Topics of the convention and the participants
Jaffa Convention – Policy and Society
Political discourse - Jews and Arabs in Israel - What should the future hold? What will happen in the next Knesset?
Eli Yishai - Minister of Interior and Chairman of Shas, MK Ahmad Tibi, Deputy Foreign MinisterDanny Ayalon, Minister of Religious Services Yakov Margi, MK Sheikh Ibrahim Sarsur, RabbiMichael Melchior, MK Mohammad Barakeh, Yitzhak Aharonovich - Minister of Public Security, MK Daniel Ben-Simon, Tzippi Livni, Chairperson, "The Movement", MK Ilan Gilon, Ariel Attias - Minister of Construction and Housing ,MK Ze'ev Elkin, MK Hanna Swaid, MK Avishai Braverman, MK Orit Zuaretz, MK Dov Hanin, MK Afou Agbaria, Chairperson of Meretz Zahava Galon, and others
Culture? Art? What do we artists have to do with Jewish-Arab dialogue?
Natan Datner - actor and radio host, Odeya Koren - actress and radio host
Ahinoam Nini - singer, Gil Dor - singer, Yussuf Abu Warda - actor, Amal Murkus - singer,
Basel Tannous - film director, Abed Abdi - painter, and others
Future vision? And… what's next? Discussion within Arab society with the participation of authors of the "Future Vision of the Palestinian Arabs in Israel" written in 2006
Ramiz Jaraisy - Mayor of Nazareth, Salman Natour, writer - on culture, Dr. Yousef Jabareen - on law, Dr. Khaled Abu-Asbah - on education, Jafar Farah - on civil society, and others
Response within Jewish society to the Palestinian vision: is there a Jewish future vision?
Prof. Sammy Smooha, Prof. Yitzhak Reiter
According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, close to 50% of first grade children this year are Arabs and ultra-Orthodox Jews.
Discussion of this topic among rabbis and rebbetzins within the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community.
Rabbi Mordechai Malka - Chief Rabbi of Elad, Rabbi Zion Cohen - Chief Rabbi of Even Yehuda
Rabbi Shalom Peretz - Chairman, Committee of Yeshiva Students, Dudi Zilbershlag - Media
Rabbi Shem-Tov Menachem-Chairman,Council of Rabbis, HaRabanit Yaffa Deri - the Haredi Girls Academy, HaRabanit Ester Atias - the Haredi Girls Academy, HaRabanit Ester Malcha - Elad, HaRabanit Adina Bar-Shalom, board member-Citizens Accord Forum, President of the Haredi Girls Academy
Jaffa Convention - economy and Society
In cooperation with the governmental Authority for the Economic Development of the Arab, Druze and Circassian Sectors
Government responsibility? What have we done and what must be done by those who continue the work?
Discussion of directors general and senior officials
Director General, Ministry of Interior - Amram Kalaji, Director General, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services - Nahum Itzkovitz, Director General, Ministry of Transport - Uzi Yitzhaki,
Director General, Ministry of Tourism - Noaz Bar-Nir, Director General, Ministry of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs - Ronen Plot, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor - Inon Elroy, Director of Programs Department, Ministry of Construction and Housing -Zvia Efrati, Director, Economic Development Authority - Ayman Seif
Intergration of Israeli Arabs in predominantly Jewish workplaces - with researches and field workers -a roundtable event of the Sderot Conference and the Jaffa Convention
Dr. Masad Barhoom, Director of the Western Galilee Hospital in Naharia, Dr. Assaf Dar,Haifa University, Eli Avidar,Chairman New Middle East Forum, Jaber Asakleh,Shatil
Jewsand Arabs kicking the same ball - and what next? -playing sport togetheras an educational tool for shared society (During the session current research results will be presented)
Dr. Dr. Pini Shimon Wingate Institute, Meir Orenstein, Education & Society Enterprises, Danny Gali - Director of the Tennis Center, Tamar Chai-Segev, Peres Peace Institute
Ghazi Nujeidat, Ofiice of Culture & Sport, and others
Some of sessions will be held simultaneously.
Jaffa Convention- additional events
During the Day - Events and joint sports activities will be conducted for members of the Youth Parliaments of Mixed Jewish- Arab Cities.
During the course of the convention Knesset Members will sign a Charter, - " We must agree on how to disagree"
In keeping with the tradition started a few years ago, two radio events will take place- "Jaffa Convention on IBA Radio" and "Jaffa Convention on Radio El- Shams"
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