Is Normalization on the Horizon?

Is Normalization on the Horizon?



Monday | 12:30–15:30 IL time | Live on INSS digital platforms

A joint conference of the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) and the Misgav Institute for National Security and Zionist Strategy. The conference will be broadcast live on the digital platforms of both INSS and the Misgav Institute.


12:30 – Opening Remarks

Brig. Gen. (res.) Udi Dekel, Head of the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict Program, INSS

Ronen Levi (Maoz), Senior Fellow, Misgav Institute

12:50 – Special Interview | Head of the National Security Council, Tzachi Hanegbi

Interviewer: Tal Schneider, Political-Military Correspondent, Times of Israel

13:20 – How to Advance Normalization After October 7?

Dr. Yoel Guzansky, Head of the Gulf Program and Senior Researcher, INSS

Asher Fredman, Senior Managing Fellow, Misgav Institute

Aryeh Lightstone, Former US Special Envoy for Economic Normalization

Ruth Wasserman Lande, Senior Fellow, Misgav Institute

Moderator: Maj. Gen. (res.) Udi Dekel

14:05 – Normalization and the Peace Countries

Dr. Moran Zaga, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Mitvim Institute

Eitan Naeh, Ambassador of Israel to Bahrain

Dr. Ofir Winter, Senior Researcher, INSS

Mena Ta-Shma, Head of the Regional Division, Directorate of Defense Research and Development, Ministry of Defense

Moderator: Fleur Hassan-Nahum, Senior Fellow, Misgav Institute

14:50 – Regional Normalization: Iran, Iraq, and the Palestinians | Panel Discussion

Maj. Gen. (res.) Tamir Hayman, Executive Director, INSS

Meir Ben Shabbat, Head of the Misgav Institute

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