Local Government During Wartime

9:30 a.m. Sivan Klingbail, Editor, TheMarker
9:40 a.m. Prof. Ariel Porat, President of Tel Aviv University
9:50 a.m. Eli Hurvitz, Executive Director of the Eddie and Jules Trump Family Foundation
10:00 a.m. Yohanan Plesner, President of the Israel Democracy Institute
10:10 a.m. Minister Gideon Sa’ar, Chairman of the New Hope Party and Member of the Security Cabinet; Ophir Pines Paz, Head of the Institute for Local Government, Tel Aviv University
10:25 a.m. Haim Bibas, Chairman of the Federation of Local Authorities and Mayor of Modi’in-Maccabim-Re’ut
10:40 a.m. Local Government in Wartime: Challenges and Solutions
Panel Discussion:
Gadi Yarkoni, Head of the Eshkol Regional Council
Miriam Fierberg  --Ikar, Mayor of Netanya
Moshe Davidovitz, Head of the Mateh Asher Regional Council and Chair of the Confrontation Line Forum
Eli Lankri, Mayor of Eilat
Adv. Abd al-Aziz Nassara, Head of the Kuseife Local Council
Rotem Yadlin, Head of the Gezer Regional Council
Moderator: Sami Peretz, Senior Commentator, TheMarker
From War to Revival
11:50 a.m. Shai Aharonovitz, Director of the Israel Tax Authority and Michal Frank, Senior Advisor in the Revival (Tekuma) Administration, in conversation with Meirav Arlosoroff, Commentator
12:10 p.m. Elections in the Shadow of War
Dr. Ariel Finkelstein, Head of the Local Authority Project, Israel Democracy Institute
12:20 p.m. Will the War Alter the Character of Local Government in Israel?
Panel Discussion:
Mordechai Cohen, Former Director General of the Ministry of Interior, Chair of the National Planning and Building Council, and Chair of the National Infrastructure Committee
Shai Hajaj, Head of the Merhavim Regional Council and Chair of the Federation of Regional Councils
Liat Shohat, Mayor of Or Yehuda
Dr. Mazal Mazi Avidov Shaul, Former Executive Director of WePower
Edgar Dakwar, Head of the Fassuta Local Council and Spokesperson for the National Committee of the Heads of Arab Localities in Israel
Moderator: Tali Heruti-Sover, Journalist, TheMarker
The Education System as a Future Local Solution
1:10 p.m. Launch of the Bagrut-Tech Index and Presentation of Local Authority Data
Sivan Landman, Director of the Cities of Excellence Network at the Shlomo (Cheech) Lahat Institute for Local Government, Tel Aviv University
1:20 p.m. Noa Elefant Loffler, Head of Public Policy at Google, in conversation with Lior Dattal, Education Correspondent, TheMarker
Panel Discussion:
1:35 p.m.
Dr. Sergei Sumkin, Senior Researcher at the Aaron Institute for Economic Policy, Reichman University, Herzliya
Aliza Bloch, Mayor of Beit Shemesh
Nira Friedman, Director of the Kiryat Ono Municipal Education Department
Muhana Fares, Former Deputy Director of Technological Education at the Ministry of Education
Sagy Bar, CEO of the Cyber Education Center
Moderator: Lior Dattal, Education Correspondent, TheMarker
2:15 p.m. Lunch
Wednesday March 13, 2024, | 8:30 a.m.
The Tisch Center, ANU Museum of the Jewish People, Tel Aviv University
For details and registration: mrkr.li/local government