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Tag: General Assembly
November 16, 2006 | 7:00 pmPerhaps 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."
November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm
November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pmLadies, 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...
November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pmThe 75th annual General Assembly (GA) of United Jewish Communities, which begins Sunday and continues through Wednesday, will feature prime ministers, award-winning journalists and celebrated academics, among the nearly 4,000 Jewish leaders expected to attend.
But the event's biggest...
November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pmSUNDAY, NOV. 12
10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Tour of the Skirball Cultural Center
Note: Tour leaves from Westin Bonaventure and returns to the L.A. Convention Center.
Opening Plenary: "One People, One Destiny, One Great Day in November"
Greetings: L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa...
November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pmCollege students are not only attending the General Assembly, they are covering it as well.
This will be the 17th year that a select group of Jewish collegians, as members of the Do the Write Thing team, will have its own prestigious place in the General Assembly.
For this 40-member...
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October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pmIn just three weeks, more than 3,000 leaders of the international Jewish community, including the prime minister of Israel, are coming to Los Angeles.
What, you hadn't heard?
This season's best-kept secret among L.A. Jews seems to be that the 75th annual General Assembly (GA) of...
September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm
September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pmCandidates for U.N. Secretary-General Post Consult With U.S. Jewish Leaders
As the U.N. General Assembly opens, diplomats vying to be the world's top peacekeeper are taking time to consult with American Jewish leaders. At least three of the favored candidates to replace Kofi...
June 29, 2006 | 8:00 pm
GENEVA -- After 75 years, humanitarianism prevailed over rejectionism. Last Thursday, in the early morning hours, delegates to the 29th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, assembled in Geneva from 192 states and 183 relief societies, voted by...
July 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm
A Jewish conference focused on a looming crisis might strike some as more of the same.
But a wave of recent gatherings has tackled the existential questions facing world Jewry, and many are aimed at or driven by new actors.
The slew of new forums focusing on the future of the Jewish...
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In Indiana in the 1960s, billboards proclaimed a central message of the John Birch Society: "U.S. Out of the U.N."
The United Nations, the right-wing crusaders believed, was part of a communist plot to undermine our sovereignty. Soon, Americans would be slaves to the puppet masters...
November 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm
Waving Israeli, American and Canadian flags and hoisting signs naming their hometowns, thousands of delegates at the Jewish federation system's General Assembly (GA) wound their way through the back alleys, markets and main streets of Jerusalem, vowing to stand by Israel.
October 7, 1999 | 8:00 pmNext month, Prime Minister Ehud Barak will travel to Atlanta for the General Assembly of the United Jewish Communities, the central philanthropic and service organization in the American Jewish world.
Israeli officials say that one goal will be to renew his appeal for Jewish unity as...
November 19, 1998 | 7:00 pmSome 3,000 delegates from Jewish welfare federations across North America convened in Jerusalem on Nov. 16 for the yearly General Assembly of their roof body, the Council of Jewish Federations. It's the first assembly held in Israel in the council's 66-year history.
It couldn't have...
May 1, 1997 | 8:00 pmDespite its propaganda success in the United Nations General Assembly, where 134 countries last weekend denounced Israeli construction on the disputed Har Homa site in East Jerusalem, the Palestinian Authority is in despair over the stagnant peace process.
Despite the fact that the...