On November 15-17, the IVision Conference Was Held in Marseille
November 15-17, 2019 in Marseille, France, the IVision Conference was organized by the Department of Diaspora of the World Zionist Organization.
“Over 300 participants from 22 countries and five continents, whose average age is 30 and who represent the entire political and religious spectrum, have come to Marseilles for a weekend to talk about Israel and Zionism. For us at the Department of Diaspora Affairs, and for me, personally, this is a dream come true”. those were the words of the head of the department Gusti Yehoshua Braverman.
The three-day conference took the form of Beit Haam, the leading Department of Diaspora Affairs program to create Jewish-Zionist discourse and discussions in Israel and around the world, with meetings discussing a wide variety of topics such as diaspora and Israel relations, celebrations and events year, Israeli society, tensions among the Jewish people and more.
Speakers at the conference included: Itay Vered (Israeli journalist for Channel 10), Lior Sagi (Director of the Multimedia Department at Kibbutzum College in Tel Aviv), Rabbi Jack Alan Luxemburg ( vice-Chairman of ARZENU -Federation of Reformation and Progressive), Rabbi Lea Mühlstein ( the International Chair of Arzenu), Timothée Larribau (founder of The Nations for Israel), Uri Levin, Boni Matan and others.
Ukraine was presented for the first time in such conference, Zionist Federation of Ukraine was represented by Iryna Lazorenko, the assistant of the executive director of the ZFU.
Representatives of European Zionist federations of such countries as Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Romania, Hungary, Ukraine, France also met on the conference. During the meeting, important issues were discussed regarding the work of the federations, elections to the Zionist Congress in 2020, and preliminary arrangements for cooperation were concluded.
The Zionist Federation of Ukraine expresses its gratitude to the conference organizers as well as the representatives of the European federations.