The Israeli Presidential Conference Facing Tomorrow has been written about extensively, from the opening night 90th birthday bash, its guests and attire to best quotes.
So many international speakers, expert panels and topics,
yet certain themes run through these events,
other than President Shimon Peres gets to kiss the girl of his choice
and there are also lots of hugs of old friends.
Former US President Bill Clinton was awarded a special medal at the opening plenary session. It did seem rather large,
until you notice the size of Sharon Stone’s ring.
But it was not just unique accessories that stood out in the halls of the Jerusalem International Center over two days.
While it is not new to notice shoes, two years ago shoes were a theme,
Dan Arielly’s talks were electric,
but also the stars and stripes of his socks caused a buzz.
Most people did not notice that Rahm Emanuel was not wearing socks when he spoke with President Shimon Peres,
but whatever Sharon Stone was wearing was noticed.
Black shoes and
red shoes from around the world converged in Jerusalem.
At the closing of Facing Tomorrow 2013,
Dr.Ruth Westheimer had her bag over her shoulder ready to go.
It was good to see that international guests were still smiling at the end.
that’s it folks….
time to put away the jackets and shoes until after the summer.