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Islamophobia with mus, New Zionist World Order In the Making

Richard Melson
September 2004

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CURRENT ICT HERZLIYA CONFERENCE ON TERRORISM:

ROPING IN MUSLIM RELIGIOUS LEADERS

September 11, 2004 saw the first day of the Fourth International ICT (International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism) Terrorism Conference. The purpose is to simultaneously make Israel the world-center for "Muslim-watching," Islamophobia and Muslim-profiling, while also coopting Muslim religious leaders themselves(!)…the following invitees are listed:

Sheikh Maadi Abu Laban, Imam of Ramla, Israel
Sheikh Abed El-Salam Manasra, Head of the Sufi Kaderi sect in the Middle East, Israel
Mr. Ali Samer, Personal Assistant to Grand Imam of Al Azhar Sheikh Mohammad Sayed Tantawi, (not confirmed)
Mr. Tal-El Sider, Religious Affairs Advisor to Palestinian Authority Chairman, Yasser Arafat
Mr. Muhamad Taji, The Ramla Muslim Waqf Responsible, Israel

See below:
Tentative Conference Schedule
The conference will open on Saturday night, September 11, 2004, with a memorial to the victims of Sept.11, 2001 terror attacks in the United States and the victims of terrorism worldwide.

Greetings

Prof. Uriel Reichman, President of the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel
Shabtai Shavit, Former Head of the Mossad, Chairman, ICT Board of Directors, Israel
Dr. Boaz Ganor, Deputy-Dean, Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, IDC Herzliya and Executive Director of the International Policy Institute for Counter Terrorism (ICT), Israel
Mr. Shraga Brosh, Chairman, The Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute
Guest Speakers

He.E. Mr. Dan Kurtzer, United States Ambassador to Israel
Mr. Otto Schily, Minister of the Interior, Germany, Keynote Speaker
Musical interlude
Li-Ron Choir, Herzliya – Conducted by Ms. Ronit Shapira

Day 1 - 12 September
The first day of the Conference, 12 September 2004, will deal with International Terrorism in the Aftermath of Iraq. This session will be dedicated to the memory of the late Prof. Ehud Sprinzak, founding dean of Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at IDC Herzliya.

8:30 - 9:30
Reception and Registration

9:30 - 10:00
Vladimir Vasilyev, Chairman, Duma Committee for Security, Russia, "Dealing with Terrorism in Russia"

Morning Session: The Threat

10:00-12:30
Effects of the War in Iraq on the Various Islamic Terror Groups--Mr. Reuven Paz, Director of the Project for the Research of Islamic Movements, Israel

Structural and Operational Changes in Global Jihad--Prof. Rohan Gunaratna, Head, International Center for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies, Singapore

The Impact of the War in Iraq on Saudi-Arabia and its Relation with the USA--Amb. Dr. Dore Gold--President in the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, Israel

Iraq and the Clashes of Civilizations--Mr. Sergey Kurginyan, International Foundation Experimental Creativity Center, Russia

The Radicalization of Muslim Communities in Western Countries--Ms. Yehudit Barsky, Director of the Division on Middle East and International Terrorism, American Jewish Committee, USA

Profile of the Modern Islamic Shahid and its Affect on the Global Jihad modus operandi--Prof. Ariel Merari, Director, Program for Political Violence, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

Responding to Global Jihad Threats and Challenges--Mr. Michael Chandler, Former UN Chairman of the Monitoring Group

12:30-14:00
Lunch and Guest Lecture: Mr. Rob Hartwell, Senior Consultant American BDG, Israel Export Institute (IEI), "HLF master key project – the US model"

14:00-14:30
Guest Lecture: Lt. Gen. Moshe Ya'alon, Chief of General Staff, IDF, "The Influence of Terrorism in Iraq on Palestinian Terrorism"

Afternoon Session: The Response

14:30-17:00
Military counter-terrorism Measures and Their Affect on the Enemy’s Motivation--Dr. Boaz Ganor, Deputy-Dean, Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, IDC Herzliya and Executive Director of the International Policy Institute for Counter Terrorism (ICT), Israel

International Cooperation and the Role of International Organizations in Countering Terrorism--Prof. Anne Bayefsky, York University, Toronto, Canada, Member of the International Law Association Committee on International Human Rights Law and Practice

Inter-Religious Dialogue and Coalition Making as Means of Strengthening Peace Efforts and Counteracting Terrorism and Totalitarianism--Rabbi Michael Melchior, Member of Knesset, Israel

