Speakers

Danny Danon is Israel’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Danon previously served a member of the Knesset from the Likud Party, as Minister of Science, Technology and Space and as Deputy Minister of Defense. During his term in the 18th Knesset, Danon served as Deputy Speaker, Chair of the Special Committee on the Rights of the Child, and Chair of the Committee for Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs. In June 2016 Danon was elected as chair of the UN’s Legal Committee, the first Israeli to ever hold the position.

Nir Barkat has served as Mayor of Jerusalem since 2008, inspiring Jerusalemites with his vision to leverage the city’s competitive advantages to transform Israel’s capital into an international leader in business, culture, and innovation. His record of closing economic gaps in the city’s education system, driving tourism to the city, and enhancing the city’s cultural landscape all served as the basis for his re-election for a second term in 2013.
 
Mayor Barkat’s marked successes in his public service are rooted in his previous work as a tech entrepreneur. In 1988, Mayor Barkat co‐founded BRM Technologies, a pioneering software house and later venture capital firm that developed and marketed ground‐breaking anti‐virus software now standard on personal computers throughout the world. He has brought his business acumen and entrepreneurial approach to City Hall, fostering a municipal culture dedicated to constant innovation and swift execution.
John Bolton is an American diplomat who has served in several administrations. During the Reagan and George H. W. Bush administrations, he worked in several positions within the State Department, the Justice Department, and the U.S. Agency for International Development. He then served as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations from August 2005 until December 2006. 
Dani Dayan is the Consul General of Israel in New York since August 2016. He is an Israeli political leader, entrepreneur and advocate for the Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria. He served as the Chairman of the Yesha Council from 2007 to 2013. Dayan was subsequently appointed as Chief Foreign Envoy of the Yesha Council, as the only official representative of the Israeli settlement movement to the international community.

Lt. Colonel Yoni Chetboun is an Israeli politician and a decorated officer in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) who currently serves as a Lt. Col. (Res.). He is also author of the book Under Fire. Chetboun served as a member of the Knesset, where he sat on the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. During his active-duty service, the IDF awarded him the Chief of Staff Citation for actions taken during the Second Lebanon War. Currently, he runs Kanaf Strategy, a strategic consulting firm for companies and public organizations. He also lectures world-wide on combating terrorism and decision-making under pressure.

Morton Klein is National President of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), the oldest pro-Israel group in the U.S., founded in 1897. He is a member of the National Council of AIPAC. Mr. Klein is widely regarded as one of the leading Jewish activists in the United States. He is a child of Holocaust survivors, born in a displaced persons camp in Gunzberg, Germany.

Aaron Klein is an American weekend radio talk show host, author, and senior reporter and Mideast bureau chief for Breitbart News

 

Boris Epshteyn is the Chief Political Analyst for Sinclair Broadcast Group, one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Boris hosts the “Bottom Line with Boris” segments across Sinclair’s platforms, providing insight into issues ranging from foreign policy and national security to tax reform and healthcare.

Previously, Boris served as Special Assistant to President Trump and Assistant Communications Director at the White House. As a Senior Advisor to the Trump – Pence 2016 Presidential Campaign, Boris concentrated on communications messaging and strategy. Boris has made over 200 appearances across national, state and local media outlets (TV, radio, print) covering a diverse range of topics.

 

Major Pete Hegseth is a former executive director of Vets For Freedom and was a senior counterinsurgency instructor at the Counterinsurgency Training Center in Kabul with the Minnesota National Guard in 2011–2012.

Hegseth is a FOX News Channel contributor.