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Founded by Dr. David Kimche

About the ICFR

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The Israel Council on Foreign Relations (ICFR) is a strictly non-partisan forum for the study and debate of foreign policy. Established in 1989 by the late Dr. David Kimche and a group of prominent practitioners and scholars of international affairs, the Council is a favored platform for distinguished foreign visitors who wish to present their views in a nongovernmental setting. The Council functions under the auspices of the World Jewish Congress Research Institute, and has, since its inception, hosted numerous heads of state, prime ministers, foreign ministers and other outstanding guests from abroad, as well as prominent local scholars and politicians. The Council publishes The Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs, which appears three times per annum.

The Council is an independent, multidisciplinary institution, established on the model of the New York Council on Foreign Relations and the British Chatham House. The Council aspires to stimulate public awareness of world events and insightful discussion of foreign policy issues, particularly regarding Israel and the Middle East. As such, it accommodates a broad range of viewpoints. A wide cross section of Israeli society, including government officials, Israeli and foreign diplomats, university professors, leading business people, journalists, and promising students, participates in the activities of the Council.


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