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Posts Tagged ‘UN’

The Great Synagogue of Aleppo is in ruins after a mob broke in Nov. 30, 1947, and destroyed Torah scrolls and badly damaged the thousand-year-old Aleppo Codex.

Violence Against Jews in Arab Cities

November 30, 1947 From the Center for Israel Education Following the United Nations vote for the Partition of Palestine on the previous day, violence ensues between Jews and Arabs in the British Mandate of Palestine. The first phase of Israel’s War of Independence had begun. In addition to Arab attacks on Jewish property and fighting…

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People in front of the Mugrabi Cinema in Tel Aviv celebrate the U.N. partition vote Nov. 29, 1947.

United Nations Approves Partition Plan

November 29, 1947 From the Center for Israel Education The United Nations General Assembly passes Resolution 181 by a vote of 33-13 with 10 abstentions. The Resolution recommended the creation of separate Arab and Jewish states in Palestine, linked by an economic union. This vote to partition Palestine gave the pioneers of the Zionist nation…

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The U.N. Security Council votes in favor of Resolution 242 on Nov. 22, 1967.

United Nations Adopts Resolution 242

November 22, 1967 In the wake of the June 1967 Six Day War, United Nations Security Council adopts Resolution 242. The Resolution became the context and framework for subsequent official Arab-Israeli negotiations. The central concept in the Resolution was an Israeli exchange of land won in the 1967 War – the Sinai Peninsula, the Golan…

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Egyptian President Anwar Sadat speaks to the Knesset about peace Nov. 20, 1977.

Sadat Addresses the Knesset

November 20, 1977 From the Center for Israel Education One day after arriving from Egypt for his historic visit to Jerusalem, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat addresses a specially arranged sitting of the Knesset. The Egyptian President spent his morning reciting prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and visiting the Holocaust Memorial at Yad Vashem.…

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El Al Archives photo A military DC-4 is repainted as the first El Al commercial aircraft to transport Chaim Weizmann from Geneva, where he had an eye operation, to Israel in September 1948.

El Al Is Founded

November 15, 1948 El Al, Israel’s national airline is officially founded and legally incorporated. On September 29, 1948, Chaim Weizmann was abroad in Geneva, where he had undergone an eye operation. Due to an embargo placed on Israel and other combatants in the 1948 War, Israel was not able to use a military plane to…

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RAV ALUF MOSHE DAYAN HOLDING PRESS CONFERENCE ON THE SINAI CAMPAIGN. SEATED, SGAN ALUF MOSHE PERLMAN.

Knesset Debates Israeli Withdrawal from Sinai

November 14, 1956 The Knesset debates Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion’s announcement that Israeli troops would withdraw from Sinai following the 1956 Suez War. A week earlier, Ben-Gurion announced on Israeli radio that that Israel would withdraw its troops from the Sinai following the 1956 Suez War. The brief war had been a collusively planned operation…

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Israeli Gen. Aharon Yariv arrives for the signing of the Kilometer 101 Six-Point Agreement on Nov. 11, 1973.

Kilometer 101 Six-Point Agreement Is Signed

November 11, 1973 After twelve days of negotiation at the end of the 1973 Yom Kippur (October War), Egyptian General Mohamed el-Gamasy and Israeli General Aharon Yariv completed the first direct negotiations between the two countries since Israel’s establishment in 1948. The Kilometer 101 Six-Point Agreement focused on the maintenance of a cease-fire between Israeli and…

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“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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Richard Bernstein running in the New York City Marathon.

‘Spirit Can Drive The Body’

How Jewish spirituality inspires Michigan’s blind Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein. Richard Bernstein is a human dynamo — both mentally and physically. And his Jewish spirituality plays a major motivational role. Despite being blind since birth, the 44-year-old lawyer was elected a Michigan Supreme Court justice four years ago and has traveled the world advocating…

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September 15, 2009 Judge Richard Goldstone, a South African Jew, who had previously served as the chief UN prosecutor in both Yugoslavia and Rwanda, presents his UN sponsored Report on the Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict. The report was highly critical of both Israel and Hamas in their respective actions during their confrontation the previous December/January. Supporters of Israel took particular offense at the Report’s findings and methodology.

Richard Goldstone Presents UN Report

Center for Israel Education September 15, 2009 Judge Richard Goldstone, a South African Jew, who had previously served as the chief UN prosecutor in both Yugoslavia and Rwanda, presents his UN sponsored Report on the Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict. The report was highly critical of both Israel and Hamas in their respective actions…

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