Mr. Gideon Meir, Deputy Director—General for Media and Public Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel

Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism--Justice (Ret.) Dalia Dorner, former Justice of the Supreme Court, Israel

17:00-17:20
Break

Guest Lectures

17:20-17:40
"Challenges of Military Rule over Civilian Population," Brig. Gen. (ret.) Dr. Ephraim Sneh, Chairman of the Subcommittee for Defence Planning and Policy, Israel

17:40-18:00
"Coordination of Counter-Terrorism Operations within the Defense Establishment," Maj. Gen. (ret.) Giora Eiland--Director of National Security Council, Israel

18:00-18:20
Mr. Tzahi Hanegbi, Minister of Internal Security, Israel (not confirmed)

Day 2 & 3 - 13-14 September
We would like to draw your attention to the special format of the 2nd and 3rd days of the conference, when 20-25 workshops will be held, divided into four simultaneous sessions.
Each day will begin with a Plenary Session, which will present the various simultaneous workshops, as well as the questions posed to the respective teams. The workshops will be open to the public.

Each workshop will include a panel of experts from Israel and abroad, who will debate the central issues and dilemmas relating to that specific workshop. The discussions will be based on a questionnaire prepared in advance by experts in that particular field.

The discussions will conclude with the preparation of a white paper by each team based on the submitted queries. The teams will then reconvene for a plenary session to present their respective white papers and address the major queries submitted to them. These white papers will be recorded as the official conclusions of the 4th ICT International Conference.

Day 2, 13 September
09:00-09:30 Reception
09:30-12:30 Morning Workshops

Terrorist Threats and the European Union
Chairman: Amb. Avi Primor, Center for European Studies, IDC Herzliya, Israel
Mr. Frank Jensen, Special Advisor, Afd. G, Polities Efterretningstjeneste, Denmark
Dr. Ely Karmon, Senior ICT Researcher, Israel
Mr. Harry Kney-Tal, Head of the Center for Political research, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel.
Amb. Marc Otte, EU Special Representative to the Middle East Peace Process
Amb. Dr. George Witschel, Federal Government Commissioner for Combating International Terrorism, Federal Foreign Office, Germany
Mr. Yehuda Yaakov, Director non-proliferation & Counter-terrorism, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel
Dr. Doron Zimmermann, Senior Researcher, Center for Security Studies, Switzerland.

Military Aspects of Terrorism
Chairman: Maj. Gen. (Res.) Yoram Yair, former Head of Personnel Directorate, IDF, Israel
Mr. Gil Ariely, ICT Associate, Israel
Col. (Ret.) Jonathan Fighel, Senior ICT Researcher, Israel
Col. (Ret.) Andrew Nichols Pratt, Director, Program on Terrorism and Security Studies; Professor of Strategy and International Politics, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Germany
Brig. Gen. (Ret) Doron Tamir, ICT Associate, Israel

CBR Terrorism (Chemical, Biological, Radiological)
Sponsored by Beth -El Zikhron Yaaqov Industries Ltd.
Chairman: Prof. Eran Dolev, Director, Internal Medicine E Department, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, former Chief Medical Officer, IDF, Israel
Mr. Jehudah Fehlauer, Beth El Zikhron Yaaqov Industries Ltd. Israel
Mr. Michael Hopmeier, Chief, Unconventional Concepts Inc. USA
Lt. Col. (Res.) Dr. Shabtai Noy, Senior Clinical and School Psychologist, former Head of Research and Evaluation, Mental Health Department, Medical Corps, IDF, Israel
Mr. Peter Probst, Vice President, Institute for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, USA
Dr. Claude Rainaudu, University of Nice, France
Dr. Boaz Tadmor, Director, Cerberus Enterprises LLC, former Head of Medical Department Home Front Command, IDF, Israel
Lt. Col. Dr. Yoav Yehezkeli, M.D., IDF, Israel

Energy Facilities and Critical Infrastructure
Chairman: Brig. Gen. (Res.) David Tzur, CEO, Son Tzur Ltd, Israel
Col. Shaike Horovits, Head Bomb Disposal Division, Israeli Police
Mr. Yossi Faran, Israel Electric Corporation
Dr. Amit Mor, CEO, Eco-Energy Ltd. Israel
Col. (Res.) Dr. Erez Sverdlov, General Manager, Thinkware Ltd. Israel
Mr. Alexandre Tvaliashvili, Counter-Terrorism Research Center of Georgia, Georgia

