The Tenth Annual Herzliya Conference is being held in Israel from 31 January to 3 February 2010. It is chaired by General Danny Rothschild in the presence of President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

While in the past the opening keynote address was traditionally pronounced by the President of Israel, the organizers of this year’s event wanted it to be delivered by Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund.

The organizers have also scheduled a debate between de facto West Bank Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and Israel’s Defense Minister Ehud Barack.