Dozens of world leaders visit The Golda Meir Mount Carmel International Training Center’s 50th Jubilee Biennial Women Leaders’ Conference, from May 29 to June 2, 2011 in Haifa, Israel.
The theme of this conference will be on: “Science, Technology and Innovation: Education and Training for Women and Girls.” The conference hosts are the Golda Meir Mount Carmel International Training Center (MCTC), celebrating its 50th anniversary, MASHAV, Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation, which established MCTC as its first training center, and UNESCO.
Participants in the International Women Leaders’ Conference include United Nations Deputy Secretary General, Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro and UNESCO Director General, Mrs. Irina Bokova, in addition to many ministers, members of parliament and academics from more than forty countries and international organizations.
During the past 50 years, some 17,000 participants from more than 150 countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East have attended training activities in Haifa. Many today hold key positions at local and national level; some are employed by international development agencies.
Jewish comedian and actress Sarah Silverman will visit Israel next month to take part in thethe Israeli Presidential Conference, and plans to perform one night of stand-up comedy in Tel Aviv on June 25.
ilverman will host a performance of fellow comedian Todd Glass as part of the conference, the theme of which is “Facing Tomorrow”.
Silverman’s comedy has become increasingly popular in the U.S., where she wrote the 2005 film Jesus is Magic.
Her successful television show, The Sarah Silverman Show, ran for three seasons and received consistently high ratings.
Silverman has three sisters, one of whom is a Reform rabbi living in Jerusalem.
After winning critics award at Fantasporto, Israeli horror film purchased for distribution in US, Canada
After winning the critics award at Fantasporto 2011 in Portugal and receiving positive reactions from the audience and international critics at the Tribeca Film Festival, Israeli horror film “Kalevet” (“Rabies”) has been purchased by American distribution company Image Entertainment and Canadian film distributor Mongrel Media.
The film was written and directed by Navot Papushado and Aharon Keshales.”Rabies” has also been selected to represent Israel at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, which will be held from June 15 to June 26.