Israeli Presidential Conference

Looking To Future, Peres Draws A Crowd

Inside the Israeli Presidential Conference, a kind of ‘Jewish Davos,’ with 4,000 other delegates.
06/25/2012 - 20:00
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Jerusalem — “Tomorrow” was the theme of this year’s Israeli Presidential Conference, a three-day program that attracted more than 4,000 guests from around the world here this past week. But there was an air of nostalgia on the opening evening when host Shimon Peres, the 88-year-old president of Israel, bestowed the Presidential Award of Distinction on Henry Kissinger, 89, praising the former U.S. secretary of state as “a great statesman and a great Jew” for statecraft performed in the 1970s.
Gary Rosenblatt
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