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The Israel-Hellenic Forum—the major platform for furthering relations between academics, public intellectuals and experts in Greece, Cyprus and Israel—will reconvene in Nicosia on June 19-21. This will be the third plenary session of the Forum since it was established by the B’nai B’rith World Center, with earlier sessions being held in Jerusalem (November 2019) and Athens (June 2022).

The meeting is organized in cooperation with the Cyprus Center for European and International Affairs, the University of Nicosia and the Institute of International Relations (IDIS) at Panteion University in Athens.

The President of the Republic of Cyprus Nikos Christodoulides will deliver the opening keynote address.

More than 40 leading Greek, Cypriot and Israeli figures will participate in the event, including: Professor Andreas Theophanous, president, Cyprus Center for European and International Affairs; Tzachi Hanegbi, Israel National Security advisor; Israeli Ambassador to Cyprus Oren Anolik; Ioannis Papameletiou, ambassador of Greece to Cyprus, Kornelios Korneliou, ambassador designated to Israel, Republic of Cyprus; Michalis Giorgallas, minister of defense, Republic of Cyprus; Lt. Gen. Dimokritos Zervakis, chief of the National Guard of the Republic of Cyprus; Marilena Raouna, director, Diplomatic Office of the President of Cyprus; Professor Kostas Ifantis, scientific director of the Centre for Foreign Policy Planning at the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs; MP Professor Dimitris Keridis, chairman, Greece-Israel Parliamentary Friendship Group; Thanos Dokos, national security advisor to the Prime Minister of Greece; Ambassador (ret.) Mark Regev; Professor Efraim Inbar, president, Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security; and B’nai B’rith CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin.

Plenary sessions include, “The Cyprus Question, the Greco-Turkish Relations and the Prospect of Energy Cooperation in the Eastern Mediterranean”; “Perspectives on the Network of Cooperation between Israel, Cyprus and Greece”; “Recent Developments in Israel, Greece and Cyprus”; “The New Emerging European and International Order: Challenges and Opportunities”; “National Security Issues”; “The Impact of the War in Ukraine on the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East.”

B’nai B’rith World Center Director Alan Schneider, who initiated the forum, said, “The Israel-Hellenic Forum Nicosia Plenary will undoubtedly be a watershed event, coming shortly after the general elections in Israel, Cyprus and Greece. I have no doubt that together we will advance relationships between leading public figures and the public at large in the three liberal democracies of the Eastern Mediterranean.”

For further information please contact: In Jerusalem: Alan Schneider,, +972-52-5536441; In Nicosia: Professor Andreas Theophanous,, +357-22-841600/601