EVENTS


Join us in celebrating historical and current events surrounding the Balfour Declaration Centenary.

  • Tue
    28
    Feb
    2017
    Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung - Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. Joint Conference

    Conference Program

    8:30-9:00

    Registration

    9:00-9:30

    Opening Remarks

    Amb. Dore Gold – President, Jerusalem Center for Public Affair

    Dr. Michael Borchard – Director, Israel Office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

    9:30-10:45

    First Session: The Balfour Declaration: Past, Present and Future The Historical Paths to the Balfour Declaration
    Prof. Andrew Roberts – Department of War Studies, King’s College, London; and Founding Member, Friends of Israel Initiative

    Israel as a Strategic Asset to Britain
    Col. Richard Kemp – Former Commander of British Forces in Afghanistan

    100 Years Later, What Will the Future Hold?
    Prof. Julius H. Schoeps – Director of the Moses Mendelsohn Centre of European Jewish Studies at Potsdam University

    10:45-11:00

    Coffee Break

    11:00-12:15

    Second Session: Legal Issues
    Was the Declaration a Legally Binding Document?
    Prof. Ruth Lapidoth – Hebrew University, Israel Prize recipient

    The Continued Relevance of the Balfour Declaration
    Prof. Nicholas Rostow – Colgate University

    From the 1917 Balfour Declaration to the Rebirth of Israel in 1948 – Connecting the Dots from the Perspective of International Law
    Dr. Jacques Gauthier – International lawyer and scholar, served as legal counsel to the governments of France, Spain, Mexico and Canada

    12:15-13:00

    Break

    13:00-14:00

    Third Session: Diplomatic and Political Aspects
    Israel and the International Community 100 Years After the Balfour Declaration
    Amb. Clemens von Goetze – German Ambassador to Israel

    Lessons for Diplomats from the Balfour Declaration
    Amb. Daniel Taub – Director of Strategy and Planning at the Yad Hanadiv (Rothschild) Foundation in Jerusalem

    How the Palestinians View the Balfour Declaration Today
    Brig. Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser – Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

    From the Balfour Declaration to a Palestinian State?
    Moshe Arens – Former Israeli Minister of Defense and Foreign Affairs

    Registration required: jcpa.org/conference
    Entrance to conference for confirmed registrants only
    Simultaneous Translation – Hebrew/English

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  • Wed
    19
    Apr
    2017

    The 65th birthday of the State of Israel

    An official ceremony is held every year on Mount Herzl, Jerusalem on the evening of Independence Day. The ceremony includes a speech by the speaker of the Knesset, artistic performances, a Flag of Israel, forming elaborate structures such as a Menorah or Magen David, and the ceremonial lighting of twelve torches, one for each of the Tribes of Israel.

    Every year a dozen Israeli citizens, who made a significant social contribution in a selected area, are invited to light the torches. Many cities hold outdoor performances in cities' squares featuring leading Israeli singers and fireworks displays. Streets around the squares are closed to cars, allowing people to sing and dance in the streets!

    Israel Forever Foundation Event >>

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  • Mon
    24
    Apr
    2017

    The San Remo Convention was an international meeting of the post-World War I Allied Supreme Council; granting the right under international law for Jews to settle anywhere in western Palestine - the area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. One should keep the San Romero conference in mind to remind us Jews of our rights to our ancestral home.

    Learn More >> San Remo: The Forgotten Milestone to the Liberation and Creation of Israel

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  • Thu
    11
    May
    2017
    7:30 pmWeizmann Institute Rehovot

    Prod Moti Golani & A. B Yehoshua

    Further details 08-9343230

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  • Sat
    01
    Jul
    2017
    Sun
    31
    Dec
    2017
    The National Library of Israel

    After years of bureaucratic maneuvering to loan the original Balfour Declaration from the British Library, it will finally be on display here at the National Library of Israel, hopefully along with all related items. Look forward to it!

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  • Sun
    02
    Jul
    2017
    7:30 pmBeth Protea, 5 Asher Barash Street, Herzliya

    The Great Debate

    Invitation to our Annual Panel Discussion to be held at Beth Protea on Sunday 2nd July at 19.30pm

    Following on from last years ‘Israel and the War of Words’ debate, this years will be no less exciting - and entertaining - as we celebrate the centenary of the 1917 Balfour Declaration.

    The subject of debate will be:

    The Balfour Declaration – 100 Years On

    Its significance of what it began and what it begot
    Where is Zionism today ideologically, culturally and politically.
    The Road Ahead…..

    Our three panelists are:
    Prof. Gerald Steinberg from Bar Ilan University is the founder and president of the NGO Monitor, that exposes distortions of human rights issues in the Arab-Israeli conflict and provides information and context for the benefit of NGOs working in the Middle East. He is in the forefront of exposing the anti-Israel agendas of NGOs in their ‘War against Israel” born out of the infamous Durban Conference of 2001.

    Dr. Elana Heiderman is the Executive Director of the Israel Forever Foundation. A recipient of the Herzl Prize, Elana contributes her skills in leadership training programs throughout Israel, the USA, the UK, South Africa, Australia, South America, India, and Jordan. Her innovative initiatives aim to deepen Holocaust awareness, to expand respect for Israel, and to strengthen Jewish identity around the world.

