More than one hundred correspondents, editors, bureau chiefs and publishers of many of the top Jewish media outlets in the world gathered in Jerusalem for the first Jewish Media Summit (JMS) from Sunday to Wednesday.
Over 35 countries were represented at the gathering which was organized by the Government Press Office, the Ministry of Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism, JNF-KKL and the Jewish Agency.
Israel’s top leaders took part in this important gathering including: Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli President Shimon Peres, Israeli President Elect Reuven Rivlin, Speaker of the Knesset Yuli Edelstein, Minister of Diaspora Affairs Naftali Bennett, Chairman of the Jewish Agency Natan Sharansky and more.
The gathering was designed to bring together top Jewish media professionals and discuss some of the major topics facing Israel and the Diaspora: The Role of Jewish Media in Maintaining Jewish Life, Israel’s Image Problem, Jewish Media Coverage of Israel, New Economic Models for Jewish Media, the Joint Initiative of the Israeli Government and World Jewry and more.
The delegates got a chance to get to know sides of Israel they might not be familiar with through special tours arranged specially for the JMS.