Jewish Political Brief June 2, 2013: American Jewish Committee AJC Global Forum Day 1 Highlights

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Sunday, June 2, Highlights

Source: AJC, 6-2-13

The 2013 AJC Global Forum opened Sunday evening with moving addresses from three key foreign ministers who personally, and whose countries, have deep, ongoing ties with AJC….READ MORE

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Jewish Political Brief June 2, 2013: Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski Addresses AJC Global Forum

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Polish Foreign Minister Sikorski Addresses AJC Global Forum

Source: The Herald | HeraldOnline.com, 6-2-13

The Foreign Minister of Poland, Radoslaw Sikorski, delivered a moving address to the annual AJC Global Forum this evening. He stressed his country’s enduring commitment to the transatlantic….READ MORE

H.E. Radosław Sikorski

Foreign Minister of Poland

Poland

“Poland’s basic policy on Israel is principled and unambiguous,” said Foreign Minister Sikorski. “Poland affirms Israel’s right to exist within secure borders. Poland affirms Israel’s right to defend itself.” FULL SPEECHPRESS RELEASE

Jewish Political Brief June 2, 2013: Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan H.E. Elmar Mammadyarov Addresses AJC Global Forum

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H.E. Elmar Mammadyarov

Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Foreign Minister Mammadyarov spoke about the key role his country plays as an important energy producer and the “close and friendly” relationship between his country and Israel that goes “far beyond diplomatic ties.”

Israel Political Brief June 3, 2013: PM Benjamin Netanyahu vows to stop price-tag, racist attacks

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Netanyahu vows to stop price-tag, racist attacks

Source: Jerusalem Post, 6-3-13

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu condemned racism against Israeli Arabs and “hooliganism” against Palestinians at Sunday’s weekly cabinet meeting….READ MORE

Jewish Political Brief June 2, 2013: Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic H.E. Karel Schwarzenberg Addresses AJC Global Forum

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H.E. Karel Schwarzenberg

Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic

Czech Republic

“The Czech Republic will continue to firmly stand behind the government of Israel in its responsibility to provide basic security for its citizens,” Foreign Minister Schwarzenberg told the AJC Global Forum. FULL SPEECH, PRESS RELEASE

Israel Political Brief June 2, 2013: PM Benjamin Netanyahu eyes repatriation of illegal African migrants

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Netanyahu eyes repatriation of illegal migrants

Source: JTA, 6-2-13

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for the repatriation of illegal migrants days after a government attorney said Israel has reached an agreement with unnamed counties to repatriate migrants from Sudan and Eritrea….READ MORE

Jewish Political Brief June 2-4, 2013: American Jewish Committee AJC Global Forum Agenda / Schedule

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Agenda

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 2
2:30 – 4:30 PM AJC National Board of Governors Meeting
4:30 – 5:30 PM Opening Receptions
5:30 – 7:15 PM Opening Plenary: The Statesmen’s Forum
Featuring H.E. Elmar Mammadyarov, Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan; H.E. Karel Schwarzenberg, Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic; H.E. Radosław Sikorski, Foreign Minister of Poland
7:30 – 9:00 PM AJC Advocacy in Action Dinners
Advanced session registration is required.

MONDAY, JUNE 3
7:00 – 8:00 AM Optional Religious Services
9:00 – 10:15 AM AJC University Breakfasts
Advanced session registration is required.
10:30 – 11:45 AM Plenary: Arab Spring or Arab Winter?: Confronting the Rise of Political Islam
Featuring Jeffrey Goldberg, National Correspondent, The Atlantic; Eran Lerman, Deputy for Foreign Policy and International Affairs, National Security Council of Israel; Dalia Ziada, Executive Director, Ibn Khaldun Center for Development
12:00 – 1:45 PM AJC Face-to-Face Part I: Mandatory Advocacy Training
Lunch will be provided. Advanced session registration is required.
2:00 – 3:15 PM Plenary: Immigration, Integration and Identity: Building a Latino-Jewish Coalition
Featuring The Honorable Xavier Becerra (D-CA), Chairman, House Democratic Caucus; The Honorable Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman, House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa; Dina Siegel Vann, Director, AJC Latino and Latin American Institute; Ray Suarez, Senior Correspondent, PBS NewsHour
3:30 – 4:00 PM Special Address
Featuring The Honorable John Kerry, Secretary of State
5:00 – 6:00 PM Reception
6:00 – 8:00 PM World Leaders Plenary
Featuring H.E. Dimitris Avramopoulos, Foreign Minister of Greece; H.E. Tzipi Livni, Justice Minister of Israel; H.E. Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General (via video); H.E. Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel (via video)

TUESDAY, JUNE 4
7:00 – 8:00 AM Optional Religious Services
8:00 – 9:15 AM AJC University Breakfasts
Advanced session registration is required.
9:30 – 11:30 AM Closing Plenary
The Great Debate: Synagogue and State: The Battle Over Religious Pluralism in Israel
Featuring Rabbi Uri Regev, President and CEO, Hiddush; Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, Chief Rabbi, Efrat, Israel
Global Diplomacy for a Younger Generation
Featuring Benjamin Sigel, Co-Chair, AJC Global ACCESS Steering Committee; Ilana Ron Levey, AJC Global ACCESS Steering Committee
The Last Word
Featuring David Harris, AJC Executive Director
12:00 – 4:00 PM AJC Face-to-Face Part II: Advocacy Visits

Plenary: Major sessions in the main ballroom open to all Global Forum participants.

AJC Advocacy in Action Dinners: Exclusive dining opportunities with foreign ambassadors, Washington-based policy makers, AJC experts and more

AJC University Breakfasts: Early morning learning opportunities with AJC and outside experts.

AJC Face-to-Face: Hands-on training and meetings with decision makers and opinion shapers to advocate AJC policy priorities. This is a two-part program, which includes a mandatory training session and subsequent advocacy visit.

Services: Optional Egalitarian and Orthodox religious services.

Receptions: Opportunities to meet and mingle with other Global Forum participants before the Opening Plenary and World Leaders Plenary.

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