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  • Federations and Israeli leaders converge on L.A.

    By Marc Ballon

    November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    The 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...

  • Noteworthy sessions and events at the G.A.

    November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    SUNDAY, 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.

    2:30 p.m.
    Opening Plenary: "One People, One Destiny, One Great Day in November"
    Greetings: L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa...

  • Collegians ‘Do the Write Thing’

    By Leni Reiss

    November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    College 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...

  • Students remind General Assembly they’ve got a lot to give, too

    By Julie G Fax

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In 1969, a group of college students staged a protest at the premiere gathering of the organized Jewish community, demanding more say and more attention to issues that mattered to them -- such as Soviet Jewry, Jewish identity and culture. They also wanted a younger voice to be...

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  • Groups hope new U.N. Secretary General will be fairer toward Israel than Kofi Annan

    By Ben Harris

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish officials are greeting the selection of Ban Ki-moon as the next U.N. secretary-general with cautious optimism, hopeful that the South Korean foreign minister will use the office to push for fairer treatment of Israel and more equitable application of international human rights...
  • Jewish emergency info card a hit with LAPD; Postcard and dog tag campaign seeks release of Israeli

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish emergency info card a hit With LAPD

    LAPD patrol officers in the San Fernando Valley are now packing a powerful resource small enough to fit into a breast pocket. The Jewish Federation/Valley Alliance has teamed up with Deputy Chief Michael Moore and LAPD chaplain Kenneth...

  • L.A. gets ready to be the center of Jewish universe

    By Julie G Fax

    October 19, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In 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...

  • World plays waiting game with Hamas

    By Ron Kampeas

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The call for a Palestinian national unity government has unified just about everyone except the Palestinians. After navigating sessions clouded over with vituperation and nuclear threat, leaders attending last week's U.N. General Assembly seized upon the faint prospect of Mahmoud...
  • Candidates for U.N. Secretary-General post consult with U.S. Jewish leaders;

    September 21, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Candidates 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...
  • Magen David Adom and the Case for Diplomacy

    By Hillel Neuer

    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...

  • Can Jewish Groups Get Back on Track?

    By Rachel Pomerance

    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...

  • Presbyterians Ignite Divestment Uproar

    By Gaby Wenig

    July 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Before the sermon at each of the three services at Bel Air Presbyterian Church last Sunday, the Rev. Mark Allan Brewer did something unusual -- he protested. Speaking in a clear, forceful voice, the reverend denounced the 216th annual General Assembly of the Presbyterian church's...

  • U.N. Failing in Conflict-Resolution Role

    By James D. Besser

    July 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    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...

  • Delegates at UJC Assembly Show Solidarity

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    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.

    A mission...

  • Managing the Bitter Debate Ahead

    By James D

    October 7, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Next 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...

  • Body Building

    November 19, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Some 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...

  • Palestinian Angst

    By Eric Silver

    May 1, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Despite 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...

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