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Czech the Issues - Moshe Arens

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Date: 30 April 2010 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Venue: 23 Zeitlin, Tel Aviv

Relations of Israel and the countries of Central Europe; 20 years after the reestablishment of diplomatic relations

featuring Moshe Arens

 Moshe Arens was a member of the Knesset between 1973 and 1992 and again from 1999 until 2003, he served as Minister of Defense three times. In 1990 as a Minister of Foreign Affairs he signed an agreement to resume diplomatic relations between the Czech Republic and Israel. Mr. Arens has also served as the Israeli ambassador to the U.S. and was professor at the Technion in Haifa.


special guests:

Milos Pojar, the first Czechoslovak Ambassador to Israel after 1989

Yoel Sher, the first Israeli Ambassador to Czechoslovakia after 1989



Czech the issues is a series of brunch discussions on issues of European and international policy, historical and cultural heritage, EU – Israel and transatlantic relations, and international and Middle East security, organized by the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Israel. The issues are debated by a panel of Israeli and/or international experts, public intellectuals and officials, followed by a general debate of participants from among the Israeli foreign-policy and security establishments, academics, media, and the international diplomatic corps. The brunch discussions are by invitation only and are conducted in English under the Chatham House rule. Selection of discussions that have taken place in 2009:

Sept. 26  - Where Diplomacy Ends And Appeasement Begins: 70 Years From Munich with Uzi Arad and Yehuda Bauer

Oct. 31 - Territorial Integrity vs. Self-Determination, Westphalia vs. Versailles: 90 Years After The Break-up of The Austro-Hungarian And The Ottoman Empires with Shlomo Avineri and Alexander Yakobson

Jan. 9 - Europeand Islam with Bernard Lewis

Jan. 30 - The Future of the Relationship between Israel, Europe and the United States with Natan Sharansky and  Oded Eran

Mar. 6 - The Outcome of the Israeli Parliamentary Elections and the Future of the Peace Process with Yossi Beilin and Dov Weissglas

Apr 10 - The Foreign Policy Outlook of the New Israeli Government with Zalman Shoval

Apr 24 - „Dichtung und Wahrheit“ in the contemporary Middle East with Amos Oz

Jun 5 - Israel and the Global Economic Crisis with Governor Stanley Fischer

Sept 18  - Perspectives of the Israeli-Syrian track with Itamar Rabinovich