Security Policies in Flux: New Perspectives on Israel and the Middle East

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The German-Israeli Future Forum Foundation – together with AJC Berlin, Internationale Politik (IP), and Women in International Security Deutschland e.V. – invites you to the event ‘Security Policies in Flux: New Perspectives on Israel and the Middle East’.

Since the terrorist attacks against it on October 7, the state of Israel has faced one of the most challenging periods in its history. The country’s security – a fundamental pillar of its existence – has not only been shaken by the Israeli war with Hamas in the Gaza Strip but also by the unstable situation along its northern border with Lebanon and the recent unprecedented attack by Iran. This event convenes international experts for an in-depth discussion of the security implications of current developments for Israel, the wider region, and the international security landscape. It marks the conclusion of the fifth Sylke Tempel Fellowship cohort, which explored issues related to ‘Values in Security Policy.’

Topics:

  • Changes in Israel’s security policy
  • Women on the front line: the (new) role of women in the Israeli military
  • The return of the United States to the Middle East
  • Iran and its proxies in the region
  • Feminist Foreign Policy in times of crisis and Germany’s handling of the war between Israel and Hamas

Agenda:

5:00 p.m. Opening by Brigitte Zypries, former Federal Minister of Justice and Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy; Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees of the German-Israeli Future Forum Foundation
5:10 p.m.Keynote Speech by Nadav Tamir, Executive Director of J Street Israel; Senior Advisor for Government and International Affairs at the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation
5:30 p.m.Session with the 2024 Sylke Tempel Fellows and presentation of the IP Special that presents their work
6:30 p.m.Panel discussion with: Sarit Zehavi, Founder and President of Alma Research Center; Hesham Youssef, Egyptian Ambassador (retired); Ralf Fücks, Center for Liberal Modernity (LibMod)
8:00 p.m. Reception

Moderator: Rachel Tausendfreund, Senior Fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF); Board Member of WIIS.de

The event will take place in English without simultaneous translation. It will be held in a hybrid format (in person and via Zoom) and be recorded.

Please register here by 17 June 2024.

After the end of the registration period, you will receive a confirmation email with further details about how to join. For any questions, please contact Annika Finken (finken@dizf.de) or Yulia Loeva (events@dgap.org).

Date20 June 2024
LocationIn-Person in Berlin or via Zoom
HostsThe German-Israeli Future Forum Foundation, AJC Berlin, Internationale Politik (IP), and Women in International Security Deutschland e.V.