The Israeli Conservatism Conference

Due to the recent spread of the coronavirus epidemic, the Israeli Conservatism Conference is postponed until further notice and will not be taking place on May 7th as previously scheduled. We will update with a new conference date as soon as possible.

  • 7/5/20
  • Jerusalem – The International Convention Center

The Israeli Conservatism Conference

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  • 7/5/20
  • Jerusalem – The International Convention Center

Amiad Cohen

Showing the Way for the Conservative Movement in Israel

Amiad Cohen, Director-General of the Tikvah Fund in Israel, on the vitality of Israeli society and its belief in life, necessitating intellectual and cultural ideological support for the intuitively conservative worldview which most Israelis have.

Roger Hertog

The Free Market of Ideas

Roger Hertog, Chairman of the World Tikvah Fund, and co-founder of the Stanford-Bernstein investment fund, talks about Israel’s prosperity and the enormous importance of developing conservative ideas and deep thinking to deal with the new challenges it faces in economic and social affairs.

Douglas Murray

Progressive Ideas and the Strange Death of Europe

Douglas Murray, the British author and journalist and author of the bestselling book The Strange Death of Europe, lectures on how the universalist progressive worldview harms Europe’s ability to deal with deep moral ideas and ultimately believe in its right to exist and the justice of its cause, and on the differences between Europe and Israel regarding nationalism and patriotism, borders and religion.

Rotem Sela, Dr. Gadi Taub, Dr. Ronen Shoval

Postmodernism, Political Correctness, and the Liberation of the Discourse

PC culture, imported from the US over the last twenty years, argues that the path to change runs through the transformation of language and public discourse. Rotem Sela, publisher of Sela Meir books, and Drs. Gadi Taub and Ronen Shoval talk about the dangers inherent in this approach for the principle of freedom of speech and the free play of ideas and opinions in Israel, as well as the basic error in the belief that fixing the mirror fixes reality.

Prof. Moshe Koppel

From Vision to Reality

The Kohelet Forum deals in research and advancement of policy in the fields of governance, nationhood, and economic freedom. Forum Chairman Professor Moshe Koppel lectures on how one can influence political reality in Israel and deal with the power of the bureaucracy. A rare look behind the scenes of public policy making in Israel.

Sagi Barmak, Hadas Lanciano, Avrum Tomer, Rabbi Yehoshua Pfeffer

Identity Politics and the Weakening of the Weakened

Identity politics formed in the west during the sixties, raising the flag of excluded and discriminated groups. The emphasis was moved from the virtues of the individual to the collective and untransferable sentiments of the group. Dr. Sagi Barmak talks with Hadas Lanciano, Avrum Tomer, and Rabbi Yehoshua Pfeffer on the influence of identity politics in Israel. Does it lead to historic justice or to a reverse racism, overflowing with resentment? And is there a contemporary conservative response to this view.


Dr. Ran Baratz

Nation, State, and the Freedom to Prosper

The radical ideas in favor of dismantling the nation, religion, and family are very influential in the public discourse and public opinion in Israel and around the world. Dr. Ran Baratz provides a fascinating survey of the central conservative thinkers who dealt systematically with these positions: Edmund Burke with his focus on the importance of the little platoons in forming a nation, Alexis de Tocqueville on the political importance of local responsibility, and Friederich Hayek on the limits of the individual and the importance of the free market. Finally, Baratz surveys the prosperity of freedom-loving countries in terms of their economy and quality of life.

Yoav Sorek, Emily Amrousi, Irit Linor, and Benny Tziper

Conservative Culture – Is There Such a Thing?

What is conservative culture? Do conservative limitations handicap creation or allow it to break through? And are conservative artists pushed outside the milieu by the cultural gatekeepers? Journalists Emily Amrousi talks to author and columnist Irit Linor, Haaretz Literary Section editor Benny Tziper, and Hashiloach editor Yoav Sorek on the issue.

Dr. Eran Bar-Tal, Amichai Shikli, Ricky Maman, and Moshe Kinley Tur-Paz

How to Educate for Excellence

With mediocre results, a convoluted teacher employment system, and without a coherent identity – the Israeli education system has been the subject of ongoing public criticism. Journalist Dr. Eran Bar-Tal talks to Amichai Shikli, Ricky Maman, and Moshe Kinley Tur-Paz on how to improve one of the most important state systems.

Erez Tadmor, Rabbi Haim Navon, Rabbi Amihai Eliyahu, and Adv. Eran Ben Ari

Big State or Small State

Does the state create the community or vice versa? What is the role of government ministries in developing communities and creation the national ethos, if at all? And what is “character” or its relation to law? Erez Tadmor talks with Rabbi Haim Navon, Rabbi Amichai Eliyahu, and Adv. Eran Ben Ari, on the place of the state in our Jewish and communal lives.

The Tikvah Fund

The Tikvah Fund is a philanthropic institution and think tank, aimed at cultivating intellectual and civic excellence within the Jewish People and the State of Israel. Tikvah accomplishes its mission through its support of educational and intellectual projects, where the greattexts on policy, morals, and economics are presented and studied.

