In February the Zionist Council in Israel and the World Zionist Organization held a conference for mayors in Jerusalem, in which 57 mayors of gathered to discuss the promotion of volunteerism in the Israeli society.
The conference began with a tour of the Old City of Jerusalem, attended by Minister of Housing and Construction, MK Uri Ariel, and continued with a panel on the subject “Putting everyone under the stretcher”, facilitated by Linoy Bar Geffen. The panel engaged in the issue of recruitment to the IDF and national service, panel members included, Deputy Defense Minister MK Danny Danon, MK Tamar Zandberg, CEO of the National Service Administration Minister Shalom Gerbi and CEO of the Zionist Council in Israel, Yigal Brand.
The next day another panel was held on the subject of Social Involvement: Taking Responsibility for the Common Good and for the Individual, facilitated by Kobi Arieli. The participants on the panel were: MK Michal Biran, managing director of Besheva David Saada, Deputy Minister of Education MK Avi Wortzman, CEO "Krembo Wings" Ophira Rotem, National Student Union Chairman Uri Reshtik and Director of the Zionist Council in Israel’s Tzameret Shnat Sherut movement, Nathaniel Allinson.
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