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James K. Sebenius
 

Negotiating Tomorrow: An Interview with Prof. James Sebenius

Posted on: June 24th, 2012

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JewishPress.com had the opportunity to interview Harvard Business School professor James Sebenius at the 2012 President’s Conference. Professor Sebenius is both an expert on the theory of negotiations and a professional negotiator to boot. He's involved in some of the negotiations in the Middle East.

President Shimon Peres
 

Blogging Tomorrow at the President’s Conference

Posted on: June 22nd, 2012

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Bloggers had the opportunity to ask President Peres some questions at the gathering. Bloggers from both national papers and personal websites were represented and asked questions that ranged from straightforward politics to ones that were more personal. One inevitably centered around the issue of Iran, in which Peres answered that Iran is using dangerous means that don’t give Israelis much of a choice when deciding what to do next.

John Chambers, CEO of CISCO Systems Inc., meets with Israeli president Shimon Peres at the Presidential Conference in Jerusalem.
 

Reflections on the Presidential Conference 2012

Posted on: June 21st, 2012

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There is much to learn by listening to these wise and experienced speakers, and we all appreciate the time given by all those who participated in the conference, but more so, I was moved by the ‘schmooze’ time these men donated. People were accessible, friendly and willing to help, because after all, it’s about the future!

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President Peres
 

Peace and the President’s Conference: Can a Realist Believe in Miracles?

Posted on: June 21st, 2012

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Despite President Peres’ pleas to continue the pursuit of peace, people are beginning to say out loud that it is implausible. After assessing the situation with greater depth, I realize that I have a better chance of becoming Miss America than the Middle East does at achieving peace. Still, David Ben-Gurion made a good point when he said: “In Israel, in order to be a realist, you must believe in miracles.” Miss America or not, let’s keep that positivity coming.

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Governor of the Bank of Israel Stanley Fischer
 

Day Two of the Presidential Conference Closes with Pessimism about the Global Economy

Posted on: June 21st, 2012

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The Economic Outlook Panel, headlined by Governor of the Bank of Israel Stanley Fischer, Harvard Professor Niall Ferguson, President of the Council of Foreign Relations, Richard Haass, and Financial Times Reporter Martin Wolf, expressed deep concern for the future of the eurozone.

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The Day After Tomorrow

Posted on: June 20th, 2012

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The President's Conference does have something to offer, if you know where to look for it.

Former IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi
 

The Big Gorilla at the Presidential Conference

Posted on: June 20th, 2012

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The most realistic and helpful comments on Iran came today from Gabi Ashkenazi. He says that the military option is and should be the last option and yet it must remain on the table because if other options are to succeed, the only way it can succeed is if the threat of military action remains.

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Former Mossad head Meir Dagan
 

Former Mossad Chief: Arab Spring ‘Incredible Opportunity

Posted on: June 20th, 2012

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Dagan and Ashkenazi made their comments on a panel at the 2012 Presidential Conference that included former Presidential adviser Dennis Ross. Dagan said in Egypt it matters not who votes but who counts the vote.

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Dystopia and Israel’s Tomorrow

Posted on: June 20th, 2012

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The orchestra played Lennon's "Imagine" and I was getting alerts about rockets from Gaza hitting Israel's civilian centers down south.

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President Shimon Peres (L) with former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger at the Israeli Presidential Conference in Jerusalem.
 

Culprit in 1973 Tragedy Receives Israel’s Presidential Award

Posted on: June 20th, 2012

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As the peace he helped engineer with Egypt is on the verge of complete collapse, Kissinger acknowledged that the Arabs must also offer concessions when it comes to peace with Israel.

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Jewish Agency head Natan Sharansky.
 

Sharansky, Cotler Discuss Compatibility of Jewish and Democratic Values on Day 2 of President’s Conference

Posted on: June 20th, 2012

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Canadian MP Prof. Irwin Cotler: "“Israel is both a Jewish and democratic State with the added challenge of living in a hostile environment. The fundamental Jewish values of respect for the sanctity of human life should frame our discourse and policy when it comes to national issues, including Israel’s current African migration challenge.”

