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Forum

Reflections on the History and Structure of the European Union and the Current State of Israeli-EU Relations

The Young Diplomats Forum is a programme designed to bring together young diplomats from the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs and representatives from the European corps diplomatique. It is sponsored by the Israel Council on Foreign Relations.

Expert conference

Incitement to Terror and Violence

New Challenges, New Responses
Joint conference with the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, a longstanding partner of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation in Israel.

Conversation

Then, Now and Thereafter: Barbara Honigmann

Time of Separation – Time of Unity: An author harks back
An evening with Barbara Honigmann on contemporary German-Jewish literature, which includes a discussion between Prof. Amir Eshel (Stanford University) and Barbara Honigmann followed by a short reading of pieces from Honigmann’s work.

Symposium

The Position of Islam and Judaism on the Status of Arab Minority in Israel

Joint symposium of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Israel and the Konrad Adenauer Program for Jewish-Arab Cooperation at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Tel Aviv University.

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The Arab Spring and the New Middle East

A European Perspective
Lecture evening with Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering, MEPFormer President of the European Parliament andChairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Expert conference

Arab Real Estate Development - Innovations and Potential

Business Conference
Joint conference of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Israel and its partner The Center for Jewish-Arab Economic Development

Symposium

School Textbooks in the Greater Middle East

National Identity and Images of Self and Other
Joint conference of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Truman Institute

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“Jekkes und Templer”

Joint event of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, the German Embassy and the Jerusalem Goethe Institute

Symposium

The European Union: Facing New Challenges

Fifth „KAS-BGU-Round”

Workshop

IPCRI STAT: "The Quartet Parameters"

ISRAELI PALESTINIAN POLITICAL WORKING GROUP

Event Reports

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.

Event Reports

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

by Aylin Matlé

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.

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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.

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

by Aylin Matlé

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.

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

by Aylin Matlé

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.

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

by Palina Kedem

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.

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The Israeli periphery as a space of opportunities

by Palina Kedem

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.

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Countries and Campaigns: Populism and Elections

by Liza Katz

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

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IMPACT Seminar, Caesaria Israel

by Susi Doring Preston

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.

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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.