Dates: December 9-10, 2017
Location: The Educational Academy of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Berlin.
Opening Saturday Night, December 9th, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
- Managing Director of the Council of Jews in Germany, Att. Daniel Botman
- President of the German Chapter, Dr. Elvira Groezinger
- Prof. Dr. Richard Landes, Secretary of SPME, Chair of SPME‘s Council of Scholarship
- His Excellency, the Ambassador of the State of Israel in Germany, Jeremy Issacharoff.
- Key Lecture: Dr. Asaf Romirowsky (Executive Director of SPME), The BDS Movement and the Middle East Conflict
Panel discussion: “Situation in Germany from the journalists‘ point of view“ Moderation: Att. Klaus Faber, State Secretary A.D., 2nd Vice President SPME-Germany
- Simon Akstinat ( Juedische Rundschau)
- Ayala Goldmann (Juedische Allgemeine)
- Dr. Alexander Grau (Cicero)
- Malte Lehming (Tagesspiegel)
- Benjamin Weinthal (Fellow of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Jerusalem Post)
Sunday, December 10th, 2017 beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Moderation: Dr. Elvira Groezinger
- 10:00-10:45 Michaela Engelmeier, (former member of the German Bundestag, Board of the SPD-Party) The German-Israeli relations from the German point of view.
- 10:45-11:30 Dr. Mordechay Lewy, (former Israeli envoy to Germany, and Ambassador A.D.to the Holy Sea) From the beginnings until today. 50 years of German-Israeli relations.
- 30-12:15 Rogel Rachman, (Envoy-Minister Counselor, Head of the Public Relations Department of the Embassy of the State of Israel) A look into the future of the Israeli-German relations.
Panel II: Zionism and antisemitisms in history and present times
Moderation: Michael Spaney, Director MFFB/SPME-Germany
- 1:15 -2:00 p.m. Dr. Karl E. Groezinger (em. Potsdam University/ SPME-Germany), The hope: The Zionist idea in history and present times.
- 2:00-2:45 Dr. Monika Schwarz-Friesel (TU Berlin), Israel-related antisemitism.
- 2:45-3:30 Dr. Roland Hornung (OTH Regensburg/SPME-Germany), The image of Israel in the German media.
Panel III: Reports on school books
Moderation: Dr. Nikoline Hansen (Deputy President of SPME-Germany)
- 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Dr. Klaus Thoerner (Board SPME-Germany) and Cordula Behrens (SPME), The image of Israel in German schools and school books.
Joerg Rensmann (Program Director MFFB/Board SPME-Germany), The image of Jews and Israel in Palestinian school books.
Resumé – End of the conference at 6.p.m.
SPME-expresses its gratitude
to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the German Federal Republic
to the General Council of Jews in Germany
for their support of this conference.