Israeli President Shimon Peres and Ambassador Dennis Ross
 

Day 2 of the President’s Conference: Strategic Insights into the Arab Spring

Posted on: June 20th, 2012

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Ambassador Dennis Ross, famed dissident and women’s rights activist Ayaan Hirsi-Ali, and Literary Editor of The New Republic, Leon Wieseltier joined former IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi offered their perspectives in the session titled ‘A Strategic Look at Tomorrow.’

Israeli president Shimon Peres meets with executive chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt at the President's conference.
 

Google Chief Eric Schmidt, Dr. Ruth, and Nobel Laureate Prof. Daniel Kahneman Offer Recipes for ‘Better Tomorrow’

Posted on: June 20th, 2012

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Schmidt: "The smartphone revolution will be universal. There are only one billion people with smartphones and two billion with access to the Internet. The World Wide Web has yet to live up to its name. Technology does not produce miracles, but connectivity, even in modest amounts, changes lives."

President Peres
 

The President Speaks: Peres Expresses Optimism About the Future, Mideast Peace

Posted on: June 19th, 2012

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People flocked to the auditorium for the second plenary of the evening - and with good reason. The line-up was stacked with notable names including President Shimon Peres, Dr. Henry Kissinger, and Former Prime Minister of the Great Britain, Tony Blair. Peres spoke of his belief that peace was possible and mentioned that he had met with President Abbas and was left with the impression that they also need and want peace.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with executive chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt, in Jerusalem.
 

Fourth Annual Israeli Presidential Conference, ‘Facing Tomorrow’ Kicks Off

Posted on: June 19th, 2012

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Henry Kissinger, Tony Blair, Russell Simmons, Google's Eric Schmidt, Cisco's John Chambers and other leaders in industry, government, education, science and entertainment to discuss major issues facing our world.

"The world's greatest minds come together to discuss how we can make the most of tomorrow's opportunities."
 

Presidential Conference “Facing Tomorrow” While Facing Away from Observant Jews

Posted on: June 18th, 2012

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Who on those panels has any connection whatsoever to me, to my shul, to our children? What does any of those folks know about the explosion of Torah learning in Israel, about our packed houses of worship, about our proliferation of loan societies, about our irrepressible demographics?

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International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge visits the Amari refugee camp near Ramallah
 

Olympic Gold Medal for Lying and Sanctimony Goes to…

Posted on: June 13th, 2012

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the Olympic Committee's refusal to honor the Munich victims has everything to do with politics. The IOC fears that Islamic countries would refuse to attend the opening ceremony if one minute of silence is observed.

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Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Danny Ayalon
 

Deputy FM: Intl Olympic Committee’s Rejection of Minute of Silence for Slain Athletes ‘Unacceptable’

Posted on: May 17th, 2012

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Danny Ayalon: Denial of request to hold a minute silence during the upcoming London Olympic Games in memory of the 11 Israeli Olympic team members murdered at the 1972 Munich Olympics tells "Israelis that this tragedy is yours alone and not a tragedy within the family of nations."

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Olympic Committee Rejects Munich Victims’ Moment of Silence Petition

Posted on: May 3rd, 2012

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The International Olympic Committee apparently has rejected an online petition seeking a moment of silence for the Munich 11 at the 2012 London Olympics. Emmanuelle Moreau, the IOC’s head of media relations, told The Jerusalem Post that the Games this summer would not have a moment of silence honoring the 11 Israeli athletes who were […]

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Israeli Olympic athletes mourning the murdered weight lifting team and their trainer in Munich, September 5, 1972.
 

Petition for London Olympics Moment of Silence Honoring Munich Athletes Needs Your Signature

Posted on: April 25th, 2012

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An online petition headlined "Tell the International Olympic Committee: 40 Years is Enough!" has garnered thousands of signatures. It is urging the Committee to honor at the Olympic Games this summer, the memory of 11 Israeli athletes who were murdered at the 1972 Olympics in Munich by the Palestinian terrorist group Black September.

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