"Facing Tomorrow:" The Israel Presidential Conference 2008

    Sheldon & Dr. Miriam Adelson Named 60th Anniversary Mega-Event's Co-

    JERUSALEM, Israel, March 10 /CNW/ - Facing Tomorrow, the first annual
conference of Shimon Peres' presidency will take place in Jerusalem May 13-15,
marking Israel's milestone 60th anniversary, at the International Convention
    World leaders both Jewish and non-Jewish, thinkers and doers, artists and
scientists, rabbis and entrepreneurs including the next generation of
leadership will take part in the event.
    The conference will examine what the future holds for the global
community, the Jewish people and the State of Israel. It will also focus on
Jewish and Israeli contributions to humanity.
    Confirmed conference participants thus far include: former British Prime
Minister Tony Blair; French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner; former
President of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev; former US Secretary of State, Dr.
Henry Kissinger; former Czech Prime Minister Vaclav Havel; President of
Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili; Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, Ambassadors Martin
Indyk and Dennis Ross, New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman and
Professor Alan Dershowitz.
    Business luminaries such as Google founder Sergey Brinn, Mark Zuckerman,
founder of Facebook, Chairman and CEO of News Corporation, Rupert Murdoch and
Ratan Tata, Chairman, the Tata Group have also confirmed their participation.
    Honorary Chairs of The Israel President's Conference are: Dr. Miriam and
Sheldon Adelson. Sheldon Adelson is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of
the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, Miriam Adelson heads the Dr. Miriam and
Sheldon G. Adelson Drug Rehabilitation Clinics in both Tel Aviv and Las Vegas.
Yair Green, attorney-at-law, will serve as Co-Chair. Elliott Broidy, Chairman
of Markstone Capital Group, is heading the Conference's Benefactor Committee.
    The Jewish People Policy Planning Institute (JPPPI) is developing the
conference program. Ambassador Dennis Ross serves as the Chairman of the Board
of JPPPI, Professor Yehezkel Dror is its Founding President, and Avinoam
Bar-Yosef is the JPPPI's Director-General.
    The Conference's steering committee is headed by Israel Maimon, former
Israel Cabinet Secretary.
    Eyal Arad, co-Chairman of the Euro Israel Group, will serve as spokesman.
    Charley J. Levine, CEO of Lone Star Communications, is managing the
conference's international media relations.
    Yoni Sa'ar, CEO, Promarket, is in charge of production.

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For further information: Elie Bennett, elie@lonestar.co.il,

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