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Lecture Summaries

The Sixth Herzliya Conference
on 
 

The Balance of Israel’s National Security  

 

January 21-24, 2006 

  

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Saturday, January 21, 2006 

  

Greetings: 

Yael German, Mayor of Herzliya 

  

Opening Remarks: National Resilience in the Face of Risks and Opportunities 

Prof. Uzi Arad, Chair, Herzliya Conference; Head, Institute for Policy and Strategy 

  

  

 Assessing Israel's National Security and the “Herzliya Indices 2006” 

 

Chair: Israel Trau, Assistant General Manager, First International Bank of Israel 

  

Prof. Rafi Melnick, Dean, Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, IDC Herzliya 

  

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

  

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

  

Discussion  

  

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

  

  

20:00 Dinner 

  

Opening Ceremony 

 

Chair: Prof. Uriel Reichman, President, IDC Herzliya 

  

Prof. Israel (Robert) J. Aumann, Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics; Center for the Study of Rationality, Hebrew University of Jerusalem 

  

Prof. Haim Harari, Chairman of the Board, Davidson Institute for Science Education, Weizmann Institute 

  

  

  

Sunday, January 22, 2006 

  

08:00 Morning Sessions 

  

National Security Policy as Risk Management 

 

Chair: Maj. Gen. (res.) Eitan Ben-Eliyahu, CEO, Sentry Technology Group 

  

Prof. Paul R. Kleindorfer, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania 

  

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

  

Discussion 

  

  

 Strategic Trends on the Global Landscape 

 

Chair: Prof. Jerry (Yoram) Wind, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania 

  

  

Stanley Roth, Vice President for Asia, International Relations, Boeing Company 

  

Dr. Nicholas Eberstadt, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research 

  

Dr. Robert Trice, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Lockheed Martin Corporation 

  

Prof.  Jacob Frenkel, Vice Chairman, AIG and Former Governor of the Bank of Israel 

  

Discussion 

  

Discussants:  

Dr. Dan Schueftan, Deputy Director, National Security Studies Center, University of Haifa 

  

Dr. Shmuel Bar, Institute for Policy and Strategy, IDC Herzliya 

  

Lt. Gen. Dan Haloutz, Chief of General Staff, IDF 

             

  

  

  The Nuclearization of Iran – Strategic Implications 

 

Chair:Maj. Gen. (res.) David Ivry, Chairman, Board of Directors, Fisher Brothers Institute for Air and Space Strategic Studies 

             

Philippe Errera, Directeur adjoint, Centre d’Analyse et de Prיvision, Ministטre des Affaires Etrangטres, France 

  

Sir Michael Quinlan, Consulting Senior Fellow, International Institute for Strategic Studies    

  

Maj. Gen. (res.)Prof. Isaac Ben-Israel, Head, Security Studies Program, Tel Aviv University 

  

Discussion 

  

Discussants:  

MK Dr. Ephraim Sneh, Chairman, Subcommittee for Defense Doctrine, Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee  

  

MK Prof. Arieh Eldad, Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee 

  

  

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

  

  

  

Lunch 

  

14:00 Afternoon Sessions 

  

  

Amb. Ron Prosor, Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs 

  

MK Silvan Shalom, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs  

  

  

 Israel’s Standing in Europe and Future Relations with the EU and NATO 

 

Chair:Amb. Dr. Oded Eran, Ambassador, Head of Mission of Israel to the EU 

  

Dr. Josef Joffe, Herausgeber/Publisher-Editor, Die Zeit, Germany 

  

Ana Palacio, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Spain and Chair of the Joint Committee on European Affairs, Parliament of Spain 

  

General theLord Charles Guthrie of Craigiebank, GCB, LVO, OBE 

  

Dr. Kenneth R. Weinstein, CEO, Hudson Institute 

  

Discussion 

  

Discussant: Col. (res.) Uri Naaman, Coordinator for NATO and European Defense Organizations, Political-Military Bureau, Ministry of Defense 

  

  

Israel’s Standing in the United States and Future Israeli-American Relations 

 

Chair: Amb. Zalman Shoval, Chairman, Board of Directors, Export Investment Corp., Ltd. 

