Check-in to Inbal Hotel, Jerusalem. Registration desk open 12pm - 3pm. Introductions and orientation at the Inbal Hotel. Meet the team:
Daniel Pomerantz, CEO and senior staff
“Welcome to Israel’s Capital City”
Fleur Hassan-Nahoum, Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem
Dinner at Jerusalem’s First Station
a vibrant outdoor mall located in Jerusalem on the site of the Old Train Station.
Antisemitism: From Its Origins to the Present
Leave the hotel for a half-day seminar at Yad Vashem,
where we will address topics such as:
• The history of antisemitism;
• Antisemitism in Europe during the early 20th century;
• The re-emergence of global antisemitism.
Lunch at ANNA,
located in the Israel Museum’s spectacular Ticho House, a social business that trains,
employs and gives hope to youth in distress; providing them with an opportunity to acquire a profession
and to change the course of their lives.
Media Showdown: How They Harm; How We Fix!
We are the only organization that changes the
conversation about Israel at every stage of the news cycle: before, during and after
Daniel Pomerantz, CEO
Charles Bybelezer, Managing Editor, HonestReporting,
Laura Cornfield, Director of MediaCentral.
Dinner at Darna,
an authentic Moroccan restaurant in the heart of Jerusalem, with a guest speaker from the Ethiopian community for a frank discussion regarding the integration of Israel's Ethiopian
Terrorism: The Threats We Face
Full-day field trip
Full-day field trip analyzing the roots of the recent conflict with IDF Major (Res.) Elliot Chodoff, a leading military analyst. During the day we will:
During the day, we will:
• Travel to the Erez Border Crossing for an overview of the Gaza border region plus briefings by IDF spokesperson responsible for humanitarian aid into Gaza.
• Visit Kibbutz Alumim, located 3km from the Gaza border, for lunch, tour and meeting with families who are living under fire.
• Tour Sderot shelters against rocket attack, to feel the reality of life under fire, followed by coffee and cake at Café Café, offering a chance to meet the local residents.
Jerusalem: Israel’s Capital City
Walking Through History
A tour of Jerusalem including the Old City and Western Wall Tunnels with Lee Glassman, tour guide, historian & Jerusalem expert.
Enjoy a leisurely lunch in downtown Jerusalem followed by free time for shopping and preparing for Shabbat.
Welcome the Shabbat
with candle lighting in the lobby of the Inbal Hotel.
A chance to catch up with HonestReporting Editors in a round table discussion.
Join HonestReporting staff and their families for a traditional Shabbat dinner at the Inbal Hotel.
Israel / Arab Relations
Free morning to enjoy Shabbat in Jerusalem. Optional Shabbat morning services (options available from hotel concierge).
Buffet-style lunch at the Inbal Hotel.
Life in Israel:
"My Unique Story” - Muhammad Zoabi, Israeli, Palestinian, Arab, Muslim, LGBTQ, and recently discharged from the IDF.
The Middle East At a Crossroads:
"The Rise of Iran, the Defeat of ISIS, and the Position of the US, Israel and Turkey” - Seth Frantzman, Oped Editor and Middle East Affairs Analyst, the Jerusalem Post.
Havdalah – bringing the Shabbat to a close in the traditional way.
“Is it Dangerous to Tell the Truth About the PA?” – Khaled Abu Toameh, award-winning Israeli Arab journalist reporting on the Palestinian territories.
Leave Jerusalem for the Machal Monument near Beit Shemesh, where you will hear moving stories about volunteer fighters who lost their lives during Israel's struggle for independence.
The Palmach Museum
Tour the famous Palmach Museum in Tel Aviv where we will join a group of young recruits and learn the history of the fighting organization from its pre-state inception to Israel’s War of Independence.
Lunch on Tel Aviv’s famous boardwalk (free time to enjoy the coast).
The the Start-Up Nation
Meetings at VIP tour at at the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation’s Israeli Innovation Center, showcasing how Israel became one of the most innovative countries in the world
Return to Jerusalem - free evening
Jerusalem: Geography, Topography & Tactics
Half-day field trip to explore the political, religious and strategic environment of Israel’s capital city, with Col. (Ret.) Miri Eisin, former spokesperson for the Prime Minister. Lunch in downtown Jerusalem.
Challenges in Reporting
Meet a senior journalist from the international press corp for a discussion on biased reporting.