Daily Archives: 10 בJanuary 2016


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Keynote Lecture: “Cities Shared and Shattered: Urban Mix and Ethnic Coexistence from a Global Perspective” / Prof. Daniel Monterescu Associate Professor, PhD Program Director, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Central European University, Budapest Is it possible to live with cancer? Why is the issue of mixing unbearable in the national-territorial discourse in Israel? Urban mixing isn’t unique to the Israeli case, it is a global dilemma. As early as the beginning of the 20th century, modern sociology dealt with the question of immigrants, the question of mixing and the question of encounters with the other. Today the discourse has dwindled to issues of ethnic communities and ghettos. This is a conceptual world which doesn’t contend with the fundamental issue of […]

Cities Shared and Shattered


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Human Diversity in Renewed Cities Special Plenary session for community city-planners October 21, 2015 Moderator: Ofer Gridenger, City Planning Division Manager at Jerusalem Municipality Speakers: Dr. Emily Silverman, founding Director of the Urban Clinic, Hebrew University, Jerusalem Anaya Bana Jerais, Arab Center for Alternative Planning Ofer:  The idea behind this session is to have a closed study session related to the conference’s theme and its participants. Exploring how the planner operates, thinks, works and moves forward in a mixed city, with diverse populations. This isn’t related exclusively to the recent events, but in Jerusalem the concept applies to ultra-orthodox and national-religious populations; tensions between populations in “designated” and “undesignated” neighborhoods. Dr. Emily Silverman is working with the Jerusalem municipality and […]

Human Diversity in Renewed Cities


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Opening Gala Evening   Introduction and Greetings: The Jerusalem Foundation and the Adam Institute. Conversation and Discussion with Authors: Dorit Rabinyan and Ayman Siksek Moderator: Liat Regev Introduction and Greetings   Liat Regev: Welcome everyone and good evening. The conference on mixed cities was planned before what has been happening in mixed and other cities in Israel in recent weeks. There is something symbolic in the conference taking place now during the current situation that signifies hope and optimism. “City of Tomorrow – Shared Living in Mixed Cities of the Future”, organized by the Jerusalem Foundation and the Adam Institute, is the third in a series of conferences that address the issue of life in mixed cities. The conference examines […]

Opening Gala Evening



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8th Plenary Session: Personal, Social, Gender and Political Identities Moderator:         Attr. Tehila Friedman-Nachalon, Yerushalmim Movement, Yeru-shalem Coalition; Speakers:              Yossi Sucari, Author and Lecturer; Dr. Sharon Geva, Department of History, Kibbutzim College of Education Dr. Anwar Ben Badis, Linguist and teacher, Al-Quds University and The Jerusalem Intercultural Center (Arabic); Prof. Aeyal Gross, Faculty of Law, Tel-Aviv University; Closing Notes: Dr. Udi Spiegel, Director of Education Department, the Jerusalem Foundation Yossi Sucari Yearnings for a place, a city brings about war and bloodshed. I think this is an overrated thing. Do I miss Jerusalem’s soil, people, and historical sites? History is commentary, and history, as was said, is written by the winners. Is the place the language? Language depends on […]

Personal, Social, Gender and Political Identities


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7th Plenary Session: Future Education                         Moderator:         Dr. Uki Maroshek-Klarman, Academic Director, Adam Institute; Speakers: Prof. Nimrod Aloni, Director and Chair, Institute for Progressive Education UNESCO Chair in Humanistic Education, Kibbutzim College of Education; Dr. Zuhaira Najjar, Lecturer, Arab Academic College for Education in Israel, Haifa MK Prof. Yossi Yonah, Education, Culture and Sports committee of the Knesset;   Prof. Nimrod Aloni                                                                                                                                                                                               There are 30,000 work migrants and 30,000 asylum seekers, refugees living in South Tel Aviv. The 30,000 asylum seekers are a distressed population, culturally estranged from Western culture. Most of them arrived to Tel Aviv after crossing Egypt and suffering severe traumas in Sinai after 2010. Most of them are from South Sudan and Eritrea. There are […]

