Events

Event

Lessons from Other Conflicts

The evening will be dedicated for the relevance of comparing the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict with other conflicts around the world in order to learn how they are being dealt in other places and to draw the conclusions for our region.

Expert talk

The Current EU-Israel Relations

Presentation of the latest KAS Israel study

Press conference for national and international journalist

Workshop

fully booked

"The Israel-Europe Future Task Force” Project

MEETING 3: FUTURE RELATIONS IN THE EYES OF YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

The project will address issues relating the Israeli-European relations and the rising challenges in the international system in a series of discussions and workshops for a group of young Israeli and European foreign policy professionals.

Expert conference

International Conference on Constitutional Dilemmas

Over the past decade, there has been a growing political debate with regard to the extent of self-restraint of the Israeli Supreme Court. This conference will review major themes, which have been in the heart of the Israeli constitutional discussion.

Expert talk

Water Security and Regional Cooperation

KAS Israel and EcoPeace Middle East present an expert discussion on water security issues in the Middle East and regional cooperation, within the frame of the annual Herzliya Conference.

Expert conference

European and Regional Legal Responses to the Refugee "Crisis" in Global Context

Over the past decade a series of refugee "crises" have affected various parts of the world, including Israel, the Middle East and Europe. This conference will ask to take a step back and to examine these events in a broader global and legal context

Seminar

The EchoChamber

A Conference on Hate Speech on the Internet

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Israel, the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Simon Wiesenthal Center have partnered together to present a conference on hate speech on the internet.

Book presentation

"The Challenge of Complexity: How to Convey Israel to the German Public"

In cooperation with the bpb, KAS Israel invites you to the “Länderbericht Israel” book presentation by Dr. Gisela Dachs and to a panel discussion on the topic of “The Challenge of Complexity: How to Convey Israel to the German Public".

Seminar

Energy security and Regional Cooperation in the Eastern Mediterranean Rim

A 2-Day expert workshop focusing on the development of the gas and electricity interconnection and trade in the Eastern Med.

Study and Information Program

fully booked

New Approaches to Conflict Resolution in Israeli Society

Bar Ilan University Student trip to Akko

"New Approaches to Conflict Resolution in Israeli Society" is a special graduate course which is an integral and significant aspect of the Graduate Program in Conflict Management took place for the 14th cycle during this academic year.

COVID19-Multi-Country Study Research Results

The world is changing rapidly. More rapidly than we have ever experienced. Every country is under a similar threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. Each country is responding differently and the rate of infection and mortality rates differ from country to country. We know what the Governments are doing and this survey helps us understand what people in each country think about it.

Populism in times of pandemics – a chance or danger for democracies?

On April 7th, 2020 the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s (KAS) office Israel organized an online panel discussion on “Populism in times of pandemics – a chance or danger for democracies?” bringing together experts from Germany, Israel, Hungary, and Poland. The debate focused on perspectives from different countries as to the impact of the current crisis on democracies.

Russia in the Middle East: Ever-Changing Policy in an Ever-Changing Region

The Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Israel (KAS) held an international conference that took place on December 3 , 2019, at INSS in Tel Aviv, Israel. Middle Eastern politics changed profoundly in October 2015, when Russia decided to step into the Syrian civil war on the side of President Assad. This added an international dimension to an already complex conflict and created a new strategic situation with international consequences. In this context, the event brought together participants from Russia, Europe and Israel for an in-depth dialogue. The event focused on further understanding on the most pertinent issues and strengthening cooperation in the future.

"Responding to hybrid threats: from disinformation to boots on the ground"

KAS Israel hosts Cyber Security Roundtable

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation Israel hosted a two-day Cyber Security expert round-table in Herzliya which dealt with the topic "Responding to hybrid threats: from disinformation to boots on the ground" from the 12th to the 14th of November. The round-table was the fourth of its kind as part of a series of events and brought together German, Israeli and US experts from the field of cyber security.

