: Dr. Uzi Arad, Conference Chair, Head of the Institute for Policy and Strategy, The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya 

 

 

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