Lecture Summaries

The Sixth Herzliya Conference

The Balance of Israel’s National Security  


January 21-24, 2006 


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Saturday, January 21, 2006 



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 




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 





 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 





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 





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 






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 




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 





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 






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 




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 





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


Dr. Nicholas Eberstadt 




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 





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 





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 





 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 




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 





 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 




Discussant: Shraga Brosh, President, Manufacturers Association of Israel 





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 





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 



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 





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 




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 




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  



Prof. Uzi Arad 

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