Media Coverage of Terrorism
Chairman: Ms. Dalia Yairi, Journalist, Israel
Yon Feder, Chief Editor, Ynet, Israel
Mr. Martin Fletcher, NBC News Tel-Aviv Bureau Chief and correspondent, Israel (not confirmed)
Mr. Shalom Kital, CEO, Channel Two TV News, Israel
Mr. Michael B. Kraft, Former Senior Advisor in the State Department's office of the Coordinator for Counter-Terrorism, USA
Mr. Yossi Melman, Journalist, Ha'aretz Daily Newspaper, Israel
Mr. Jacob Perry, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Bank Mizrahi, Israel
Prof. Gabriel Weimann, Head, Department of Communication, Haifa University, Israel
Mr. Ron Ben Yishai, Advisor to the President of the State of Israel, Israel

12:30-14:00 Lunch & Guest Lecture
"The importance of International Cooperation and the Threat of Radical Islamic Terrorism" - Maj. Gen. (ret.) Amos Gilad, Head of Political-Military Bureau, Ministry of Defense.

14:00-17:00 Afternoon Workshops

Counter Terrorism and Human Rights
In cooperation with The Consultative Council of Jewish Organizations & Shoresh Charitable Trust
Chairman: Dr. Chemi Ben-Noon, ICT Research Fellow, Israel
Prof. Anne Bayefsky, Member of the International Law Association Committee on International Human Rights Law and Practice, York University, Toronto, Canada.
Maj. Dr. Gabriella Blum, Senior Legal Advisor, IDF Legal Division, Israel
Mr. Bruce Chapman, President, Discovery Institute, USA
Justice (Ret.) Dalia Dorner, former Justice of the Supreme Court, Israel
Dr. Boaz Ganor, Deputy-Dean – Lauder School of Government, IDC Herzliya and Executive Director of the International Policy Institute for Counter Terrorism (ICT), Israel
Mr. Clemens N. Nathan, Chairman, The Consultative Council of Jewish Organizations, New York and London
Mr. Alan Stephens, Advisor on Human Rights, The Consultative Council of Jewish Organizations, New York and London
Mr. Raphael Walden, Advisor on International and UN Affairs, The Consultative Council of Jewish Organizations, New York and London

Police Response to Terrorism
Chairman: Police Maj. Gen (Ret.). Arieh Amit, President, IDEYE Solutions, and Strategic Consultant to the Israeli Military, Israel
Mr. George Coleman, Chief of Police, Fulton Count, Georgia, USA
RP Eddy, Managing Director for Security Information Services (SIS) and Executive Director of The Center for Tactical Counter-Terrorism for the NYPD, USA
Prof. Robert Friedmann, Director, Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange, USA
Mr. Eric Herren, ICT Research Fellow, Switzerland
Brig. General (Ret.) Hezi Leder, "Leder-Lavie Intelligence for Business Ltd." Managing Partner, Israel
Mr. Tom Lewallen, Oklahoma Regional Community Policing Institute, USA
Police Brig. Gen. Dov Lutzky, Commander Sub-District Galilee, Israel Police, Israel
Mr. Mike McCool, Director, the Emergency Management, City and County of Tulsa, USA
Mr. Steffen Russ, Head of Section General Affairs, International Cooperation, Federal Criminal Police Office, State Security Division, Germany.
Mr. Ian Thomas, Victoria Police, Australia.

Terrorist Threats in South East Asia
Chairman: Col. (Res.) Dr. Shaul Shay, Head of the I.D.F. Department of History, ICT Research Fellow, Israel
Dr. Giora Eliraz, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, ICT Research Fellow, Israel
Prof. Rohan Gunaratna, Head, International Center for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies, Singapore
Mr. Peter Probst, Vice-President, Institute for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, USA
Prof. Aron Shai, The Shoul N. Eisenberg Chair for East Asian Affairs, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

