It is important that our community maximize our knowledge of Israel, whether we be unabashed advocates for the State of Israel or, where appropriate, constructively critical for the benefit of Israel. Recognizing the benefits of live symposiums as an effective learning procedure, in 2016, 2017 and 2018, we held respective annual all-day symposiums, each originally entitled as the “Israel Today Community Symposium”. These were successful events, with ever-increasing attendance, and although we suspended subsequent live events due to the Covid-19 virus, we are currently excited to be planning to have the next all-day symposium on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
This symposium event typically includes three plenary sessions with notable keynote speakers, in addition to multiple 50- 55-minute breakout sessions and/or panel discussions, including valuable Q & A. Attendees are able to choose, for each of their breakout sessions, from a wide variety of available Israel-centric topics, presented and moderated by widely respected and highly regarded educators and Israeli scholars, including from Israel and the United States. These presenters educate our community on such wide-ranging topics as the history of the Modern State of Israel, Israel’s historical relationship with other countries, Iran’s relationship with Israel, the United States/Israel relationship; the history and effect of the Arab/Israel conflict; Israel’s missile defense needs and capability; Israel’s political system, combatting BDS, Israeli cyber-security, and why Israel is important to non-Jews, and such other topics that are relevant to the particular time and circumstances.
We thank all of you for recognizing the importance of a symposium that enables all members of our community to learn and express viewpoints on the common objective of a safe and secure Jewish State of Israel. Israel Now Forum looks forward to seeing all of you at the symposium of 2021. More information to follow.
Please click on the links below to see the highlights of the Symposiums for 2016, 2017 and 2018.