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'SHARED VALUES AND STRATEGIC PARTNERS: THE AMERICAN-ISRAELI CONNECTION RE-EXAMINED' TOPIC OF 27TH AMERICA-ISRAEL DIALOGUE BY AJCONGRESS

'SHARED VALUES AND STRATEGIC PARTNERS: THE AMERICAN-ISRAELI CONNECTION
 RE-EXAMINED' TOPIC OF 27TH AMERICA-ISRAEL DIALOGUE BY AJCONGRESS
 NEW YORK, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading political figures, opinion makers and academics from Israel and American Jewish leaders will meet in Washington to discuss the impact of recent developments on U.S.-Israel relations during the 27th Annual America-Israel Dialogue sponsored by the American Jewish Congress, from Sept. 21-24.
 Although the Dialogue has traditionally taken place in Israel, this year it will be held in Washington, D.C. (at the Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Avenue, N.W.) so that Israeli participants can meet directly with their counterparts in the U.S. and hear first-hand from those who are its principal practitioners an analysis of the dynamics of the American political process.
 Perhaps even more important, this will be an opportunity for Israeli leaders, including nine members of Knesset, to learn first-hand the American perception of current Israeli policies and actions and of the response they have evoked in various sectors of the American government and of the public.
 The opening session of the Dialogue will take place on Monday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m.. AJCongress President Robert K. Lifton will chair a session, jointly sponsored with the Jewish Community Council of Greater Washington, featuring Peter Rodman and Professor Madeleine Albright, senior foreign policy advisors to the Bush-Quayle and Clinton- Gore presidential campaigns, respectively. The session is entitled, "The Foreign Policy of the Next President."
 Tuesday morning's session, which will begin with a presentation by Representative Howard Berman (D-CA), will discuss problems of democratic governance in the U.S. and the implications for the Jewish community. Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) will also participate in this session. The afternoon session looks at governance in Israel, including the prospects for electoral reform.
 Wednesday morning's session, which will hear remarks by Professor Steven Spiegel of UCLA, explores the changing role of the American Jewish community and its political influence. The afternoon session addresses the role of minorities in the Israeli political system, and asks whether the national commitment to retain the Jewish character of the state of Israel has realistically restricted or diminished access to the political forum or to political power of non-Jewish minorities.
 Thursday morning's session will consider areas of possible consensus and conflict in the U.S.-Israeli relationship, especially in light of the recent elections in Israel and the upcoming elections in the U.S., and examine the mediating role of the American Jewish community. AIPAC Executive Director Tom Dine and Gen. (Res.) Ephraim Sneh, MK, will offer opening comments. Senator Joseph Lieberman (D-CT) will participate in the session.
 All Dialogue sessions are open to the press.
 American participants in the Dialogue include Morris Amitay, Vice- Chair, Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) and Former Executive Director, AIPAC; Jerry Benjamin, Co-Managing Director of AB Data, and Chair, United Jewish Appeal Young Leadership Cabinet; Congressman Howard Berman (D-CA); Douglas Bloomfield, Former Legislative Director, AIPAC; Marshall Breger, Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor; Shoshana Cardin, Chair, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations; Tom Dine, Executive Director, American Israel Public Affairs Committee; Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA); Alan Gerson, Professor, George Mason University, and Former Counsel to the U.S. Delegation to the United Nations; Rita Hauser, Attorney, Stroock, Stroock & Lavan; Ann F. Lewis, Political Consultant and Chair, AJCongress Commission for Women's Equality; Senator Joseph Lieberman (D-CT); Robert K. Lifton, President, American Jewish Congress; Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY); Marc A. Pearl, Former Washington Representative, American Jewish Congress, currently Chief of Staff, Congressman Lawrence Smith (D-FL); M.J. Rosenberg, Chief of Staff, Congressman Edward Feighan (D-OH); Gary Rosenblatt, Editor, Baltimore Jewish Times, Detroit Jewish News; Richard Schifter, Former Asst. Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs; Steven Spiegel, Professor of Political Science, UCLA; Howard M. Squadron, Honorary President, American Jewish Congress, and Former Chair, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations; Jack Stein, Steering Committee Member, National Jewish Coalition, and Former Chair, Conference of President of Major American Jewish Organizations. AJCongress Staff: Henry Siegman, Executive Director; Phil Baum, Associate Executive Director; Mark J. Pelavin, Washington Office Director.
 Israeli participants include Member of Knesset (MK) Rafi Alloul, Labor; MK Naomi Blumenthal, Likud; MK Ran Cohen, Meretz, Deputy Minister of Housing; MK Yael Dayan, Labor; Prof. Ya'acov Frenkel, Governor of the Bank of Israel; Dan Gillerman, President, Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce; Rafik Halabi, News Editor, Israeli TV, MK Dalia Itzik, Labor; MK Gen. (Res.) Avigdor Kahalani, Labor; MK Gonen Segev, Tzomet; MK Silvan Shalom, Likud; Haim Shibi, Journalist, Yediot Ahronot; Michael Shilo, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Israel to the United States; MK Gen. (Res.) Ephraim Sneh, Labor. AJCongress Staff: David Clayman, Israel Office Director.
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