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  • 1. FRENCH EMBASSY IN ISRAE L CULTURAL SERVICESThe French Embassy and the French Institute of Israel, the newspaper Haaretz, and theFrench radio station France Culture are pleased to announce: A FORUM: DEMOCRACY AND RELIGION Back to the question From June 5 to 7 at the Habima Theater, Tel AvivIn Israel, the question of a “Jewish and democratic state” is still relevant to the public debate. InFrance, the themes of secularism, national identity, and the place of religion in accordance with thevalues of the Republic have been widely aired in the past and still are. It is in this context that theFrench Embassy and the French Institute of Israel, in partnership with the Israeli newspaperHaaretz and the French radio station France Culture, have organized a forum on theseunresolved issues for June 5 to 7 at the Habima Theater: “Democracy and Religion, back to thequestion,” a continuation of a French-Israeli dialogue initiated two years ago with the forum“Democracy: The New Challenges.”France and Israel face very different realities. Each country, in its own way and according to itsrespective political model, has attempted to respond concretely to the issues raised by thecoexistence of religions with democratic values. France was the first country to adopt a law ofseparation between church and state, but nevertheless faces crises of multiple identity today. Israel,monotheism where was born, is a state created by devoted secular people, but involved in numerousreligious tensions. The forum “Democracy and Religion” will attempt to shed new light and to bringa novel debate and a critical view to this crucial issue.The three-day forum will bring together philosophers and religious leaders, academics andresearchers, writers, journalists and artists, both Israeli and French. From the French ranks, we arepleased to receive Hassen Chalghoumi, President of the Imams’ conference of France; DelphineHorvilleur, Rabbi and Editor-in-chief of Tenoua; the philosophers Alain Finkielkraut, PascalBruckner, and Raphael Enthoven; the essayist Caroline Fourest; Frederic Encel, Professor ofInternational Relations; Professor Shmuel Trigano; the political scientist Fiammetta Venner; thefilmmaker Nadia El Fani; the artist Majida Khattari; the lawyer Richard Malka; and essayistsand French journalists such as Marie Drucker, Elizabeth Levy, and Slimane Zeghidour.From the Israeli ranks, the forum will welcome Zeev Sternhell and Claude Klein, professors at theHebrew University of Jerusalem; Denis Charbit, Professor of Political Science; EmmanuelNavon, Director of the Department of Political Science at the College of Orthodox Jerusalem andLecturer in International Relations at the University of Tel Aviv; the philosopher Haviva Pedaya;Institut français de Tel Aviv - 7, boulevard Rothschild, 66881 Tel Aviv - Tel : 03 796 80 29 - Fax : 03 796 80 44
  • 2. FRENCH EMBASSY IN ISRAE L CULTURAL SERVICESElie Barnavi, historian and former Israeli Ambassador to France; Haim Amsellem, Member of theIsraeli Parliament and Chairman of the political party Am Shalem; the Israeli writer YoramKaniuk; the film director David Volach; the archaeologist Israel Finkelstein of Tel AvivUniversity; Micah Goodman, PhD in Jewish philosophy, Hebrew University of Jerusalemand Director of Ein Prat; the rabbis Menahem Frooman and Yuval Cherlow; Father DavidNeuhass, vicar, and Father Louis-Marie from the Benedictine Monastery in Abu Gosh; IssaJabber, director of socio-educational projects in Abu Gosh; Ghassan Manasra, Director of theIslamic Cultural Center of Nazareth; Yara Mashour, journalist and editor-in chief of Lilacmagazine; Hannah Kehat, founder of Kolech, an Orthodox women’s organization in Israel; thePalestinian cartoonist Baha Bukhari; Shahar Ilan, vice president of the association Hiddush forReligious Freedom and Equality; and the journalists Claude Sitbon, Ben Dror Yemini, and YaronLondon.The opening evening of the forum will be attended by Gideon Saar, Minister of Education; RonHuldai, mayor of the municipality of Tel Aviv–Yafo; H. E. Christophe Bigot, France’sAmbassador in Israel; Olivier Rubinstein, Cultural Counsellor and Director of the French Instituteof Israel; Aluf Benn, Editor of Haaretz; and philosopher Raphael Zagury-Orly, Director of theMaster of Fine Arts Program at the Bezalel Academy. Details: Forum Democracy and Religion June 5 to 7 Habima Theatre 2 Tarsat Street, Tel Aviv Information: Forum@ambfr-il.org Program: www.ambafrance-il.org Booking: www.habima.co.il or by phone: 03-5266666 In French and in Hebrew Please find our program below.Institut français de Tel Aviv - 7, boulevard Rothschild, 66881 Tel Aviv - Tel : 03 796 80 29 - Fax : 03 796 80 44
