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The 7th Annual Jaffa Convention in the name of Irwin Green

This year we gather to ask: “So what’s next?”


 Thursday, 20.12.12, between 9:30 - 17:00

Arab-Jewish Community Center, Jaffa


For Registration –please see below



 As we described in the previous newsletter, sent a few days ago, at this convention we will ask “so what now?” How to we carry on from here in all matters connected to the relationship between Jews and Arabs in Israel?
 
Below is a list of the speakers and participants. The list is not final; we will publish the final list within a few days. As you will notice, this year we have included speakers from sectors that don’t usually take part in the dialogue between Arabs and Jews, or in activities to improve the situation of the Arab community in Israel.
 
Taking part in the convention there will be policy makers along side public figures and members of the general public. The meeting will carry the message that is common to all of us – it is possible for the situation to be different – we can live together; with equality, tolerance and mutual respect. We must, yes we must, all work together to reach this necessary reality: policy makers, politicians from the left and right, citizens, you and us – because there is no alternative.



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"


Registration


For online registration please click here


For reagistration please call: 02-6731118 - extension 1

or send an e-mail request to : sharon@caf.org.il

Please, make sure that you receive from us confirmation of your registration
(we will get back to you)


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