    Dr. David Breakstone is Vice Chairman of the Jewish Agency, former Vice Chairman of the World Zionist Organization and Founding Director of the Herzl Museum and Educational Center. He has published extensively on Jewish education, Israel-Diaspora relations, Zionism, and Conservative Judaism. His recent contributions to these fields include A Journey with Herzl; Fulfilling the Dream.

    The evening’s agenda includes:

    · Photo exhibition on the Balfour Declaration in the foyer.

    · Telfed (South African Zionist Federation-Israel) will present the Telfed Maurice Ostroff Scholarship to a student in the field of Government & Diplomacy.

    · Presentation of the TbT Annual Award in the name of Maurice Ostroff (z’l), Cofounder of TbT. This honour is bestowed on a person “for sustained effort to ensure accurate media presentation of Israel.”

    · The Debate (See below)

    Following the panel discussion, refreshments will be served on the outside patio.

    Date: Sunday, July 2nd, 2017.
    Venue: Beth Protea, 5 Asher Barash Street, Herzliya
    Time: 19.30 (Exhibition, followed by presentations and debate)
    Entrance fee: NIS 20

    RSVP (as space is limited) by email or telephone to the following. (Please do not leave messages on the phone)

    David Kaplan: hildav@netvision.net.il           050 743 2361

    Harris Green: zvi.green@outlook.com          054 339 5034

    Rolene Marks: Rolenemarks@yahoo.com    052 582 9090

    Peter Bailey : peteyb4@gmail.com                 054 266 3051

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  • Mon
    24
    Jul
    2017

    The Land of Israel which was previously part of the Ottoman Empire was taken by the British after WWI, which granted us the opportunity to establish the State of Israel with thanks to the Faisal-Weizmann Agreement.

    The League of Nations mandate was drafted by the victors of World War I. The mandates consisted of two phases: The formal removal of sovereignty of the state previously controlling the territory and the transfer of mandatory powers to individual states among the Allied Powers.

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  • Wed
    06
    Sep
    2017

    Lecture by Melanie Phillips at Beit Avi Chai, Jerusalem:

    "The Balfour Declaration -- High Point of British Support for Zionism"

    Jointly sponsored by the JHSE's Israel branch and Beit Avi Chai

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  • Sun
    01
    Oct
    2017

    JHSE meeting at Beit Avi Chai. . Four speakers describe

    "November 1917 -- How the Balfour Declaration was celebrated in

    London, Manchester, Glasgow and Liverpool"

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  • Wed
    01
    Nov
    2017
    Thu
    02
    Nov
    2017
    Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities

    The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities will be providing a platform for experts to speak on the subject of the Balfour Declaration and related topics before and on the day of the Balfour centenary.

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  • Thu
    02
    Nov
    2017
    Weizmann Hall, Jewish Agency, Rehovot

    For the Balfour centenary Leslie Arnold Turnberg, will be holding a lecture at the Weizmann Hall, Jewish Agency.

    Leslie Arnold Turnberg, Baron Turnberg, Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, is a British medical professional and an author of many publications and books related to the medical and health services fields. His experience extends to areas of research in these fields, and maintaining a clinical practice. He has published four books and some 150 articles on medical and scientific research, as well as being part of the Labour Party (UK).

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  • Thu
    02
    Nov
    2017

    VIP Reception at the Weizmann Hall, Jewish Agency, with a lecture

    by Lord Turnberg on "Balfour and the 100-Year War".

    Jointly sponsored y the JHSE, Stand With Us, et

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  • Fri
    03
    Nov
    2017

    JHSE lecture by Barry Shaw provisionally entitled:

    "From Palestine to Israel -- A Tale of Heroism and Villainy"

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  • Tue
    07
    Nov
    2017
    Knesset, Parliament of Israel in Jerusalem

    On this date the Knesset will be attended by respective esteemed Jewish figures in honor of the Balfour centenary.

    Event details will be added as more information from the organizers of the event is made available.

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  • Tue
    07
    Nov
    2017
    Knesset, Parliament of Israel in Jerusalem

    Several important speakers will be discussing the subject of the Balfour Declaration at the Knesset.

     

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  • Wed
    08
    Nov
    2017

    Each year a dinner is held hosting prominent Jewish citizens in honor of the Balfour Declaration's creation and the birth of Israel.

    This year our guests of honour are: Nathaniel Charles Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild, a British investment banker and a member of the prominent Rothschild banking family, also Honorary President of the Institute for Jewish Policy Research; and Yuli-Yoel Edelstein, an Israeli politician who has been Speaker of the Knesset since 2013.

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  • Wed
    29
    Nov
    2017

    This is a day every Jew should remember as an important step toward establishing relations of peace and harmony with our Arab neighbors. Following last year’s successful event, The Israel Forever Foundation and The Zionist Council will be collaborating to promote this positive vision of the future.

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  • Mon
    11
    Dec
    2017