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November 29, 2020
The UN Partition Plan: Reflections on the Beginnings of the Jewish State
On November 29, 1947, the UN approved a recommendation to separate the British Mandate territory of Palestine into two states – one Jewish and one Arab – with the city of Jerusalem to be governed by a special international regime. UN General Assembly Resolution 181, also known as the Partition Plan for Palestine, was unsuccessful in creating two states, as the Arab world categorically rejected it and launched a war of annihilation against the Jewish state. On this important anniversary, join Ambassador Ron Prosor, Israel's legendary Permanent Representative to the UN from 2011 to 2015, to discuss how the Partition Plan set into motion the birth of the state of Israel — and what followed at the UN and beyond. He is a great speaker. Don’t miss it.
Sunday, November 29
11:00 a.m. ET, 10:00 a.m. CT
9:00 a.m. MT, 8:00 a.m. PT
The Forgotten Jewish Refugees: Three Personal Stories
On November 30, Jews around the world will remember the fate of more than 850,000 Jews who were driven out of Arab countries and Iran, beginning in the 1940s. The vast majority of Jews from Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey, Syria, and Yemen faced persecution and violence, fled their homes, and left the countries where they had lived for centuries, even millennia, solely because of their Jewish identity. They emigrated to Israel, as well as North and South America and Europe, where they’ve sought to preserve their rich heritage and unique history. Join AJC for three first-hand accounts of this tragic, inspiring, and little-known chapter of modern Jewish history.
Monday, November 30
12:00 p.m. ET, 11:00 a.m. CT
10:00 a.m. MT, 9:00 a.m. PT
Over the course of his career Alan Ronkin has led successful campaigns to defeat anti-Israel ballot initiatives, conducted tours of Israel for prominent non-Jewish leaders, and advocated on behalf of domestic urban concerns.