Israel Presidential Conference - live coverage

The conference, on the theme "Facing Tomorrow", runs from May 13 to 15.

"Globes" is providing live online coverage of the Israel Presidential Conference from May 13 to May 15 at The Jerusalem International Convention Center.

The webcast of selected conference sessions is available at

The main sessions that will be webcast are:

  • Tuesday 19:45-21:30 Opening event
  • Wednesday 8:45-10:15 Plenary session - Facing Tomorrow
  • Wednesday 20:00-21:30 Israel and the US, 60 years of friendship
  • Thursday 8:45-10:15 Revolution of the Internet and new media
  • Thursday 17:00-18:30 Israeli leaders discuss tomorrow

The Israel Presidential Conference is one of the events marking the 60th anniversary of Israel's founding. The list of participants includes current and former political leaders, senior economists, scientists, philosophers, and managers from the high-tech, telecommunications and industrial sectors, from around the world.

Among the key participants are:

  • US President George W. Bush
  • Former UK Prime Minister and current Quartet Special Envoy to the Middle East Tony Blair
  • French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner
  • Former president of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger
  • Former president of the Czech Republic Vaclav Havel

    Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili

  • Nobel Prize laureate Eli Wiesel
  • Former US ambassadors Martin Indyk and Dennis Ross
  • "New York Times" columnist Tom Friedman
  • Professor Alan Dershowitz

The presidents of Croatia, Albania, Poland, Mongolia, and government leaders from other countries will attend.

Also among the conference participants are some of the entrepreneurs who have shaped the Internet: Google co-founder Sergei Brinn; Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg; Yahoo! co-founder Terry Semel; and Yahoo! president Susan Decker.

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - - on May 13, 2008

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