Media Highlights| The Fourth Jerusalem Leaders Summit, Israel — 2022
Strengthening Israel’s ties with America and Europe | Advancing Principled Ideas to Expand the Abraham Accords
By International Leaders Summit staff | Photography: Yossi Zamir
January 9, 2023 | Washington, DC | Jerusalem — The Fourth Jerusalem Leaders Summit took place on December 28, 2022 in Israel, co-hosted by The International Leaders Summit and The Menachem Begin Heritage Center. The high-level event brought together leaders from America, Asia, Europe and from within Israel to discuss strategic ideas in strengthening the Jewish state’s ties with allies and advancing ideas to expand the Abraham Accords.
Senator Jim DeMint, Ambassador David Friedman, U.S. Congressman Mike Bost (via video messages) were joined by distinguished speakers participating in Jerusalem, Israel. Speakers at the Fourth Jerusalem Leaders Summit included — Natasha Srdoc, MBA and Joel Anand Samy, co-founders, International Leaders Summit and the Jerusalem Leaders Summit, Sir Ivan Lawrence KC, a prominent British Jewish leader, barrister and one of Britain’s highly respected and influential former member of Parliament, Herzl Makov, president of the Menachem Begin Heritage Center, Fleur Hassan-Nahou, deputy mayor of Israel and co-founder of the UAE-Israel Business Council, Oded Revivi, mayor, City of Efrat, Dr. Paul Ruebig, member of the European Union’s Economic and Social Committee, president of SME Global and member of the European Parliament from Austria (1996–2019), European People’s Party (EPP), Jeremy Issacharoff, Israel’s former Ambassador to Germany and vice director general of Foreign Ministry of Israel, Steve Linde, editor-in-chief, The Jerusalem Report and former editor-in-chief, The Jerusalem Post, Professor Moshe Koppel, member, Department of Computer Science, Bar-Ilan University and chairman, Kohelet Policy Forum, Gol Kalev, author, “Judaism 3.0: Judaism’s Transformation to Zionism,” Gil Troy, distinguished scholar in North American History at McGill University, and Julie Stahl, CBN News Middle East Correspondent.
Media Impact | Fourth Jerusalem Leaders Summit
On the eve of the Fourth Jerusalem Leaders Summit, Greer Fay Chasman from The Jerusalem Post stated in its “Movers and shakers in Israeli society” section —
“ THE FOURTH Jerusalem Summit will be hosted at the Begin Heritage Center by the International Leaders Summit (ILS) on Wednesday, December 28 from 5–8 p.m. The ILS is a US-based think tank co-founded by economist Natasha Srdoc. The conference takes place on the threshold of significant political changes in the US Israel and Europe.
Subjects to be discussed at the Jerusalem Summit have been chosen with a view to advance policies that strengthen Israel’s trade, investment and security ties with America and Europe. Speakers will also affirm the Abraham Accords and urge other countries in the region to join in expanding this historic peace and prosperity initiative for the mutual benefit of all.
In this context, Saudi Arabia, one of the countries that is on the verge of joining will be included in discussions.
Other subjects will include the rise of anti-Semitism in the West and how the new environmental, social and governance climate in Israel will affect attitudes towards Israel and foreign investments in Israel. It goes without saying that the Iranian threat and the Russian-Ukrainian war will also be on the agenda.
The moderator will be Steve Linde, Editor of The Jerusalem Report.
The Jewish News Syndicated stated, “Conservative leaders in business, government, media and law gathered for the Fourth Jerusalem Leaders Summit in Jerusalem on Dec. 28, participating in a wide-ranging discussion on how to advance the Abraham Accords, strengthen Israel’s ties with the United States and Europe, and address growing antisemitism in western countries.”
Mark Weiss from Israel’s largest broadcasting radio covering the entire nation — KAN Radio highlighted the Jerusalem Leaders Summit through an interview with Joel Anand Samy, co-founder, International Leaders Summit.
An op-ed in The Jerusalem Post highlighted the International Leaders Summit’s concerns about the Biden Administration’s efforts to derail the Abraham Accords with an emphasis on advancing principled recommendations including the creation of US-led free trade agreement (fair and reciprocal) with Israel and signatories of the peace agreement.
Time for the United States to expand the Abraham Accords | Jerusalem Post
Baltimore Jewish Life | Jerusalem Leaders Summit Meets In Jerusalem
By BJLIfe/Sharon Altshul
Jerusalem, Israel — Dec. 29, 2022 -The International Leaders Summit met for the fourth time in Jerusalem, Israel at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center on the evening of December 28, 2022.
The Real Jerusalem Streets
By Sharon Altshul
With travel opening up after the pandemic closures, the Fourth Jerusalem Leaders Summit met again in Jerusalem, Israel.