  

Mortimer Zuckerman, Chairman and Editor in Chief, U.S. News and World Report 

  

Dr. Frank Luntz, Consultant, The Israel Trust 

  

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, President, The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (HaKeren L’yedidut Israel) 

  

Dr. Boaz Mourad, Brand Israel Group 

  

Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman, The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations 

  

Dr. Robert Danin, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, US State Department 

  

  

Discussion 

  

Discussant: Col. (res.) Dr. Eran Lerman, Director, Israel and Middle East Office, American Jewish Committee 

  

  

20:00 Dinner  

  

MK Benjamin Netanyahu, Chairman of the Likud Party 

  

Prof. Alan Dershowitz, Harvard Law School 

  

Carl Bildt, Former Prime Minister of Sweden 

  

  

  

Monday, January 23, 2006 

  

08:00 Morning Sessions 

  

     An "Atlas" of Road Maps and Options for the Israeli-Arab Process 

 

Chair: Maj. Gen. (res.) Ilan Biran 

  

  

Maj. Gen. (res.) Amos Gilead, Director, Political-Military Bureau, Ministry of Defense 

  

Adi Mintz Member of Yesha Council  

  

Jacob Keidar, Director, Multilateral Peace Talks Coordination Department and Water Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs 

  

Chair: Prof. Uriel Reichman, President, IDC Herzliya 

  

Jimmy Carter, Former President of the United States  

  

 Dr. Robert Satloff, Executive Director, Washington Institute for Near East Policy 

  

Discussion 

                                     

  

Discussants:  

Brig. Gen. Michael Herzog, Visiting Military Fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy 

  

Amb. Dr. Daniel C. Kurtzer, Visiting Professor of Middle East Policy Studies, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University 

  

Eyal Megged, Author 

  

  

  

  Defensible Borders for Israel 

  

Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror, Head of the Defensible Borders Project and the Institute for Contemporary Affairs, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs 

  

Lt. Gen. (res.) Moshe Ya’alon, Former Chief of General Staff, IDF 

  

Amb. Dr. Dore Gold, President, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs 

  

Discussion 

  

Discussant: Brig. Gen. (res.) Oded Tyrah, President, Phoenicia America-Israel 

  

  

 Demography, Borders and Palestinian Statehood 

 

Chair: Dr. Israel Elad-Altman, Institute for Policy and Strategy, IDC Herzliya 

  

Gideon Grinstein, Founder and President, The Re’ut Institute 

  

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

  

Prof. David Newman, Department of Politics and Government, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev  

  

MK Dr. Ahmad Tibi, Knesset Economics Committee 

   

Discussion 

  

Discussants:  

Bennett Zimmerman, Project Leader, “Arab Population in the West Bank and Gaza:  The Million Person Gap” 

  

Dr. Nicholas Eberstadt 

  

Lunch 

  

Chair: Poju Zabludowicz, Chairman and CEO, Tamares Group 

  

Tzipi Livni, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Justice and Minister of Immigrant Absorption 

  

14:00 Afternoon Sessions 

  

  

 Jerusalem - The Capital of Israel and the Jewish People 

 

Chair: Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein 

  

Prof. Ruth Lapidoth, The Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies 

Israel Kimchi, The Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies 

Nir Barkat, Council Member, Municipality of Jerusalem 

Eitan Meir, Director General, Municipality of Jerusalem 

  

Discussion 

  

Discussants:  

Dan Halperin, CEO, IFTIC 

  

Dr. Moshe Amirav, Head of Public Policy Studies, Beit Berl College 

  

  

  

  The Galilee - A National Priority and Challenge  

 

Chair: Yehiel Leket, World Chairman, Hakeren Kayemet L’Yisrael, Jewish National Fund 

  

Amb. Prof. Aliza Shenhar, President, Emek Yezreel College 

  

Brig. Gen. (res.) Eival Gilady, Chairman, Western Galilee College 

  

Efrat Duvdevani, Director, Ministry for the Development of the Negev and Galilee 

  

Dr. Faisal Azaiza, Head, Jewish-Arab Center, Haifa University; Head, The Gustav Heinemann Institute for Middle Eastern Studies  

  

Shlomo Bohbot, Mayor, Maalot-Tarshicha 

  

  

Discussion 

  

Discussant:Prof. Alean Al-Krenawi, Department of Social Work, Ben-Gurion University 

  

  

  The Viability of Democracy: The Rule of Law and the Rulers’ Law 

 

Chair: Prof. Amnon Rubinstein, Provost, IDC Herzliya 

  

Adv. Elie Goldschmidt, Israel Corp. 

