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Making Space for Each Other

Developing Shared Space in Divided Societies

In cooperation with the Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research the KAS-Office Jerusalem held the 4th session of the joint “Kollek-Adenauer-Program” for creation of shared spaces in Jerusalem. Speaker of this session was Prof. Frank Gaffikin from Queens University, Belfast who gave an insight in his work on urban planning for the development of shared spaces in divided cities such as Belfast.

The Future of Israeli-European Relations in the eyes of Young Proffesionals


KAS Israel launched a series of workshops in cooperation with YPFP Tel-Aviv on the topic of Israeli-European relations. The participants included representatives from different European embassies, journalists, Academic researchers and representatives from various other Non-Governmental and Governmental organizations. The group heard from Mr. Shmuel (Sammy) Revel, Head of Europe Division in the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs and discussed the “Shared Interests and Common Challenges”, and later engaged in a workshop that explored the necessary skills in today's changing global environment.

30 Years to the first Intifada

In memory of Prof. Yaacov Bar-Siman-Tov

KAS Israel held an excellent event together with the Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research marking 30 years from the first Intifada and in memory of Prof. Yaacov Bar-Siman-Tov, with whom we had a long partnership with as the former head of the Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies. We were pleased to host the experts Col. (res.) David Haham, Dr. Col. (res.) Moshe Elad and Professor Hillel Cohen who provided a very thorough analysis and history of the first intifada for the audience.

Tel Aviv Salon with Moshe “Bogie” Ya'alon

Together with our partner, the Tel Aviv Salon, 210 young professionals came together to listen to Mr. Ya’alon speak about the current political status quo and his political future.

100 Years Since the Balfour Declaration

KAS Israel and the Jerusalem Centre for Public Affairs (JCPA) dedicated their mutual annual conference on the 28th of January to a special date – the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration.

Immigration - Where do we go now?

Conference of Young Researchers in European Studies and African Studies in Israel

In cooperation with The Centre for the Study of European Politics and Society, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung co-hosted on January 16 the sixth annual Conference of Young Researchers in European Studies at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. This year the conference was organized as a joint initiative together with the Tamar Golan Africa Centre, as the focus of the conference this year was on immigration. The aim of this conference was to reflect together on African and European Studies and through exchange of knowledge, to enhance the research and study capacities in this field.

From Storytelling to Activism

On February 24-25th the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Israel held a two-day seminar. More than fifty Palestinian and Israeli high-school students participated in it. The seminar aimed to enable the students to emerge from their personal and national narratives in order to find a common ground between the two peoples and eventually to become more active in their communities.

משלחת בראשות מזכיר המפלגה הנוצרית-דמוקרטית ד"ר פיטר טאובר

בחודש פברואר אירחה קרן קונראד אדנאואר בישראל את מזכיר המפלגה הנוצרית-דמוקרטית (CDU) ד"ר פיטר טאובר ומשלחת של עשרה נציגות ונציגים מהפרלמנט הפדרלי ומפרלמנטים אזוריים ממדינות שונות בגרמניה.

Deutschland und Israel: Neue Synergien für langjährige Partner

Dialogprogramm mit CDU-Generalsekretär Dr. Peter Tauber

Vom 21.bis 24. Februar kam CDU Generalsekretär Dr. Peter Tauber (MdB) mit einer Gruppe von Bundes- und Landtagsabgeordneten nach Israel. Im Vordergrund des Dialogprogramms stand vor allem die Frage, in welchen Bereichen die deutsch-israelischen Beziehungen noch weiter intensiviert werden können. Welchen Herausforderungen beide Länder gegenwärtig gegenüberstehen wurde u.a. mit dem Sprecher der Knesset, Yuli Yoel Edelstein und dem Vorsitzenden der deutsch-israelischen Parlamentariergruppe, Nachman Shai, diskutiert.

100 Jahre Balfour Declaration

Internationale Konferenz

Die KAS Israel und das Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA) widmeten sich im Rahmen ihrer gemeinsamen Jahreskonferenz am 28. Februar 2017 einem besonderen Datum – dem 100. Jahrestag der Balfour Deklaration. Sie stellte einen Meilenstein für die Anerkennung des Existenzrechts des jüdischen Volkes im Heiligen Land dar. Sie wird zu Recht als einer der entscheidenden Schritte auf dem Weg zur Gründung des Staates Israel dargestellt. Experten aus unterschiedlichen Disziplinen analysierten die Balfour Deklaration und deren Implikationen aus historischer, rechtlicher und politischer Perspektive.

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