Events

Discussion

Deutsch-Israelische Beziehungen – Wege in die Zukunft

Diskussion mit Yuli-Yoel Edelstein, Präsident der Knesset

Expert conference

Populism & Policy

Global Populist Trends applied to Common Policy Problems 
On December 9th, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and the Israel Democracy Institute will host their third workshop on Populism.

Expert conference

Russia in the Middle East

Strategic Implications of Russia’s Involvement in the Middle East
The INSS Russia Program, in cooperation with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Israel,invites you to an international conference Among the conference topics: Russia in the international arena, Russia in the Middle East, and the relationship with Israel Panels open to the public and closed forums with leading experts from Russia,EU, and Israel More details to follow

Expert conference

The Annual National Security Conference

On November 25-26, 2019 the National Security and Democracy Program at IDI will hold its annual conference in Jerusalem in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung

Study and Information Program

SImon Veil Research Centre and KAS Israel: Study Tour of Poland

The study program will focus on Poland as a member of the European Union, its European integration process and current developments in the Polish society such as euro-skepticism, populism and anti-democratization trends. We will discuss the connection between the distant past of Poland, its role in World War II, the communist past, the westward turn, the rise of the right, its approach toward minorities, the place of the Jews, and its connection with Israel.

Expert conference

Arms Control Conference and Experts Forum

The INSS Arms Control and Regional Security Program, in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, will hold the annual Arms Control Conference and Experts Forum on November 11-12, 2019 at INSS.

Expert conference

Israeli Diplomacy in the Age of Ascendant Authoritarianism

Together with the Israel Council on Foreign Relations (which operates under the auspices of the World Jewish Congress), the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Israel organizes the conference "Israeli Diplomacy in the Age of Ascendant Authoritarianism" on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute 43 Jabotinsky Street, Jerusalem Conference Hall.

Symposium

The ideological roots of the "price tag" phenomenon

Exploring the subculture of “religiously-motivated racism" in Israel

Event Reports

Two peoples, two states

by Michael Mertes

Key questions raised by the current peace talks
On April 9, 2014, KAS Israel, the Geneva Initiative and the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Strategic Dialogue at the Netanya Academic College jointly hosted a conference on the key questions of the current peace talks and the regional implications of the establishment of a Palestinian state. More than 230 participants followed the two top-class panel discussions. The demand made by the Netanyahu government – that the Palestinians had to explicitly acknowledge Israel as a Jewish state – played a significant role in the course of the conference.

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Die Verantwortung der jungen Generation für die Zukunft der deutsch-israelischen Beziehungen

KAS-Stipendiaten im Dialog mit Israelis
Vom 16. bis zum 22. März 2014 besuchten 15 Stipendiatinnen und Stipendiaten der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung das Heilige Land und setzten sich im Rahmen des Studien- und Informationsprogramms der KAS mit der Verantwortung der jungen Generation für die Zukunft der deutsch-israelischen Beziehungen auseinander. Vor dem Hintergrund des bevorstehenden 50-jährigen Jubiläums der Aufnahme diplomatischer Beziehungen zwischen Deutschland und Israel traten die Teilnehmer in einen intensiven Dialog mit israelischen Akademikern sowie Entscheidungsträgern aus Politik und Zivilgesellschaft.

Event Reports

Is the EU an enemy of Israel?

by Michael Mertes

A conference discloses misconceptions
On March 24, 2014, KAS Israel and the conservative Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA) jointly organized an all-day symposium on “Europe and Israel: A New Paradigm”. The symposium revealed considerable prejudices and a lack of information that parts of the right side of the political spectrum in Israel bear towards the EU, such as the misperception that the EU is hostile against Israel and driven by anti-Semitic sentiments.

Event Reports

“Smart Regulation”

The Evolution and the Politics behind the German and European Efforts to Promote Better, Fair and Democratic Regulation
On 3 March 2014, Dr. Johannes Ludewig, Chairman of the German National Regulatory Control Council (NKR) at the Federal Chancellor's Office in Berlin and Member of the EU High Level Group on Administrative Burdens, gave a lecture on “Smart Regulation” at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem – a subject on which he had held discussions with representatives of the Israeli parliament and the legal service of the Knesset earlier on the same day.

Event Reports

Peer Leadership Workshop in Haifa

Eine Veranstaltung im Rahmen unseres EU-Projekts „Partners for Regional Leadership“
Am 21. und 22. Februar 2014 trafen sich 65 israelische Schüler in Haifa zu einem Trainingsworkshop. Über 2 Tage hinweg setzten die Schüler sich im Rahmen des tri-nationalen EU Projekts „PRL - Partner for Regional Leadership“ mit dem Thema Peer-Leadership auseinander. Das zweite Treffen der israelischen Teilnehmer der fand an der Reali Schule in Haifa statt. Die Schüler der Shaar HaNegev High School und der Dror Schule trafen sich mit den Schülern der Gastgeberschule mit dem Ziel sich besser kennenzulernen und in kleinen Gruppen zu erlernen, wie man sein Umfeld aktiv mitgestalten kann.

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The New Terrorism-Governance Nexus

Areas of Limited Statehood, Non-State Armed Groups and the Transformation of the Middle East
Israel is increasingly surrounded by areas of limited statehood where, to varying degrees, central authorities compete for security, as well as political, economic, and ideational power with a range of armed non-state governors. This was the key issued addressed by a workshop jointly organized by the International Institute for Counterterrorism (ICT) and KAS Israel. The workshop was held at the IDC Herzliya campus, starting with a public lecture event on the evening of the 11th of February 2014, and continuing in a round-table discussion for the next two days.

Event Reports

The Municipal Elections 2013 in the Arab and Druze Sector in Israel

A special issue in the “Arabs in Israel Update” series
This issue is published by the Konrad Adenauer Program for Jewish-Arab Cooperation at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Tel Aviv University. It summarizes the results of the municipal elections in Israel’s Arab and Druze towns held on October and November 2013.

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Wandel im Nahen Osten

by Evelyn Gaiser

Zwischen Hoffnung und Ungewissheit
Auf einer Konferenz der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Israel und des International Institute for Counterterrorism (ICT) warnte der ehemalige israelische Verteidigungsminister und Generalstabschef a. D., Schaul Mofas MdK, vor dem Scheitern der Friedensverhandlungen mit den Palästinensern und vor dem zunehmenden Einfluss radikalislamischer Terrororganisationen in Israels Nachbarschaft.

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Die Rolle der jungen Generation für die Zukunft der deutsch-israelischen Beziehungen

by Evelyn Gaiser

Vom 29. Januar bis zum 5. Februar besuchten 25 Mitglieder der Jungen Union Nordrhein-Westfalen das Heilige Land. Auf ihrer Reise wurden sie durch die Kollegen der KAS Israel und KAS Palästinensische Gebiete begleitet. Hierbei absolvierte die Delegation ein umfangreiches Programm und traf mit Politikern, jungen Entscheidungsträgern sowie religiösen Führungspersönlichkeiten zusammen.

Event Reports

Die Krise der Regierungsfähigkeit im Nahen Osten

by Evelyn Gaiser

Junge Deutsche und Israelis diskutieren über neue sicherheitspolitische Herausforderungen
Am Mittwoch, den 29. Januar trafen sich Vertreter der Jungen Union Nordrhein-Westfalen mit israelischen Studierenden am Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC), um mit diesen über das sicherheitspolitische Umfeld Israels drei Jahre nach dem „Arabischen Erwachen“ zu diskutieren.