  

Shelly Yechimovitch 

  

MK Gideon Sa’ar, Likud Parliamentary Group Chairman 

  

MK Yossi Sarid, Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee 

             

Discussion  

  

  

 Law Enforcement: Putting Democracy to the Test  

 

Chair: Prof. Moshe Barniv, Radzyner School of Law, IDC Herzliya 

  

Dan Margalit, Ma’ariv  

  

Justice Micha Lindenstrauss, State Comptroller and Ombudsman 

  

Commissioner Moshe Karadi, Inspector General, Israel Police 

  

MK Michael Eitan, Chairman, Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee 

  

Amb. John R. Bolton   

Permanent U.S. Representative to the United Nations (via video conference)                                    

  

Chair: Alan B. Slifka, Founder and Chairman, The Abraham Fund 

  

MK Amir Peretz, Chairman of the Labor Party 

  

  

Chair: Hermann Bnz, Director, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Israel Office 

  

Laurent Fabius, Former Prime Minister of France 

  

  

  

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 

  

08:00 Morning Sessions 

             

  

 Social Policy and Economic Growth 

 

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

  

Dr. Karnit Flug, Director of Research, Bank of Israel 

  

Prof. Arie Arnon, Department of Economics, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev 

  

Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Director, Center for Employment Policy, Hudson Institute 

  

Daniel Doron, Director, Israel Center for Social and Economic Progress 

  

Discussion 

  

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

  

  

  

  

The Socio-Economic Interface: Sectors, Initiatives and Policy 

 

Chair: Yossi Rosen, President and CEO, Israel Corp. 

  

Itsik Danziger, Chairman, Education Initiative in the Galilee, IVN  

  

 Prof. Ezra Sadan, Managing Partner, Sadan-Lowenthal, Ltd. 

  

Dr. Aziz Haidar, Truman Institute, Hebrew University of Jerusalem 

  

Sir Ronald Cohen, Chairman, The Portland Trust 

  

Discussion 

  

             

 Investment to Spur Economic Growth and Reduce Poverty  

 

Chair: Yossi Hollander, Chairman, Jacada 

  

Prof. Stanley Fischer, Governor, Bank of Israel 

  

Dr. Yacov Sheinin, CEO, Economic Models 

  

Prof. Sean Barrett, Trinity College, Dublin 

  

Discussion 

  

Discussant: Shraga Brosh, President, Manufacturers Association of Israel 

  

  

Lunch  

  

Lord George Weidenfeld of Chelsea, Weidenfeld & Nicholson 

  

  

14:00 Afternoon Sessions 

  

 Patriotism and National Security in Israel 

 

Chair:Prof. Uzi Arad 

  

Gal Alon, Institute for Policy and Strategy, IDC Herzliya 

  

Prof. Herbert London, President, Hudson Institute 

  

Prof. Ephraim Yaar, Head, Evens Program in Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Tel Aviv University 

  

MK Prof. Yael (Yuli) Tamir, Department of Philosophy and School of Education, Tel Aviv University 

  

Dr. Eilat Mazar, Institute of Archeology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem 

  

Discussion 

  

Discussants:  

Col. (res). Ahuva Yanai, Executive Director, Matan 

  

Ari Shavit, Ha’aretz 

  

 

 Judaism as Culture in the Age of Globalization 

 

Chair: Prof. Moshe Kaveh, President, Bar-Ilan University 

  

Prof. Menachem Brinker, Faculty of Humanities, Hebrew University of Jerusalem 

  

Prof. James Young, Chair, Department of Judaic and Near East Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 

  

Discussion 

Discussant: Prof. Benjamin Ish-Shalom, Rector, Beit Morasha of Jerusalem: The Academic Center for Jewish Studies and Leadership 

  

  

Chair:Felix Posen, Founder and President, Posen Foundation 

  

Prof. A. B. Yehoshua, Author 

  

Prof. Yehuda Bauer, Yad Vashem 

             

Discussion 

  

  

The Jewish World in 2025 

 

Chair: Zeev Bielski, Chairman of the Executive, The Jewish Agency for Israel and the World Zionist Organization 

  

Prof. Alan Dershowitz, Harvard Law School 

             

Amb. Dr. Dennis Ross, Chairman, Jewish People Policy Planning Institute 

  

Discussion  

  

The Diaspora Communities and Israel 

 

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

  

Arcadi Gaydamak, President, Congress of Jewish Communities of Russia 

  

Prof. Yedidya Stern, World Jewish Forum 

  

Dr. Colin Rubenstein, Executive Director, The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council 

  

Discussion 

  

Discussant: Avinoam Bar-Yosef, Director General, Jewish People Policy Planning Institute 

  

  

Summary: Policy Challenges - Invigorating the Jewish; Democratic; State  

Prof. Uzi Arad 

  

19:30 Dinner 

  

The “Herzliya Address” 

 

Chair: Prof. Uriel Reichman 

  

Ehud Olmert, Acting Prime Minister; Minister of Finance; Minister of Industry, Trade and Employment  

  

Closing: 

Prof. Uzi Arad 

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