Brazilian Political Leaders - February 2017

A delegation of senior Brazilian political leaders, including Members of the Brazilian Congress, will travel to Israel with AJC Project Interchange for intensive dialogue, briefings and information-sharing with their counterparts.

This is the 4th delegation AJC Project Interchange has organized in partnership with the Federation of Jewish Communities of Brazil (CONIB); the Jewish Federation of São Paulo (FISESP); and the Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Institute for Latino and Latin American Affairs.

This educational seminar is intended to provide a comprehensive overview and first-hand understanding of Israeli politics, society, and the complicated realities of the region. While in Israel, participants will be introduced to a wide range of experts, including Israeli government officials, Israel-based Brazilian diplomats, Palestinian leaders, academics, and tech entrepreneurs and innovators.

Topics on the agenda include Israel’s geopolitical strategy and foreign policy, Israeli-Palestinian coexistence initiatives, humanitarian aid programs, high-tech innovation, media reporting in the region, and water technology. The delegation will travel much of Israel, including Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, as well as a geo-strategic helicopter tour of Israel’s Northern borders and Southern region. Meetings with Palestinian leaders will take place in the Palestinian Authority. The group will also visit Yad Vashem and holy sites in the Old City of Jerusalem.