It is with great pleasure that I welcome all of you who gave us the honor of joining the Israel Bar Association and the American Bar Association in our first joint conference!
Here, for the first time since the establishment of the Israel Bar Association, 49 years ago, we are conducting here in Eilat, a joint conference of the Israel Bar and the ABA, Section of International Law. I would like to thank all those who have contributed to the establishment of this international conference, to the president-elect of the ABA, Steve Zack, to the Immediate Past Chair of ABA International, Aaron Schildhaus, and to the ABA staff. On our end, I would like to thank Reli Leshem and the staff of the Israel Bar.
I have seen the program and there are many interesting panels and remarkable speakers. I hope I will get a chance to personally sit in one of these panels as long as the tight schedule of the conference will allow me to do so!
I trust this will be a constructive and successful conference and I hope all of you will enjoy Eilat!