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Dear Friends!

We, those who live here, and also non-Israelis who visited this country at least once, all of us can't but see and feel our life sharp contrasts end extremities:

On the one hand the flights of spirituality, scientific research, humanitarian thought - and on the other hand poverty if spirit, self-confident mediocrity, backward academism, complex of provincial inferiority

Being here and at the same time in America, being open-minded, citizenship of the World, and on the other hand, adherence to timeless "place spirit", paternal graves, which bring to paranoidal "tightness" and denial of anything different.

Shades of the geese that saved Rome and of the other hand successors of geese laughing loudly day and night on any occasion.

European rationalism which its eternal anxiety about expanding horizon of thought and action with this funny question "who are we and where are we going?", and on the other hand, predatory primitive cunning mocking at the question and capable of breaking all the barriers for the sake of an instant benefit.

Self-dependence and self-building, on the other hand, predestination and inevitable fate.

All these are we, our Israel, the World in miniature. We are young and ancient; extremities are frequently normal for us and standard itself is something temporary and ephemeral.

The variety of times poles and interests by themselves means nothing. But it turns into merits and welfare, if it structured and provided with methods and procedures of agreement. However, available methods and procedures are already unable to cope with the situation. And their renovation requires specific means of apprehension, the lack of which is evident.

Therefore, stability and fluctuations of consciousness are both valour and inferiority. We create various worlds, but being intellectually blind, we consider them opposite. We are catching the shades of the past in order to realize them as the national idea or trying to fabricate one, ignoring neither peculiarity of the situation, nor experience of defeat, nor our traditions. We prefer argument to meditation, weak truth to mutual understanding.

Therefore, we do many things without trying to understand them. And then we are surprised witnessing social conflicts, crime increase, devaluation of all kinds of ideology, administrative tyranny, economic stagnation, failures in education and engineering, environmental degradation and doubtful international image.

We like to make fun of ourselves. And it is hard to understand if we do it with a sense of dignity and pride for our historical achievements or just try conceal our uncertainty about the future. Blossoms social infency: "us do not touch, we do not want you in an emphasis to see! ". What is even worse, many of us have lately started feeling anxiety. This feeling is, probably, similar to the one Romans experienced during barbaric invasions. The cause of this feeling is loss of ideals. Dear Sirs, haven't you seen our ideals? Have you met them on your way to a supermarket or synagogue, office or staying in your room at Five Star Hotel?

All of a sudden a few people, of not exceptional fortune and talents, asked themselves what one should think of all this? Should we do anything and exactly what in order to avoid senselessness of the Present resulting in tragedies of the Future? Certainly, they had already the experience and realization of the fact that not a single revolution could get the better of the history and not a single utopia could help. They also were clearly aware of disproportion of their scales to scales of a situation they were about to analyse. Nevertheless, they still answered "yes, we must". Being involved in European tradition and culture, they considered that consciousness, surely, depends on social being, but alteration or improvement of the existence fully depend on consciousness. To draw near to reality of our life, first of all, they paid attention to the way we think, to our apprehension "tools": they should be presented, examined, sharpened and used properly. They do not believe in panacea, but at the same time, they see the opportunity to improve the general situation by development some methods for better comprehension and giving a meaning to concrete actions. It is a long way, but fundamental one. What should we start with? It was how the idea of Conference came. They called themselves its Organizing Committee. Please, join us!

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