Posts Tagged ‘United Nations’

British Colonial Secretary Arthur Creech Jones (left) speaks with Moshe Sharett, the Jewish Agency’s representative to the United Nations, in March 1948.. The man on the left is a slightly larger man wearing a suit and glasses seen in profile with his hand outstretched to shake the man on the right, who is a man of slightly above average build with a mustache.

Creech Jones Announces End of Mandate

December 11, 1947 From the Center for Israel Education After the failure of 1937’s Peel Commission report for partition and the impossibility of a unitary state, the British, powerless under the terms of the Mandate to impose a solution to the situation in Palestine, turned to the United Nations in early 1947.  On November 29,…

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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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Dome of the Rock in Israel

Commentary: The New Israel Fund Does NOT Support Israel

Israel has many enemies: Iran, with its nuclear program and geographic expansion plans designed to wipe Israel off the map; Palestinian terrorism; the United Nations with its incessant anti-Israel bias; and the anti-Semitic BDS movement that wages war on Israel’s economy. These are some of the more obvious enemies of the State of Israel, but…

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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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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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