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Gala Event in Vienna
Gala Event in Vienna January 10, 2010

Her Royal Highness Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands; Their Royal Highnesses Prince El Hassan bin Talal and Princess Sarvath El Hassan of Jordan; Mrs. Fischer, representing her husband, his Excellency Dr. Heinz Fischer, President of Austria, to whom we wish quick recovery; Our generous host, the Governor and Mayor of Vienna, Dr. Michael Häupl; Read More

Memorial Day Address - April 2010
Memorial Day Address – April 2010 April 18, 2010

Each of us has his own private, inner album; pictures of formative moments in our lives. My Yom Kippur War was also bloody and filled with death. But what I remember best of all is one quiet moment that occurred some ten days after the fighting ended. I was standing at the bedside of Yehouda Wahaba at the Rambam Medical Center. Both of his eyes were bandaged and he could not see me. As if in a scene taken from a Russian World War II movie, I stood there while he recounted my brother Gadi’s last moments.

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ICT's 9th International Conference - Closing Speech
ICT’s 9th International Conference – Closing Speech September 10, 2009

The strategy to terminate the Jewish state is no longer based on winning one major all-out war. The strategy is based on two long term operations. One is a continuous low intensity violent campaign. Such terror acts directed at civilians are aimed to break the citizens’ will-power, cause internal debates and chaos.Read More

Lecture at the Milken Institute’s 7th Annual Global Conference
Lecture at the Milken Institute’s 7th Annual Global Conference April 28, 2004

On July 6, 1896, Theodor Herzl presented his vision in a speech to the Maccabim Club in London. “The Jews want a state of their own,” he said. “In which they finally can live as a free people.” Establishing a state was vital in order “to finally guarantee [the Jews] that they will never again be persecuted for religious or nationalistic reasons… We have a right,” Herzl said in London, “at least as much as anyone else to demand a country for our national existence. Read More

Ceremony in Solidarity with Victims of Terrorism
Ceremony in Solidarity with Victims of Terrorism September 9, 2003

Shirly Fried is 22 years old. She is a second-year student at our Lauder School of Government. Her parents immigrated to Israel from Hungary, joining the Jewish Zionist dream. The father a physician, the mother a nurse, both were supporters of the Israeli peace movement. About a year and a half ago, the family decided to spend the Passover celebration with others in a hotel. Read More

September 11th Solidarity Conference
September 11th Solidarity Conference September 11, 2002

“To kill the Americans and their allies – civilians and military – is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country in which it is possible to do it…”. These are the words of a religious decree (Fatwah) signed by Bin Laden, Ayman Al-Zawahiri and others on February 23rd, 1998. Read More

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