  • 3. FRENCH EMBASSY IN ISRAE L CULTURAL SERVICES *** Forum Democracy and Religion, back to the question The programTuesday June 5th7pm – 9.30pmOpening MC: Marie Drucker, Yaron London Gideon Saar, Minister of Education Ron Huldai, Mayor of Tel Aviv-Yafo H.E. Christophe Bigot, Ambassador of France in Israel Olivier Rubinstein, Cultural Counselor, Director of the French Institute Aluf Benn, Editor in chief, HaaretzInaugural TalkFrench secularism, Israeli secularism • Zeev Sternhell, Emeritus professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem • Alain Finkielkraut, Philosopher Moderator: Marie Drucker, Journalist, and Raphael Zagury-Orly, Philosopher, Director of the Master at the school of fine arts, BezalelWednesday June 6th9.30am – 11.00am1st panel: Secularism in France and Israel, in Arab countries • Hassen Chalghoumi, Professor of the Imams conference in France • Denis Charbit, Lecturer in Political Science, Open University of Israel • Frédéric Encel, Professor of geopolitics • Alain Finkielkraut, Philosopher • Caroline Fourest, Essayist • Shahar Ilan, Vice president of the Hiddush association for freedom and religious equality • Claude Klein, Professor at the faculty of law at the Hebrew university of Jerusalem Moderator: Marie Drucker, JournalistInstitut français de Tel Aviv - 7, boulevard Rothschild, 66881 Tel Aviv - Tel : 03 796 80 29 - Fax : 03 796 80 44
  • 4. FRENCH EMBASSY IN ISRAE L CULTURAL SERVICES11.30am – 1:00 pm2nd panel: Faced with fundamentalism, womens struggle • Pascal Bruckner, Philosopher • Nadia El Fani, Movie director • Delphine Horvilleur, Rabbi, Chief editor of Tenoua • Yara Mashour, Journalist and Chief director of Lilac magazine, Nazareth • Haviva Pedaya, Philosopher • Fiammetta Venner, Political scientist Moderator: Tamar Rotem, Journalist, Haaretz2.30pm – 4pm3rd panel: Who’s afraid of blasphemy? • Baha Bukhari, Illustrator and cartoonist • Pascal Bruckner, Philosopher • Yoram Kaniuk, Writer • Majida Khattari, Visual artist • Richard Malka, Lawyer and screen writer • David Wolach, Movie director Moderator: Yaron London, Journalist4.30pm – 6 pm4th panel: Communitarianism, ethnicity, French and Israeli models • Haim Amsellem, Deputy, President of Am shalem • Raphaël Enthoven, Professor of philosophy • Micah Goodman, PhD in Jewish philosophy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Director of Ein Prat • Elisabeth Levy, Journalist • Zeev Sternhell, Emeritus professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem • Shmuel Trigano, University professor • Slimane Zeghidour, Writer, journalist Moderator: Claude Sitbon, Journalist6.30pm: Screening of Pork and milk, Valérie Mréjen (English subtitles, 52’)Thursday June 7th9.30am – 11.30am5th panel: Archeology and history, when politics gets involvedInstitut français de Tel Aviv - 7, boulevard Rothschild, 66881 Tel Aviv - Tel : 03 796 80 29 - Fax : 03 796 80 44
  • 5. FRENCH EMBASSY IN ISRAE L CULTURAL SERVICES • Elie Barnavi, Emeritus professor at the University of Tel Aviv, former Israeli ambassador in France • Yuval Cherlow, Rabbi • Raphaël Enthoven, Professor of philosophy • Israel Finkelstein, Archaeologist, Tel Aviv University • Shmuel Trigano, University professor • Father Louis-Marie, Benedictine monastery of Abu Gosh Moderator: Nir Hasson, Haaretz journalist11.45am – 1pm6th panel: Minorities, diversities, tolerances • Hassen Chalghoumi, Professor of the Imams conference in France • Delphine Horvilleur, Rabbi, Chief editor of Tenoua • Issa Jabber, Responsible for socio-educational projects of Abu Gosh • Hannah Kehat, Founder of Kolech, Orthodox Jewish feminist organization in Israel • Haviva Pedaya, Philosopher • Father David Neuhauss, Latin patriarchal vicar, Hebrew-speaking Catholic community Moderator: Elisabeth Levy, journalist2.30pm – 4.30pmScreening of the documentary Secularism Inch-Allah with Nadia El Fani, movie director(Hebrew subtitles, 72’)Screening followed by discussion with movie director and Ibtissam Mahmid, Director of Al-Anwar, Association for the Defence of Women in Um al FahmModerator: Marie Drucker, Journaliste4.45pm – 6pm7th panel: Politics and religion • Caroline Fourest, Essayist • Menahem Frooman, Rabbi • Elisabeth Levy, journalist • Ghassan Manasra, Director of Islamic cultural center of Nazareth • Emmanuel Navon, Director of the Department of Political Science at the College of Orthodox Jerusalem and Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Tel Aviv.Institut français de Tel Aviv - 7, boulevard Rothschild, 66881 Tel Aviv - Tel : 03 796 80 29 - Fax : 03 796 80 44
  • 6. FRENCH EMBASSY IN ISRAE L CULTURAL SERVICES •Raphael Zagury-Orly, Philosopher, Director of the Master at the school of fine arts, Bezalel Moderator: Ben-Dror Yemini, journalist and researcher6.15pm: Performance by the artist Majida Kattari and Betzalel students Press contact: Anne-Sophie Trouillard French Institute of Israel 7 Rothschild Street, Tel Aviv +972 (0)3-796 80 28 +972 (0)52 396 4467Institut français de Tel Aviv - 7, boulevard Rothschild, 66881 Tel Aviv - Tel : 03 796 80 29 - Fax : 03 796 80 44