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  • Iran under military threat from ‘uncivilized Zionists,’ Ahmadinejad tells U.N.

    September 27, 2012 | 9:51 am

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told the U.N. General Assembly that his country is under military threat from "uncivilized Zionists."

    Ahmadinejad spoke to the assembly Wednesday at the United Nations in New York. The delegations from Israel, the United States and Canada...

  • N.Y. Post thwarted in gag gift delivery to Ahmadinejad

    September 24, 2012 | 1:59 pm

    The New York Post said it was rebuffed in its attempt to hand-deliver a basket with Jewish-themed gifts to the New York hotel room of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

    A Post reporter and photographer attempted to deliver the goods on Saturday night to the Warwick Hotel in...

  • For U.S., stopping Palestinian unilateral actions is a key goal at U.N. assembly

    September 24, 2012 | 9:20 am

    Halting Palestinian unilateral actions at the United Nations will be among the “broad priorities” of the U.S. government at the U.N. General Assembly meeting.

    “We will continue to oppose unilateral Palestinian actions in the U.N. on issues that can only be achieved through direct...

  • Argentinian Jewish leaders urge foreign minister to not meet Iranian counterpart

    September 21, 2012 | 10:00 am

    Argentinian Jewish leaders are strongly urging their country to reject Iran’s request for a meeting of their respective foreign ministers at the UN General Assembly next week.

    The Argentinian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday announced that Iran’s Ali Akbar Salehi had requested an...

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  • Presbyterians narrowly reject divestment

    July 6, 2012 | 9:00 am

    In a narrow vote, the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) rejected divestment from companies doing business with Israeli security forces in the West Bank.

    The 333-331 vote, with two abstentions, in Pittsburgh late Thursday was the closest that the boycott, divestment...

  • Palestinians to deliver Netanyahu ultimatum on talks

    April 16, 2012 | 4:48 pm

    The Palestinian Authority prime minister plans to use a rare meeting set for Tuesday with Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu to deliver a letter detailing Palestinian grievances on stalled peace talks.

    Although there was no official announcement of the encounter between Netanyahu and...

  • Netanyahu cancels GA appearance

    October 24, 2011 | 7:56 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled plans to address the Jewish federations’ annual General Assembly.

    “The Prime Minister hoped to go to the GA, but unfortunately he will have to be in Israel during that week,” the Jewish Federations of North America said in a...

  • Argentina lawmakers: Failure to walk out on Ahmadinejad spurs suspicions

    October 4, 2011 | 11:22 am

    Argentina reinforced the suspicion of a secret deal with Iran on two terrorist bombings when its U.N. mission failed to walk out on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s General Assembly address, five Argentinian lawmakers said.

    Given that “30 missions left the General Assembly in...

  • Iran’s Ahmadinejad attacks West, prompts walkout

    September 22, 2011 | 3:08 pm

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad attacked Western powers on Thursday for a catalog of misdeeds, but his address to the United Nations failed to mention Tehran’s disputed nuclear program.

    The U.S. delegation walked out when Ahmadinejad said “arrogant powers” threatened anyone...

  • Clock ticks on Palestinian U.N. plan

    September 22, 2011 | 2:54 pm

    Diplomats scrambled on Thursday to head off a clash over Palestinian plans to seek full U.N. recognition with little visible sign of progress and a deadline some 24 hours away.

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad briefly seized the spotlight at the United Nations General Assembly,...

  • Netanyahu, Lieberman praise Obama’s U.N. speech, but Palestinians pan it

    September 22, 2011 | 9:49 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked President Obama for his speech at the United Nations General Assembly, but the Palestinians criticized the address.

    Netanyahu met with Obama at the United Nations on Wednesday afternoon after the president’s speech and reportedly...

  • Obama to UN: Consider Israel’s security

    September 21, 2011 | 10:29 am

    President Obama appealed to the United Nations to recognize Israel’s security concerns in considering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    “We believe that any lasting peace must acknowledge the very real security concerns that Israel faces every single day,” Obama said in his...

  • Palestinians confident on UN vote, but veto looms

    September 20, 2011 | 10:53 am

    The Palestinian foreign minister said on Tuesday he was confident the U.N. Security Council would vote to recognize Palestinian statehood and urged the United States to reconsider its veto threat as efforts to resolve the impasse appeared deadlocked.

    As diplomats scrambled to...

  • Abbas sees big problems for Palestinians following statehood bid

    September 19, 2011 | 9:50 am

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in New York saying he expects his people will be in a “very difficult situation” following his United Nations statehood bid.

    Abbas arrived Monday morning hours after he reportedly refused a compromise proposal offered by the...

  • Obama, Netanyahu to meet at U.N. in New York

    September 18, 2011 | 1:14 pm

    President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are set to meet on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meeting.

