The Conference

In year 2015 the bilateral diplomatic relations between Israel and Germany have their 50th anniversary. In occasion of this anniversary the complex relationship between the States of Germany and Israel and as well the relationship between both societies shall be examined in the conference:

Rapprochement, Change, Perception and Shaping the Future:
50 years of German-Israeli and Israeli-German diplomatic relations

From April 27th until 30th more than 20 scientists, politicians and decision makers for economy from Germany, Israel and the United States will get together to examine the complex relationship in lectures and panel discussions at the Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz.


During the conference the bilateral relations shall be examined through the following fields:

In the field of politics shall be examined which relevance the remembrance of the Holocaust not only in politics but also for the adolescents has. Another complex are the dynamics of the Near East Conflict. Here it is to question, what role this conflict plays for the relations. Not only the war in Gaza this summer has disclosed a gap between public opinion and political behavior.

Please notice that a registration is required to participate in the conference. Registration is possible through the registration form: Registration.

Cultural Program

The conference will be accompanied by German-Israeli Culture Days, organized in cooperation with the City of Mainz. With contributions of music, theatre, movie and literature the organizers elaborated a multifaceted program with an intensive insight in the contemporary German-Israeli Culture.

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