German Politicians and Journalists - February 2017

AJC Project Interchange, in coordination with AJC Berlin Ramer Institute for German-Jewish Relations, is hosting its ninth delegation of German leaders in Israel. The delegation is comprised of high-level political and civil society leaders, including representation from the Foreign Office and Parliament offices, and elite journalists from a number of Germany’s major publications.

Participants will meet with Members of Knesset (Israel’s Parliament), academics from top Israeli and Palestinian institutes, and prominent Israeli, Arab-Israeli, and Palestinian media experts. The delegation will travel throughout Israel, including Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Israel’s Northern and Southern regions, and Ramallah in the Palestinian Authority.

Briefings will expand the participants’ awareness of Israel’s security environment, media landscape, entrepreneurship and innovation, and promote sharing of best practices in areas such as counter-terrorism, humanitarian aid, and co-existence. Also on the itinerary are visits to historical and religious sites, and discussions about Israeli-Palestinian relations, regional dynamics, and international law. The delegation will be accompanied by AJC Berlin Director Deidre Berger as well as AJC Berlin Public Affairs Officer, Fabian Weissbarth.