    Netanyahu is scheduled to arrive Wednesday in New York for the General Assembly meeting. He told his Cabinet Sunday that he will meet with...

  • The Face of Israel

    By Rob Eshman

    June 29, 2011 | 11:51 am

    When the thousands of delegates, journalists and observers drive to the United Nations this September for the General Assembly, I’d like to suggest that on their way they swing by the intersection of 10th Avenue and 35th Street.

    I know it’s not exactly on the way. In fact,...

  • In the lions’ den: Federation women cap week in the Big Easy

    November 16, 2010 | 10:12 am

    Just down the road from where the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America had concluded a day earlier, more than a thousand of the federation system’s most generous women found a philanthropic sanctuary of their own.

    At the Hilton Hotel here, the International...

  • New Orleans’ Other Lesson

    By Rob Eshman

    November 10, 2010 | 10:53 am

    Except for one unfortunate metaphor, it was a brilliant idea to host the annual meetings of the Jewish Federations of North America in New Orleans.

    Here’s the metaphor: My cab driver from the airport told me how he will often pick up revelers in the French Quarter so drunk they...

  • Netanyahu at GA: Iran must face ‘credible military threat’

    November 8, 2010 | 2:18 pm

    Iran must face a “credible military threat” because sanctions have not deterred its nuclear weapons program, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

    Netanyahu, speaking Monday in New Orleans at the Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly, said Israel...

  • Federation’s GA offering big name but reaching out to young

    November 1, 2010 | 1:10 pm

    The Jewish federation system is set to kick off its annual General Assembly in New Orleans with an eye toward figuring out how to reach those not typically associated with Jewish federations.

    As always, the annual gathering for the network of 157 Jewish federations and 400...

  • Obama’s Big Jewish Speech

    By Rob Eshman

    October 23, 2009 | 1:33 pm

    The White House announced that President Barack Obama will attend the largest gathering of North American Jewish community leaders.

    Obama will address the 2009 General Assembly (GA) of the Jewish Federations of North America in Washington, D.C. on Monday morning, November 9.
     ...

  • Ahmadinejad spews same old hate at U.N.

    September 24, 2008 | 12:54 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA)—Iran’s president delivered a scathing attack on Zionists at the United Nations.

    In an address replete with classical anti-Semitic motifs, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday that Zionists are criminals and murderers, are “acquisitive” and “deceitful,” and dominate...

  • Thousands protest Ahmadinejad in New York—no Clinton, no Palin [VIDEO]

    By Ben Harris

    September 22, 2008 | 9:33 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA)—Thousands of protesters filled Dag Hammarskjold Plaza opposite the United Nations for a rally against Iran’s president, who came to town to address the General Assembly.

    “The message to him is please go home,” Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel said at Monday’s...

  • Jewish groups gear up for Ahmadinejad’s trip to N.Y.

    September 16, 2008 | 7:25 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA) -- With hundreds of world leaders, including Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, slated to come here next week for the annual opening of the U.N. General Assembly, Jewish groups will be campaigning both privately and publicly against the Iranian regime.

    The...

  • Text of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s speech at the 2006 UJC General Assembly

    November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Thank you for this opportunity; it is such a pleasure to be here with you all.

    Thank you Bobby for your kind words. I have followed your career throughout the years, including during this last period at UJC. I have always been impressed by your thoughtfulness, and the practical...

  • Teens, college students make their presence known

    By Jane Ulman

    November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "Welcome to Los Angeles."

    "Welcome to the GA."

    Erika Levy and Alie Kussin-Shoptaw, seniors at New Community Jewish High School in West Hills, easily spotted in their bright orange volunteer vests, stood by the escalators at the Los Angeles Convention Center, greeting arriving United...

  • GA taps into passion, will, power of the people

    By Julie G Fax

    November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Perhaps it was the civilian, Karnit Goldwasser, who said it most clearly: "There are so many powerful and important people gathered together here. Together, we must raise up our voices."

    Goldwasser's specific intent was to urge the thousands of Jewish leaders and a cadre of Israeli...

  • Size Matters

    By Rob Eshman

    November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Three thousand Jews from around the world will gather in Los Angeles this week for the 75th General Assembly of the United Jewish Communities.

    So, in typical Jewish fashion, let me ask a question:

    Why not 5,000?

    Why not 10,000?

    Why not 25,000?

    Think about it. The GA is...

  • Mel Gibson’s address to the General Assembly

    By Jonathan Kesselman

    November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Ladies, Gentlemen, and Jews:

    Welcome to beautiful Los Angeles! I write to you from the set of my new Ismar Schorsch biopic starring Danny Glover as Mordecai Kaplan and Jim Caviezel as Ismar Schorsch himself!

    Anyway, I would like to begin my address by once again sincerely...

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