The Conference in the Media


The Herzliya Conference is a center stage for policy assessment and analysis on Israeli, Middle Eastern and global affairs, and a catalyst for policy implementation.  

Traditionally, the Conference is launched by the President of the State of Israel and concluded by the Prime Minister of Israel, who delivers his annual “State of the Nation” speech, known as the “Herzliya Address”, from the Conference dais.  

The Conference provides an opportunity for leaders to launch initiatives and to deliver major public statements on the evolving policy approaches to global, regional and national affairs. Over the years, the Conference has welcomed many notable participants from abroad, including: Nicolas Sarkozy, Jimmy Carter, Salam Fayyad, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Condoleezza Rice, José María Aznar, Peter Mackay, Margaret Spellings, John McCain, Carl Bildt, John Edwards, Miguel Moratinos, Howard Dean, Martin Barták, Laurent Fabius, Ferenc Gyurcsány, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, William Cohen, Péter Medgyessy, Li Zhaoxing, Franco Frattini, Maxime Verhagen, Liam Fox and Alexandr Vondra. 

The Herzliya Conference is an international media event, attended by hundreds of journalists from around the world and closely followed throughout the region. At Herzliya 2010, the Conference, in cooperation with the IDC’s Ofer School of Communications, launched a “social media newsroom” that communicated highlights from the Conference via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, complementing the live streaming of the plenary sessions via the internet on www.herzliyaconference.org. Over the years, the Herzliya Conference has built a dedicated network of “virtual” participants viewing the Conference proceedings over the internet, with a growing number of viewers from across the Middle East.  

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