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Monday, March 18 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Advocating for Israel Across a Networked World

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As Israel faces the growing threats of a nuclear Iran and a hostile Arab Spring, it must navigate around the global perceptions of these issues. This panel reviews present challenges with a focus on three different approaches going on outside the U.S. for advocating for Israel: changing Europe's political culture, finding new allies in other regions, and grassroots efforts at changing public opinion.

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Larry J. Hochberg

Chair, Friends of European Leadership Network
Larry J. Hochberg is a nationally renowned lay leader and philanthropist who recently served as national chairman of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces. Larry was a national director of AIPAC and held national leadership positions with UJC and UJA. He chaired the annual and Israel emergency campaigns of Chicago's Jewish United Fund and served on the Federation's executive committee. He is an international expert on Israel advocacy and is... Read More →

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Ruperto Long

Israel Allies Caucus Foundation
Ruperto Long is an engineer, politician and writer born in Uruguay in 1952. He has been a senator, and president of the national electricity/utility company, and is presently Minister of the Audit Court. He was awarded the Jerusalem Prize in 2012, the World Trade Center Award in 2002, and the National Inventor's Award in 1999, among others. He has also served as president of the Israel-Uruguay Cultural Institution and the Uruguayan Paralympic... Read More →
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Steven J. Rosen

Senior Strategic Advisor, ELNET
Steven J. Rosen was a senior official of AIPAC for 23 years, responsible for the executive branch agencies of the United States Government. Before that, he headed Mideast issues at the RAND Corporation, and was a professor at Brandeis, the University of Pittsburgh, and the Australian National University. He also heads the Washington Project of the Middle East Forum and is an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced... Read More →
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Melody Sucharewicz

Director, German Israelkongress
Melody Sucharewicz was born in Munich in 1980 and now works as a communications and strategy consultant in Germany and Israel. At 19 she immigrated to Israel, where after attending university and business school she won Israel's prestigious The Ambassador TV competition. Ever since, she is a known voice in public diplomacy for Israel in Germany, and consults for political and private institutions. She currently acts as director of the German... Read More →

Monday March 18, 2013 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Dayton Room Beverly Hilton

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