Mick Davis and Isaac Herzog in conversation

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Trouble in the family?

Israel, the Diaspora and the Jewish future: Mick Davis and Isaac Herzog in conversation

Isaac Herzog became the Chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel in June last year, after nearly five years as the leader of Israel’s Labor Party and the opposition in the Knesset. He will be joined in conversation by Sir Mick Davis, the former Chairman of the Jewish Leadership Council and UJIA, and current CEO of the Conservative Party. 

As Chairman of the Jewish Agency, Mr Herzog sets out to connect Israel, Israelis and the Jewish people worldwide. But while the unbreakable bonds between the State of Israel and Diaspora Jewry have been crucial to the wellbeing of both, in recent years tensions have been on the rise. The last time Israelis went to the polls Mr Herzog was the front runner to unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. One month before Israel’s general election, he will provide invaluable insights on the forthcoming elections and how political developments may affect his work bridging the gaps between Israel and Jews worldwide.

Sir Mick Davis has held some of British Jewry’s most high-profile leadership roles but has been an outspoken critic of Israel’s current government. He recently asserted that Jewish discourse around Israel has become so polarised, vicious and impoverished that it constitutes a long-term existential threat to the community. Sir Mick is also a renowned business figure and philanthropist. As Chief Executive of Xtrata plc he grew the company’s market value from US$500 million to US$60 billion over a ten-year period. He supports a wide range of charitable causes in Israel, the UK and elsewhere and was knighted in 2015 for services to Holocaust commemoration and education.

Join us for a wide-ranging discussion of the key flashpoints in the Israeli-Diaspora relationship, how to resolve them and why it is vital that we do so, for the sake of Israel, Jewish communities and the unity of the Jewish People.

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