Posts Tagged ‘United Nations’

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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The historic handshake between Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin on the Declaration of Principles

PLO And Israel Recognize Each Other’s Existence

Center for Israel Education September 9, 1993 After nine months of secret contacts mediated by Norwegian diplomats, the PLO and Israel recognize each others’ existence. In the agreement, the PLO agreed to renounce terror and Israel agreed to recognize the PLO as the sole representative of the Palestinian people. The documents were signed in Jerusalem…

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The photo shows Chaim Weizmann giving his testimony to UNSCOP on July 8, 1947

United Nations Special Committee On Palestine Holds Final Meeting

Center for Israel Education August 31, 1947 UNSCOP (United Nations Special Committee on Palestine) has final meeting. The United Nations had set up UNSCOP in April 1947. Its purpose, like previous commissions that visited Palestine, was to investigate underlying causes for communal unrest and to make political recommendations about next political steps. The UNSCOP committee…

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If you’re willing to tolerate some clover, organic lawncare might be a good choice.

A Healthy Lawn

Louis Finkelman Contributing Writer Some homeowners turn to organic lawncare to limit chemical and pesticide use. A professional turf care service advertises that it “provides complete turf care for homeowners interested in a beautiful lawn. We can maintain a healthy lawn for you year after year.” But what does “a healthy lawn” mean? The words…

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Letters – June 21, 2018

In Support Of Trump Regarding Dr. Greenstein’s June 7, “In Support of Trump” and Berl Falbaum’s “A Gut Punch” commentaries (page 8), I support Dr. Greenstein’s comments in every respect and support President Trump’s agenda, process for Making America Great Again, repairing the disastrous errors the previous administration created with decimating our defense establishment, the…

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Islamic Center of America in Dearborn

No Israeli Soldiers Allowed?

Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor Israelis may be singled out from U.S. program. The Islamic Center of America (ICA) in Dearborn is considering a ban on Israeli military officers from visiting the mosque. The decision comes after the mosque was criticized by its congregants for allowing an Israeli military officer to participate in a program of…

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A 9-year-old Rachel on April 21,1948, at what later became known as Gan Ha’atzmaut — Independence Park

A Moment In History For The State of Israel

[similar id=45408 type=all] It was the evening of the 29th of November 1947. I was then an 8-year-old child who was aware that something very important was about to happen. Only in the coming years did I realize the full significance of the event. Almost all the neighbors in the house on 97 Herzl St.,…

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Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)

Two Views On Withdrawal From Iran Nuclear Deal

There are two ways to view the president’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a six-party agreement of the five permanent U.N. Security Council powers and Iran, on preventing Iran’s development of nuclear weapons for at least 10 years.  The agreement itself was termed “interim” when negotiated in…

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Barack Obama

Decision ‘Misguided’ – JCPOA

There are few issues more important to the security of the United States than the potential spread of nuclear weapons, or the potential for even more destructive war in the Middle East. That’s why the United States negotiated the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in the first place. The reality is clear. The JCPOA…

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Trump’s Iran Deal Withdrawal: It Should Never Have Come To This

One line in U.S. President Donald Trump’s withering dissection of the 2015 P5+1 negotiators’ inadequate and now tottering agreement with Iran is worth particular attention. “A constructive deal could easily have been struck at the time, but it wasn’t,” said the president, announcing the U.S. withdrawal from the accord on May 8. The Obama administration,…

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