Economic Aspects of Terrorism
Chairman: Dr. Rafi Eldor, Arison School of Business, IDC Herzliya, Israel
Brig. Gen. Dr. Shmuel Ben-Zvi, Financial Advisor to the Chief of General Staff, Ministry of Defense.
Dr. Daniel Gottlieb, Senior Economic Advisor, Bank of Israel and Senior Lecturer Ben-Gurion University, Israel.
Prof. Shmuel Hauser, Chief Economist, Israel Security Authorities and Ben-Gurion University, Israel. (not confirmed)
Mr. Michael Kahn, Bank of Israel (not confirmed)
Prof. Rafi Melnick, Dean, Lauder School of Government, IDC Herzliya, Israel
Dr. Zalman Shiffer, National Security Council, Israel
Dr. Michel Strawczynski, Assistant Director, Research Department and Member of the Board, Bank of Israel, Israel.
Dr. Yaron Zelicha, Accountant General, Ministry of Finance, Israel

Civil Aviation
Sponsored by Arkia
Chairman: Prof. Israel Borovich, CEO, Arkia Airlines, Israel
Dr. Patrick Bar-Avi, Director, Airborne, DIRCM Systems, Rafael, Israel
Mr. Udi Bechor, ICTS, General Manager, TSAS Ltd, Israel
Col. Itay Broum, Air-Force, Israel
Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Yosi Gonen, President, Orbit Avionics and Communications Systems Ltd, Israel
Dr. Reuven Pedatzur, Tel-Aviv University, Israel (Not Confirmed)
Adv. Avner Yarkoni, Former head of the Civilian Aviation Authority, Israel

Terrorist Threats in The Caucasus And Chechnya
Chairman: Mr. Reuven Paz, Director of the Project for the Research of Islamic Movements, Israel
Dr. Uri Bar-Noi, Lecturer of Soviet History and Diplomacy, Open University, Israel
Mr. Avinoam Idan, Truman Research Institute, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Dr. Alexander Ignatenko, The Social Institute Systems Scientific Research Institute, Russia
Mr. Sergey Kurginyan, International Foundation Experimental Creativity Center, Russia
Mr. Alexandre Tvaliashvili, Counter-Terrorism Research Center, Georgia

17:00-17:30 Break

17:30-18:00 Guest Lecture

Day 3, 14 September

09:00-09:30 Reception
09:30-12:30 Morning Workshops

Future Trends in Terrorism Studies and Data mining
Chairperson: Ms. Yael Shahar, Director of Internet Site and Database Project, ICT, Israel
Dr. Nancy Hayden, Sandia National Lab, USA
Mr. Peter Probst, Vice-President, Institute for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, USA
Dr. Edna Reid, University of Arizona
Dr. Marc Sageman, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Dr. Joshua Sinai, Senior Policy Analyst, Science & Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, USA
Prof. Gabriel Weimann, Head, Department of Communication, Haifa University, Israel

Public Resilience and Municipal Response
In cooperation with The City of Herzliya & ISTAR – University of Pennsylvania
Chairman: Col (Res.) Gili Shenhar, Director, Cerberus Enterprises, LLC, Israel
Mr. Alon Ben-David, Defense Commentator Channel 10 News, Israel
Prof. Avi Bleich, Chair, Dept. of Psychiatry, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University; Chair, Professional Steering Committee - NATAL (The Israeli Center for Victims of Terror and War), Israel.
Ms. Esther Dominissini, Director General Employment Services, Israel (not confirmed)
Ms. Yael German, Mayor of Herzliya, Israel
Dr. Boaz Ganor, Deputy-Dean, Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy, IDC Herzliya and Executive Director of the International Policy Institute for Counter Terrorism (ICT), Israel
Prof. Mooli Lahad, Director, Community Stress Prevention Center, Tel-Hai College, Israel
Maj. Gen. Yair Naveh, Commander of Home Front Command, Israel (not confirmed)
Mr. Zohar Rubinstein, Academic Director, The Interdisciplinary Program for Emergency and Disaster Studies, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Ms. Miriam Shapira, Clinical Psychologist, Consultant to Groups and Educational Systems. Director, Center for Coping with Stress, Israel
Dr. Boaz Tadmor, Director, Cerberus Enterprises LLC, former Head of Medical Department Home Front Command, IDF, Israel
Ms. Judith Yovel Recanati, Chairperson, Israel Trauma Centre For Victims Of Terror And War (Natal), Israel.