Future Education


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6th Plenary Session: Families of the Future – Problems and Solutions Moderator:         Dr. Talia Sagiv, Ono Academic College; Speakers:              Maharata Baruch-Ron, Deputy Mayor of Tel-Aviv-Jaffa; Dr. Ilan Tabak-Aviram, Clinical psychologist; Brill Mental Health Center; Varda Van Der Wieken, Clinical Psychologist, Hadassah Ein Karem Dr. Ilan Tabak-Aviram The first families to deviate from the accepted norms were conventional couples who divorced and went on to remarry. A complex situation with biological children and children from previous marriages was created. In the 1970’s single parent families started appearing. Medical technology made it possible to receive sperm, and subsequently, egg donations as well. At the beginning it was mainly women, but today there are also single fathers. At the end of […]

Families of the Future – Problems and Solutions



5th Plenary Session: Neighborliness and its Relevance for the Future In honor of Prof. Dr. Reemtsma, founder and director of the Hamburg Foundation for the Advancement of Research and Culture Moderator:         Rabbi David Menachem, Rabbi of Rasko Neighborhood in Jerusalem; Speakers: Prof. Yfaat Weiss, Director of the Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Prof. Amal Jamal, Head of International Graduate Program in Political Science and Political Communication, Tel Aviv University;          Adv. Michal Pinchuk, Executive Director, Assaf – Aid Organization for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Israel Prof. Yfaat Weiss I studied in Haifa. The second Intifada gave me a new perspective about the city I was born in. I belatedly understood that my childhood […]

Neighborliness and its Relevance for the Future


4th Plenary Session: Exclusion and Accessibility in light of Social and Technological Advances                               Moderator:         Prof. Daphna Hacker, Law Faculty and Women and Gender Studies Program, Tel Aviv University; Speakers: Dr. Yonatan Mendel, Head of “Manarat”: The Van Leer Center for Jewish-Arab Relations; Michal Avera Samuel, Executive Director, Fidel – Association for Education and Social Integration of Ethiopian Jews in Israel; Zvia Elgali, Digital Culture specialist, Lecturer at the Kibbutzim College and Levinsky College of Education Dr. Yonatan Mendel: When talking about shared space in mixed cities, the issue of language is pushed aside.  In the past Languages were studied diachronically – how languages evolved from each other. Today there are other approaches. We believe that language doesn’t exclusively […]

Exclusion and Accessibility in light of Social and Technological Advances


3rd Plenary Session: Sustainability             Moderator: Guy Cotev, Reporter and editor, Voice of Israel; Speakers:              Dr. Orly Ronen, Head of the Urban Sustainability and Innovation Lab., Porter School of Environmental and Social Studies, Tel Aviv University; Tami Gavrieli, Director of the Sustainability Research Center, The Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies; Prof. Joseph Shilhav, Department of Geography and Environment, Bar-Ilan University   Guy Cotev We are going to discuss sustainability in the world of tomorrow, but in Israel the environment is stuck in the world of yesterday. Nevertheless, the environment can bridge and mediate in regions of conflict where other things fail. A good example is Dr. Yossi Leshem’s owl project. He works with Palestinian, Jordanian and Israeli activists. Examples of […]

Sustainability



2nd Plenary Session: Employment, Transport and the Dimension of Time in Mixed Cities Moderator: Marik Shtern, Researcher at the Jerusalem Institute for Israel studies; PhD candidate at the Department for Politics and Government, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev; Speakers:              Dr. Ramzi Halabi, Chairman of Tsofen and lecturer, Tel Aviv University Michal Chernovizky, Leader of “Ir-Ve’em – Mothers for Elad” Organization, Lecturer at The Social-Economic Academy; Marik Shtern: One of the paradoxes of mixed cities is that on one hand they can enable mutual familiarity but on the other they tend to slide into friction and violence. I want to discuss employment of East Jerusalem residents in the local labor market. Israelis and Palestinians have increasing opportunities to mix in […]

Employment, Transport and the Dimension of Time