The Western Wall and the Old City: A Fifty-Year Perspective



New Date!  June 6, 2017  16:45


The Annual Jerusalem Conference of the Department of Land of Israel Studies at the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies Presents:

The Western Wall and the Old City: A Fifty-Year Perspective

With the generous support of the Jewish National Fund Institute for the History of Zionism and Settlement

June 6th, 2017 4:45PM
The Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies
4 Avraham Granot St.


Schedule of Events

16:45 Reception and Light Refreshment 

17:00 Greetings

Prof. Doron Bar: President, Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies
Dr. Moti Friedman: Acting Director,  Institute for  Zionism and Settlement, Jewish National Fund

17:20 Award of JNF Scholarships for Excellence to Ruth Ozan and Benny Adler

17:30 Keynote Address: Jerusalem and the Western Wall

Prof. Michael Turner, UNESCO Chair of Urban Design and Preservation, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design

18:00 Panel Discussion: The Western Wall and the Old City – 50 Years Later

Dr. Noa Yuval-Hacham, Director of Jerusalem and Land of Israel Studies, The Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, Facilitator

The Wall of Tears to the Wall of Rebirth – Development of the Wall as a National Symbol after the Six Day War
Dr. Kobi Cohen-Hattab: Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology, Bar Ilan University

(Un) Holy Landscape: The Struggle over the Creation of the Walls of Jerusalem National Park, 1967
Shira Wilkof: Ph.d. Candidate, History of Architecture & Urbanism, University of California, Berkeley

Professor Alona Nitzan-Shiftan, Department of Architecture and Urban Planing, The Technion

19:00 Summary Panel: Proposed Compromise- Risk or Opportunity?

Facilitated by Yair Sheleg: Journalist and Head of the Religions and State Program at The Israel Democracy Institute
With the participation of supporters and opponents of the proposed plan.

20:00 Concluding Remarks

Prof. Doron Bar: President, Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies

The conference will be in Hebrew and is open to the public at no charge. For additional information and to register contact: Dana@schechter.ac.il, 074-7800-600

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