Maritime Terrorism
Sponsored by ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd.
Chairman: Rear Admiral. Eli Marum, Chief of Staff, Israeli Navy
Navy captain (Res.) Gilboa Azaria, Naval Counter-Terror Warfare Expert G.S.Seals Ltd, Israel
Mr. Raphael Kahn, Director, Secure, Marine BV, Israel
Vice Admiral K.K Nayyar, President Observaer foundation, India
Rear Admiral (Res.). Arieh Rona, Director, Ministry of Transport Administration of Shipping and Ports, Israel
Lt. Col. (Res.) Arnon Rozmarin, former Commander, Israel Navy Seals Unit. Senior Advisor- G.S.SEALS Ltd
Lt Col (Ret) Ivan Teh, Director Maritime Security Division, ST Education & Training Management, Singapore

Legal and Moral Aspects of Terrorism
Chairman: Prof. Amos Guiora, Visiting Professor of Law, Case Western School of Law, Israel.
Prof. Yoram Dinstein, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Justice (Ret.) Dalia Dorner, Former Justice of the Supreme Court, Israel
Adv. Avigdor Feldman, Israel (not confirmed)
Prof. Asa Kasher, Laura Schwarz-Kipp Professor of Professional Ethics and Philosophy of Practice, Tel Aviv University and Academic Advisor, IDF College of National Defence, Israel
Mr. Michael B. Kraft, Former Senior Advisor in the State Department's Office of the Coordinator for Counter terrorism, USA
Col. (Res.) Daniel Reisner, former Head of the International Law Department, IDF, Israel

Hostage-Barricade Attacks
Chairman: Col. Adv. Lior Lotan, Crisis Negotiation Unit, IDF, Israel
Maj. Dr. Gabriella Blum, Senior Legal Advisor, Legal division IDF, Israel
Dr. Moty Cristal, Former Deputy Head of the Negotiation Management Center in the Prime Minister’s Office, Israel
Dr. William A. Donohue, Michigan State University, USA
Keith Fitzgerald - Managing Director of Sea-Change Partners and a Senior Fellow at Singapore’s Institute of Defense & Strategic Studies (IDSS)
Mr. Phillip Irizarry, Special Agent, Crisis Negotiation Unit, FBI, USA
Prof. Ariel Merari, Director, Program for Political Violence, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Dr. Paul J. Taylor, ESRC Research Fellow, School of psychology, The University of Liverpool, UK.
Vladimir Vasilyev, Chairman, Duma Committee for Security, Russia.

12:30-14:00 Lunch & Guest Lecture
"Difficulties, Dilemmas and Needs in the Establishment of a New International System" – Dr. Uzi Landau, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Israel

14:00-16:30 Afternoon Workshops

Medical First Responders and Terrorism
Chairman: Dr. Boaz Tadmor, Director Cerberus Enterprises LLC, former Head of Medical Department Home Front Command, IDF, Israel
Dr. Benny Davidson, Director, Asaf Ha’rofe Hospital, Israel
Mr. Stephen Guillot, Gr., Director, National Center for Emergency Preparedness, USA
Mr. Meron Izakson, Writers and Poets Association, Israel
Dr. Pinchas Halpern, Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel
Mr. Doron Kotler, Director of Operations Division, Magen David Adom – Israel's National Emergency Medical Services, Israel
Dr. Lion Poles, Deputy Director General, Kaplan Medical Center, Special consultant to MOH for NBC preparedness, Israel
Prof. Shmuel Shapira M.D. M.P.H. Deputy Director General, Hadassah Medical Organization, Israel

Inter-Religious Cooperation
In cooperation with Mosaica – The Israeli Center for Inter-Religious Cooperation
Chairman: Rabbi Michael Melchior, Member of Knesset, Founder of the Mosaica center for Inter-Religious Cooperation, Israel
Archibishop Aristarchos, Representative of the Greek Patriach, Israel
Mr. Usama El-Baz, Presidential National Security Advisor, Egypt (not confirmed)
Dr. Nissim Dana, Researcher and Lecturer at the Academic College of Judea and Samaria, Israel
Rev. Samuel Fanous, Rector of Emmanuel Angical Episcopal Church, Ramla, Israel
Rabbi Avi Gieser – the Village of Ofra, Israel
Dr. Boaz Ganor, Deputy-Dean – Lauder School of Government, IDC Herzliya and Executive Director of the International Policy Institute for Counter Terrorism (ICT), Israel
Prof. Galia Golan, Lauder School of Government, IDC Herzliya, Israel
Father Masud Abu Hatum, Father of Yafyah, Israel
Mr. Elyas J’awur, Religious leader and founder of "House of Hope", Shfaram, Israel
Ms. Fang Jinying, Deputy Director of Center for Counter-Terrorism, China
Sheikh Maadi Abu Laban, Imam of Ramla, Israel
Sheikh Abed El-Salam Manasra, Head of the Sufi Kaderi sect in the Middle East, Israel
Prof. Mordechai Rotenberg, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Mr. Ali Samer, Personal Assistant to Grand Imam of Al Azhar Sheikh Mohammad Sayed Tantawi, (not confirmed)
Mr. Tal-El Sider, Religious Affairs Advisor to Palestinian Authority Chairman, Yasser Arafat
Mr. Muhamad Taji, The Ramla Muslim Waqf Responsible, Israel