The Israeli Forum for Law and Freedom

The Israeli Forum for Law and Freedom advances a conservative legal approach in Israel, based on a deep tradition of legal and political thought. Our mission is focused on advancing scholarship, debate, and discussion on: the separation of powers, judicial restraint, individual freedoms, and the reduction of the intervention of the state. The Forum is presently focusing its activity on law students and university legal departments, as well as the broader community of jurists in Israel


Hashiloach – The Israeli Journal for Thought and Policy offers a range of thorough and wide-ranging intellectual articles ranging from the concrete questions of public policy to the philosophical roots of the discourse in which we participate. Our articles are non-academic, but written with intellectual rigor, integrity, and precision.

The Argaman Instituteז

The Argaman Institute aims to cultivate a new generation of Zionist intellectuals to crystallize and debate the foundational ideas of Israeli conservatism. The Institute offers a variety of academic programs, exposing participants to serious thought whose study will contribute to the building and flourishing of Israeli society. Argaman attracts excelling, talented, and ambitious students who want to delve deep into the foundations of political philosophy, economics, Zionism, culture, and society – and join the future generation of the leading intellectuals in Israel.

Tzarich Iyun

Tzarich Iyun is a Charedi magazine devoted to Torah-based thinking. The magazine aims to inspirea probing discussion of social and Torah issues which require more serious inspection and reflection. The magazine has tens of thousands of readers every month and has quickly become an influential platform in shaping Charedi discourse in Israel.

HaDor HaBa

“HaDor HaBa – Parents for Choice in Education” is a national organization of Israeli parents invested in improving the Israeli educational system. HaDor HaBa aims to increase the influence of parents on the quality of their children’s education in three key ways:

ending registration areas and allowing full choice for parents as to where their children study

expanding educational options and encouraging entrepreneurship and competition in the field of education

and promoting quality teaching through flexible employment of teachers.


“The Association for the Public’s Right to Know” is the oldest media watchdog in Israel. Since it was founded in 1995, the Association has worked to promote a fair and balanced medica. In the past few years, the Association has seen that viewpoint imbalance in the Israeli media is primarily caused by government subsidies, which detach an irresponsible journalistic establishment from the interests and agenda of the Israeli public. The Association works to reduce regulation on the media, limit the harms of public broadcasting, and advance awareness of social networks as a free alternative to the establishment media.

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המרכז הירושלמי לענייני ציבור ומדינה הוא מכון מחקר עצמאי המתמקד במחקרים ובניתוחים אסטרטגיים, מדיניים ומשפטיים – ובהפצתם בקרב מקבלי ההחלטות ומעצבי דעת קהל בארץ ובעולם באמצעות ניירות עמדה, ספרים ופרסומים. רבים ממחקריו של המרכז עוסקים בזכויותיה של ישראל על-פי המשפט הבינלאומי, בטרור הגלובלי, בגרעין האיראני ובבחינת רעיונות חדשים לפתרונות אזוריים במזרח התיכון.

The Movement for Governance and Democracy

The Movement for Governance and Democracy aims to preserve the proper balance between the branches of government in Israel. MGD works to strengthen the governance of elected representatives and the options they have to advance a policy reflecting the will of their constituents, the citizens of the State of Israel.

MGD aims to restore the court system to its proper place and prevent too great a concentration of power and authority in the hands of the judiciary. MGD believes that such a concentration harms the separation of powers, the proper government and administration of state institutions, and the public trust in the various governmental systems.


Mida is a daily news magazine covering the fields of economics and defense, education and culture, academia, law and political thought. We aim to provide readers with new information on Israel and expose Israelis to news and thinking from around the world. We also analyze various initiatives and issues in the world of Israeli public policy, often proposing efficient alternatives.

Shibolet Press

Shibolet Press translates the best of conservative and rightwing thought from around the world for an Israeli audience – books which have stood the test of time and whose ideas have real-world implications. Shibolet aims to expand the boundaries of Israeli intellectual discourse.

Shalem Academic Center Press

Shalem Academic Center Press aims to advance the deepest thinking in a range of topics in Hebrew culture and contribute to the expansion and enrichment of public discussion in Israeli society. The press focuses on translating the best of philosophical works in the fields of the philosophy of religion, science, and politics.


Yehi – A Poetic-Political Journal is a dynamic platform for nationalistic Israeli creative works. Yehi is published in print and online and presents Hebrew creative works of all the printed and visual varieties, as well as the cinematic, theatrical, and musical arts. Following in the path of Uri Tzvi Grinberg, Yehi seeks to occupy a central place in the national voice in Hebrew culture.

The New Liberal Movement

The New Liberal Movement is a non-partisan movement aimed at increasing the civic and economic freedoms of Israel’s citizens in the spirit of liberalism. Individual freedom, by our lights, is a sine qua non for advancing Israel socially and economically. Only a free and tolerant society, in which the individual rights of every person and every citizen is respected, and in which they can pave their own path as they wish without harming a similar path of another, can flourish and be robust