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Saban Forum 2015—Israel and the United States: Yesterday, today, and tomorrow

Past Event

Saturday, December 5, 8:00pm - How to preserve Israel as a Jewish and Democratic state

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Address by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (via video)

On December 4 to 6, the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings hosted its 12th annual Saban Forum, titled “Israel and the United States: Yesterday, today, and tomorrow.” The 2015 Saban Forum included webcasts featuring remarks by Israel’s Minister of Defense Moshe Ya’alon, Chairman of the Yesh Atid Party Yair Lapid, National Security Adviser to President George W. Bush Stephen Hadley, Secretary of State John Kerry, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (via video), and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. The forum’s webcast sessions focused on the future for Israelis and Palestinians, Iran’s role in the Middle East, spillover from the war in Syria, and the global threat posed by the Islamic State and other violent jihadi groups.

Over the past twelve years, the Saban Forum has become the premier platform for frank dialogue between American and Israeli leaders from government, civil society, business, and the media. As a result, the Saban Forum is a seminal event, generating new ideas and helping shape the future of the U.S.-Israel relationship.

Agenda

Friday, December 4 – 6:30pm

Opening remarks

Friday, December 4 – 7:30pm

A conversation with Moshe Ya’alon, Israel’s minister of defense

Moderator

David Ignatius

Associate Editor and Columnist - The Washington Post

Saturday, December 5 – 10:00am

How to restore order in the Middle East

Saturday, December 5 – 2:15pm

Keynote address: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry

Saturday, December 5 – 8:00pm

How to preserve Israel as a Jewish and Democratic state

Isaac Herzog

Leader of the Opposition in Israel's Knesset - Chair of the Zionist Union Party

Sunday, December 6 – 10:30am

Address by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (via video)

Sunday, December 6 – 12:15pm

Keynote address: Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

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