Suicide Terrorism
Chairman: Col. (Res.) Jonathan Fighel, Senior ICT Researcher, Israel
Prof. Scott Atran, Research Center of Group Dynamics, University of Michigan, USA
Prof. Rohan Gunaratna, Head, International Center for Political Violence and Terrorism Research, Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies, Singapore
Prof. Ariel Merari, Director, Program for Political Violence, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Mr. Reuven Paz, Director of the Project for the Research of Islamic Movements, Israel
Dr. Marc Sageman, University of Pennsylvania, USA

International Events and Tourism
Sponsored by "Patra" Travel Agency Ltd.
Chairman: Lt. Col. (Res.) Ramy Gershon, VP Internatinal Security Ltd. (MA1), Israel
Mr. Aharon Domb, Director General, Ministry of Tourism, Israel
Prof. Robert Friedmann, Director, Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange, USA
Mr. Eli Gonen, General Manager of the Israel Sheraton-Moria Hotel, and former General Manager of the Ministry of Tourism, Israel
Mr. Gad Greiver, General Manager, "Patra" Travel Agency Ltd, Israel
Ms. Fang Jinying, Deputy Director for Center for Counter-Terrorism, China.
Maj. Gen. Police David Tsur, Commander of Tel-Aviv District, Israel Police, Israel

Homeland Security Technology
Chairman: Lt. Col. (Res.). Eng. Eran Duvdevani, ICT Research Fellow, Israel
Mr. Michael Hopmeier, Chief, Unconventional Concepts Inc. USA
Prof. Abraham Marmur, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Mr. Carvalho Rodrigues, Programme Director, Security Related Science & Technology, NATO.
Dr. Joshua Sinai, Senior Policy Analyst, Science & Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, USA
Dr. Abraham J. Wagner, President, SRDC, USA
Brig. Gen. (Res.) Shmuel Yachin, former Head of Development in the Ministry of Defense, Israel

Terrorist Threats in the Balkans
Chairman: Dr. Ely Karmon, Senior ICT Researcher, Israel
Mr. Bakhtyar Aljaf, Director, International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies, Slovenia
Dr. Yoram Kahati, ICT Research Fellow, Israel
Mr. Dejan Miletic, Director, Center for Globalization Studies Institute for Strategic Studies and Development, Braca Karic University, Serbia & Montenegro
Prof. Dragan Simeunovic, Center of Security and Terrorism Research, Institute of Political Studies, Serbia & Montenegro.
Prof. Darko Trifunovic, Balkans expert on Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism Intelligence, Serbia & Montenegro.

16:30-17:00 Break

17:00-17:30 Concluding Sessions

17:30-18:15 Guest Lecture
"The Impact of International Terrorism on Global Processes and the Strategic Balance of Power" – Maj. Gen. Zeevi Farkash, Head of Military Intelligence.

18:15-18:45 Guest Lecture
Mr. Silvan Shalom, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Israel (not confirmed

Leadership
Leadership is a key asset in driving the Institute’s research and outreach programs. Fusing the disciplinary specialties of distinguished academics, public policy makers, businessmen and members of the defense establishments, the boards of directors and trustees provide effective administration, valuable resources and professional knowledge with real world experience in counter terrorism activities.
Board of
Directors Shabtai Shavit Chairman, Board of Directors, former director of the Israeli Intelligence Agency (Mossad)
Uriel Reichman President of the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya

Aharon Scherf Former director of Israel’s Foreign Affairs Division and senior official in prime minister’s office

