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Posts Tagged ‘Soviet Union’

“The United States rises to declare before the General Assembly of the United Nations and before the world that it does not acknowledge, it will not abide by, it will never acquiesce in this infamous act,” the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, tells the U.N. General Assembly after its passage of Resolution 3379 on Nov. 10, 1975. “The lie is that Zionism is a form of racism. The overwhelmingly clear truth is that it is not.”

UN Resolution 3379 Is Passed

November 10, 1975 The United Nations passes UN Resolution 3379 which defines Zionism as a form of racism and racial discrimination by a vote of 72 in favor, 35 against and 32 abstentions. The Soviet Union had originated the idea of equating Zionism with racism during the 1960’s during the debate in the UN leading…

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Men from the Soviet Union, the United States, Israel, and the PLO stand on the steps of the Madrid Middle East Peace Conference

The Madrid Middle East Peace Conference Convenes

October 30, 1991 The Soviet Union and the United States convene the Madrid Middle East Peace Conference, based upon a two track approach of bi-lateral and multi-lateral talks. All Arab states contiguous to Israel, Palestinians from the territories of the West Bank and Gaza (but not east Jerusalem) and the Gulf Cooperation Council representatives participate…

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Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir (left) receiving Foreign Minister Boris Pankin in Jerusalem on October 18, 1991.

Israel and the Soviet Union Resume Diplomatic Relations

October 18, 1991 Israel and the Soviet Union resume diplomatic relations. The Soviet Union and other Eastern bloc countries had broken off diplomatic relations with Israel in June 1967, as a result of the Six Day War. The Soviet Union had voted to create a Jewish state by endorsing the 1947 partition plan, and was…

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Churchill Fellow William Clark Durant III speaks about Fellow Morton “Mort” Harris at the Churchill Fellows ceremony.

National Recognition

Natalie Stavale Special to the Jewish News WWII veteran and philanthropist Morton Harris honored as a Churchill Fellow. Detroit native Morton E. “Mort” Harris, 97, is a successful businessman, entrepreneur, noted philanthropist and a decorated World War II veteran. He’s also now a Churchill Fellow. Harris recently was inducted into the Association of Churchill Fellows…

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What Will Pulling Out Of The Iran Deal Do For The U.S.?

The Detroit Jewish News asked experts on Israel, foreign policy, religion and/or other relevant fields to answer important questions on everyone’s mind in the midst of the recent news from the Middle East. Here are some of their answers. The U.S. just pulled out of the Iran Nuclear Deal. Will this be good or bad…

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