(Jerusalem, June 21, 2022)—The Israel-Hellenic Forum—established in 2019 by the B’nai B’rith World Center-Jerusalem to further relations between academics, public intellectuals, journalists and leaders in Greece, Cyprus and Israel—will reconvene in Athens for the first time since its inaugural meeting in Jerusalem in November 2019.
The meeting, entitled “Athens Discourse: A World in Transition” will be held June 27-June 29 in cooperation with the Institute of International Relations (IDIS) at Panteion University with partial funding from the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
More than 40 leading Greek, Cypriot and Israeli figures will participate in the event, including: Maj. Gen. (ret.) Yaakov Amidror, former Israeli National Security Advisor and Senior Fellow at the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security; Israel Ambassador to Greece Yosef Amrani; Nikos Christodoulides, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus; Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikolaos “Nikos” Dendias;
Professor Kostas Ifantis, Scientific Director of the Centre for Foreign Policy Planning at the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Member of Hellenic Parliament Professor Dimitris Keridis, the Greece-Israel Parliamentary Friendship Group Chairman; and B’nai B’rith CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin.
Sessions include, “Reviewing the Tripartite Relationship,” and “Effects of the conflict in Ukraine on the Eastern Mediterranean Region” and “Regional Developments: The Abraham Accords, diplomatic forays and threat analysis.”
B’nai B’rith World Center Director Alan Schneider, who initiated the forum, said that the Athens Dialogue is set to break new ground in the interconnections between the intellectual leadership of the three countries and will support the deepening relationships between the governments and militaries of the three countries.
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