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Israel at the UN.

Dec 03, 2014

Before I became Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, I was Israel’s ambassador to the Court of St. James.  Shortly before leaving the UK, I made a promise – I promised to bring the story of the Jewish refugees to light in the United Nations. You see, the history of the Jewish refugees is closely tied to this institution.  In 1947, the General Assembly adopted resolution 181, more commonly known as the partition plan, which provided for the establishment of a “Jewish State” and an “Arab State.” 

Nov 13, 2014

Michelangelo once said: “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.”  Where other people saw a cold, hard slab of rock, Michelangelo saw an angel trapped in stone. This is the essence of entrepreneurship – the ability to see beyond how things are to how things could be and should be.

Sep 08, 2014

We must never lose sight of the fact that every human being is an individual - a person with feelings, thoughts, ideas and dreams. As the renowned Israeli poet Zelda Mishkovsky wrote, “Unto every person there is a name given to him by God and given to him by his parents.”

Jun 26, 2013

Israel’s President Shimon Peres, who just celebrated his 90th birthday, proves that you can remain engaged at any age. He is fond of saying, “The Jews’ greatest contribution to history is dissatisfaction. We’re a nation born to be discontented. Whatever exists we believe can be changed for the better.”

Dec 02, 2013

An old African proverb teaches that “knowledge is like a garden: if it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested.” Today’s resolution is about improving the lives and livelihoods of millions of people across the developing world. Agriculture is about more than simply producing food, fibers and fuels; it’s about helping communities flourish. In fact, agriculture is one of the most profitable commercial sectors.

From the NASDAQ to the Nikkei, investors have their eyes on the stock exchange, but their ears to the ground.

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