Promo for Conference on Israeli Sovereignty in Judea & Samaria

A mini conference on the subject of Israeli Sovereignty in Judea & Samaria will be held at the OU-Israel Center in Jerusalem on Monday night June 20th at 7:30 PM. The name of the event is “The Preferred Option: Israeli Sovereignty over Judea and Samaria”.

The speakers for the evening will be Yoram Ettinger (Ambassador – ret.), Dani Dayan (Chairman, Yesha Council), Dr. Mordechai Kedar (Bar Ilan University) and Caroline Glick (Jerusalem Post).

According to event organizer Yoel Meltzer the purpose of the evening is to break the ice and start a process, namely the active promotion of Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria as the eventual alternative to the two-state solution. By bringing together four well-known public figures for one evening, the hope is that other likeminded individuals – whether from the academic world, the media, the business sector, the security establishment, the legal establishment or the political echelon – will be attracted to the initiative in order to participate in future speaking engagements.

In doing so, Meltzer hopes to create a serious discussion of the topic on a national level, one that will explore the complex issues and identify possible solutions. Equally important, the process will bring the idea of Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria towards the mainstream and make it into a real viable option.

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29 Responses to Promo for Conference on Israeli Sovereignty in Judea & Samaria

  1. jensen99 says:


    I wish the conference will be successful and bring impact to the society and government of Israel. Please boost the promo and media coverage, this could change the future of Israel for good. May G-d bless the event. ;)

  2. Jeff Benson says:

    Yoel –

    Please contact me via email. I want to explore how we can work together.

    Please read The Judean Manifesto on the United for Peace and Freedom website. (BTW, I have already discussed it with Yoram Ettinger)

    Thanks, Jeff

    • Yoel Meltzer says:

      Thanks for contacing me Jeff. I’ll take a look at the Judean Manifesto. Do you live here in Israel or in the States?

  3. Ruth says:

    Kol hakavod!

  4. monostor says:

    I hold my thumbs for you, and I hope that the long overdue Israeli sovereignty in Judea & Samaria will be “sold” as the sole option not as an “eventual alternative”.

    • Yoel Meltzer says:

      Thanks Monostor. FYI, it says “According to event organizer Yoel Meltzer the purpose of the evening is to break the ice and start a process, namely the active promotion of Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria as the eventual alternative to the two-state solution (and not “an eventual alternative”).

  5. I’m glad you’re thinking deeply about this issue and working hard on it as well. I also take a pro Israeli Sovereignty in Judea & Samaria position in my blog. and in my Everyone Wins Peace Plan.

    Keep up the good work!

  6. I am very desappointed that I won’t be able to attend the conference (I live in Givatayim and I will be alone with my daughter), whereas it is a crucial debate. Yes we should have sovereignty on Judea-Samria, this is the only normal and healthy solution. I am glad that you open the debate, because it should be the only option. Israeli should learn to not be ashamed to promote such an idea. I would like to be updated about future conferences on the subject. Good luck for everything.

    • Yoel Meltzer says:

      Laurence Bentolila shalom,

      Thank you for your support. Hopefully this will be the beginning of many more such conferences.

      All the best.


  7. Jerry says:

    It’s great to get the ball rolling on this, and I’m sure “annexation” of Yesha will happen eventually.
    But all the people on the panel have right wing views. Isn’t that a little like preaching to the choir? Shouldn’t there also be people in the center and even the moderate left talking about this.

    • Yoel Meltzer says:

      Jerry shalom,

      Thanks for your support. This is just the beginning, to get the ball rolling. Although the 4 speakers are to the right, they’re also very serious, intelligent, concerned Israelis and they’re not considered “out there”. My hope is that this will attract more and more Israelis from all the various fields/sectors regardless of what party they vote for and regardless of how they identify themselves religiously since this is an issue that affects everyone and I truly believe more and more Israelis understand this.

      All the best.


  8. Yochanan Ellul says:

    Will this be recorded? It would be nice if it is so that Jews in the diaspora can have access to what went on and perhaps comment.

  9. Yochanan Ellul says:

    I wish you total success in your endeavour and may this move from just a debate to actual fact. May Hashem bless His people, protect His land and give His people success!

  10. Jeffrey Cohen says:

    I hope you are recording this conference. I would love to see the discussions posted on the web.

  11. Annette Cohen says:

    Shalom Yoel,
    Yours, is not only a timely idea, but also a holy one – straight from our holy Torah.
    It should be that not only Elohims’ full Blessings, but also Israels’ Birthright be established in our day! As on our Aretz so also in Shamayim. For are not those of us alive today, born for “such a time as this?” Indeed!
    Shalom, Shalom

  12. Dear Yoel,
    Thanks for an outstanding conference last night. I came not knowing what to expect and each and every speaker was absolutely excellent. The conference was invigorating and there was a lot of original ideas and thinking “out the box”.

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  14. Ruth says:

    Will you write more about the conference?

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