Staff
Executive
Team Dr. Boaz Ganor - Executive Director
Tamar Matalon - Office Manager
Pnina Yarden - Translation & Editing
Educational
Outreach Col. (res.) Jonathan (Yoni) Fighel - Educational Director
External
Relations Jonathan Davis
Internet
Team Yael Shahar - Director, Database and Internet Projects
Research
Team Eitan Azani - Senior Researcher
Dr. Ely Karmon - Senior Researcher
Yael Preis-Shimshi - Researcher & Supervisor of Research Assistants
Advisory
Team Adv. Dan Mirkin
Israel Sulganik
CPA Ronen Zavlic

Board of
Trustees Avner Azulai
Executive Director, The Rich Foundation
Professor Amatzia Baram
University of Haifa and Georgetown University, Associate Professor of Middle East History, and former Chairman of Department of Middle East History, Haifa University, speciality: Iraq

General (Ret.) Yanush Ben-Gal
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Israel Aircraft Industries

Ron Ben-Ishai
Military Correspondent, Israel Channel 1 TV

Colonel (Ret.) Eliezer Cohen
Captain, El Al Airlines

Amir Eli
Director General, Youth Aliya Institutions, the Jewish Agency

General (Ret.) Shlomo Gazit
Assistant Chairman, Center for Special Studies. Former Head of IDF Military Intelligence and co-ordinator of Government operations in the Administered Territories

Carmi Gillon
Israeli Ambassador to Denmark. Former Head of General Security Services

Dr. Amnon Goldberg
Partner in S. Horowitz & Co. Law Firm

Michael Gurdus
Israel Broadcasting Authority - Correspondent

Michael Kahanov
General Manager, Brinks (Israel) Ltd.

Professor Ariel Merari
Director, Political Violence Research Unit. Founder and Former Head of Hostage Negotiation and Crisis Management Unit, Israel Defense Forces

Dr. Yossi Olmert
Expert on Middle Eastern Affairs

Rafi Peled
Former Commissioner of Police

Brig. Gen. (Res.) Yigal Pressler
Former Advisor to the Prime Minister on Counter-Terrorism

Colonel (Ret.) Nahman Shai
Chairman, Israel Broadcasting Authority. Former IDF Spokesman

Zeev Schiff
Military Commentator, "Ha'aretz"

Gad Yaacobi
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Israel Electric Corporation

Major General (Ret.) Eli Zeira
Former Director of Military Intelligence, IDF

Research
Fellows Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaacov Amidror
Dr. Uri Bar-Noi
Dr. Chemi Ben-Noon
Eviathar H. Ben-Zedeff
Dr. Anat Berko
Moty Cristal, LL.B.
Prof. Eran Dolev
Lt. Col. (res.) Eran Duvdevani
Dr. Giora Eliraz
Dr. Reuven Erlich (Avi-Ran)
Dr. Aner Govrin
Oded Granot
Prof. Emanuel Gross
Dr. Debie Heifetz-Yahav
Dr. Ronen Hoffman
Avi Idan
Dr. Yoram Kahati
Dr. Shaul Kimhi
Dr. Yoram Luninski
Lt. Col. Adv. Lior Lotan, LL.B
Dr. Hillel Nusak
Adv. Maxim Rakov
Prof. Mordechai Rotenberg
Prof. Barry Rubin
Dr. Ron Schleifer
Dr. Yoram Shalit , Prof. Shmuel Shapira
Prof. Shmuel Shemer
Dr. Shaul Shay
Dr. Martin Sherman
Dr. Tal Tovy
Lt. Col. (res.) Yohanan Tzoreff
Dr. Raphael Ventura
Dr. Aharon Yaffe

Associates Brig. Gen. (res.) Orit Adato
Gil Ariely
Police Maj. Gen. (res.) Police Commander (res.) Menahem Bozna
Arieh Amit
Col. (res.) Eitan Azani
Col. (res.) Yossi Daskal
Rami Gershon
Maj. Gen. (res.) Benyamin Givli
Brig. Gen (res.) Yossi Gonen
Col. (res.) David Hacham
Eliezer Hillel
Brig. Gen (res.) Shalom Harari
Eric Herren
Raphael Kahn
Hezi Kalo
Dani Limor
Lt. Gen (res.) Amnon Lipkin-Shahak
Arieh Livne
Col. (res.) Shlomi Maayan
Lt. Col. (res.) Moshe Marzuk
Col. (res.) Benny Michelsohn
Don Radlauer
Brig. Gen. (res.) Dov Sedaka
Brig. Gen. (res.) Doron Tamir
Brig. Gen. (res.) David Tzur)
Avi Weiss
Lt. Col. (res.) Ehud Zerachia

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