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Israel Social Cohesion Summit 2019 | November 5th
MC: Doria Lampel, KAN 11, Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation

8:15 - 9:00


9:15 - 11:00

11:00 - 11:15

Isaac Herzog, Chairman of the Executive, The Jewish Agency for Israel:
Interview with
Zvika Klein, Journalist, Makor Rishon

Ken Jacobson, Deputy National Director, ADL

Carole Nuriel, Director, ADL Israel

Daniel Atar, KKL-JNF World Chairman

Lt. Gen. (res.) MK Benny Gantz, Blue and White Chairman 

11:15 - 11:45

Coffee break

11:45 - 12:45

Simultaneous panels

One-on-One: Leading Politicians with Senior Journalists:

MK Rabbi Moshe Gafni, Head, United Torah Judaism, Chair, Finance Committee with Shirit Avitan Cohen, Political Correspondent, Makor Rishon

MK Nitzan Horwitz, Chair, The New Right with Daphna Liel, Knesset Correspondent, Channel 12 News

MK Ayelet Shaked, Chairman, The New Right with Amichai Attali, Knesset’s reporter, Yedioth Ahronoth


Panel #1: Shared Living – What does it mean to me?

A joint Panel with the Dov Lautman Forum on Education Policy

*The panel participants are partners and members in the Dov Lautman Forum steering committee.

Moderator: Tammy Hoffman, PhD, Head, Project for Education for Democratic Values Policy, The Israel Democracy Institute; Lecturer, The Kibbutzim College of Education

Merav Alush-Levron, PhD, Scholar of Cultural Studies and a social activist; The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television, TAU

Orly Goldklang, Deputy Editor, Makor Rishon

Rabbi Yisrael Tzishinsky, Founder and Chairman of the Refua Vesimcha association

Prof. Muhammad Isawi, PhD, Chairman of the Board and former Founding President, Al-Qasimi College

Yael Ne’eman, CEO, Lautman Foundation

12:45 – 1:30


1:30 - 3:15



The Transgender community in Israel 

Elisha Alexander, Founding Director of Ma'avarim

The African Community in Israel 

Usumain Baraka, Social activist, CEO,
ASO - African Students Organization


Israeli Society as seen from the outside

Amb. Dani Dayan, Consul General of Israel in New York

Closing plenary session:

Gender Separation in Israel 2019: Discrimination or Accommodation?



Linoy Bar-Geffen, Journalist, TV host, and radio broadcaster


Rabbanit Adina Bar Shalom, Founder, Haredi College of Jerusalem and recipient of the Israel Prize

Yisahi Lapidot , Artist and Singer, ACUM Award Winner

MK Merav Michaeli, Labo Party 

Carmel Shama Hacohen, Mayor of Ramat Gan

The program is subject to change

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