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

Event Information:

  • Sun

    The Great Debate, The Balfour Declaration – 100 Years On

    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:           050 743 2361

    Harris Green:          054 339 5034

    Rolene Marks:    052 582 9090

    Peter Bailey :                 054 266 3051