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The Israeli Conservatism Conference

Thursday, May 26, 2022

International Convention Center, Jerusalem

The Most Important Intellectual Conference in Israel is Back!

Lead the Way to a Stronger, Freer, and Prosperous Jewish State

Israel’s dynamic conservative movement is growing quickly, and bringing fresh questions and ideas to the national conversation. Come learn why national security depends on free markets; debate how to resolve tensions between Israel’s Jewish and democratic aspects; understand how a powerful legal system is affecting Israeli economic, political, and social issues; and celebrate why the State of Israel is nevertheless the best place to live.  

Put down your books, log off of social media, and join us at the conference for an unforgettable experience – a day of community and discussions about our Israeli future.

2022 Conservatism Conference Speakers

Meir Ben-Shabbat

Israel’s former National Security Adviser and Chief of Staff for National Security. Former head of the Southern Region in the Israeli Security Agency (Shabak).

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Professor Victor Davis Hanson

Professor emeritus of classics at California State University, Fresno. A Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and chairs the Military History Working Group. and an American scholar of ancient and modern warfare.

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Omri Casspi

Former professional basketball player, former captain of the Israeli national team, and the first Israeli to ever play in the NBA. Host of The Omri Casspi Podcast.

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Amit Segal

Radio and TV personality. Journalist and political commentator for Channel 12 News and Yedioth Ahronoth. Author of “The Story of Israeli Politics.”

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Elliott Abrams

Chairman of the Tikvah Fund. Senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Held security and foreign policy positions under three US presidents.

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Dr. Gadi Taub

Senior Lecturer in Communications and Public Policyat Hebrew University. Author of “Gobal Elites and National Citizens.”

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Conference Program

Our program is not yet final and may be subject to change.

Most lectures will be held in Hebrew, with simultaneous translation available to all conference guests.
Lectures marked with an asterisk (*) will be held in English.

08:00

Registration

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Tal Heinrich

Emcee

09:15

Tikvah Fund Israel CEO Amiad Cohen

A Vision for Israeli Conservatism

Amiad Cohen, Director-General of Tikvah Israel, on the vitality of Israeli society, its faith in life, and the growing need for an intellectual, cultural and ideological foundation for the conservative sentiment that most Israelis intuitively hold.

09:35

Is American Becoming Woke -- and Leaving the Middle East?*

09:55

Prof. Victor Davis Hanson in conversation with Caroline Glick

The Western Citizen: Dying or Reborn?*

10:40

Political analyst Amit Segal

The Ideas Crisis in Israeli Politics

11:10

Former Israeli National Security Advisor Meir Ben-Shabbat

Lessons from the War in Ukraine: Being Right Isn't Enough

11:35

Break

12:00

13:15

Lunch

14:30

15:45

Break

16:15

Bahrain's ambassador to Israel Khaled Yousif al-Jalahma, Nobel Energy county manager Binyamin Zomer, Nofar Energy CEO Ofer Yannay. Moderator: TV and radio host Nave Dromi.

Energy, Environment, and War*

17:30

Former US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman in conversation with Omri Casspi

Israel, It's Time to Grow Up*

18:15

End of Conference

It all starts here.

The conference will take place on Thursday, May 26, 2022 (25 Iyar, 5782), between 9 am and 6 pm at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem. 1,500 people from all over Israel will come together for a day of 15 panels, 50 speakers, and a delicious catered lunch. It all starts here. Take part in it and help lead the way to an even better Israeli future.