PhD study group "Security and Development in the 21st Century"

visits israel and the palestinian territories

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) Israel hosted the KAS PhD study group "Security and Development in the 21st Century" in late October. The purpose of the study trip was to familiarize the fellows with Israel's security challenges. The group met with representatives of civil society, the academy and (former) members of the Israeli security establishment.

Arab society in Israel in light of upheavels in the Arab world

Book presentation: “Left to its Fate: Arab society in Israel under the shadow of the Arab Spring events”

On June 24, 2019, KAS and the Konrad Adenauer Program for Jewish-Arab Cooperation presented the publication "Left to its fate: Arab society in Israel under the shadow of the Arab Spring" authored by Dr. Yusri Khaizran and Muhammad Khlaile at the Tel Aviv University. The book was edited and published by the Konrad Adenauer Program earlier this year. The conference brought together academics, politicians and journalists to celebrate this important publication and to discuss the topic from different perspectives.

The Israeli periphery as a space of opportunities

One day seminar with the Manof Forum in North of Israel

A one-day seminar in the North of Israel with the Manof Forum focused on entrepreneurship in the geographical periphery of Israel as a tool for inter-cultural inclusiveness and cultural pluralism. On the one hand it is considered to be a periphery, which faces security threats as well as economic and social challenges, on the other hand, the diversity of the population is oftentimes an unexpected engine for an unusual development in different areas.

Countries and Campaigns: Populism and Elections

On 25 June 2019, the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Israel and the Israel Democracy Institute held a conference on "Countries and Campaigns: Populism and Elections".

KAS Israel

IMPACT Seminar, Caesaria Israel

The ILF aims to foster dialogue and collaboration between the private and public sector by bringing together business leaders and members of government institutions. Together with KAS Israel, the IMPACT Seminar hosted lectures by executives from various sectors which provided input and stimulated discussions. Topics such as opportunities for eGovernment, scientific support for start-ups, personnel planning and the integration of minorities into the labor market were discussed. Through the lectures and group work of the participants, the seminar’s goal was to bridge the gap between the public and private sectors and identity opportunities for cooperation . The ILF seminar works toward four overarching goals. Firstly, in order to strengthen collaboration between the private and public sectors, bureaucratic hurdles must be removed. Moreover, the innovative thinking of start-ups should be fed into the public sector and other companies. The second target is to reduce the differences in the field of education. Increased youth work contributes to incite interest in entrepreneurship and communicating relevant values. Third, industry and commerce must again be a more attractive field of work to generate new skilled workers. Conclusions from the seminar discussed enhancing cooperation with start-ups and the establishment of a traineeship. Issues were discussed highlighting the inequality of industry between the periphery and the center, affecting Northern Israel in particular. In order to reduce disparities, a proposal of a pilot project empowering residents, local authorities, businesses and organizations in order to help improve the quality of life and work in the North was included. This also creates incentives for companies to settle there. Other challenged discussed in the Seminar included an aging society, disparities in access to health care and dwindling trust in public institutions. In terms of the the forum itself, members discussed that the heterogeneity of the members should be increased. Since the seminar, members of the forum have reconvened in competence clusters with respect to their respective fields of expertise and professional backgrounds.

German-Israel Relations: Quo Vadis?

Gemeinsame Konferenz der KAS Israel und des Israel Council on Foreign Relations

Ende Mai 2019 veranstaltete die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Israel gemeinsam mit dem Israel Council on Foreign Relations eine Konferenz zum Stand der deutsch-israelischen Beziehungen. Neben dem Berichterstatter zu Israel im Auswärtigen Ausschuss des Deutschen Bundestages, Roderich Kiesewetter MdB, kamen zudem der bekannte Journalist und Autor David Witzthum, Dr. Gisela Dachs, Dozentin am DAAD Zentrum für Deutschlandstudie und am Forum Europa, Prof. Moshe Zimmermann sowie Dr. Peter Lintl (SWP) zu Wort.