American Jewish Committee Celebrates Anniversary of UN Vote to Create Israel

Nov 29, 2007, 00:00 ET from American Jewish Committee

    NEW YORK, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To celebrate the momentous
 UN General Assembly vote sixty years ago today that led to the creation of
 the State of Israel, the American Jewish Committee has a multimedia package
 that includes a short video, a national radio message and two publications.
 
 
 
     AJC's multimedia package launches the global advocacy organization's
 campaign to mark Israel's sixtieth birthday. The campaign begins this week,
 with the anniversary of the UN Partition Plan, adopted on November 29,
 1947, and continues through the 60th anniversary of Israel's declaration of
 independence in May 2008.
 
 
 
     A Dream Restored, the AJC video, available at www.ajc.org and on
 YouTube, features footage of the UN vote to adopt the Partition Plan, and
 comments by Ambassador Dan Gillerman, Israel's Ambassador to the UN; author
 Amos Oz, who reads excerpts from his book that capture the mood in
 Jerusalem sixty years ago; and AJC Executive Director David Harris.
 
 
 
     "While the Jews accepted the two-state plan, tragically, the Arabs
 didn't," says David Harris in his weekly AJC commentary on the CBS radio
 network. "Had the Arabs embraced the UN plan 60 years ago, there would have
 been two states -- one Israeli, the other Palestinian -- all this time."
 
 
 
     Two new AJC publications offer critical background and historical
 material. Looking Back, Looking Forward, retells in PowerPoint style the
 major events leading up to the UN vote and its aftermath. A Dream Restored:
 Reflections on the UN Partition Vote includes the writings of Amos Oz,
 David Ben-Gurion, Chaim Weizmann, Moshe Dayan and Abba Eban. Both
 publications are available at www.ajc.org.
 
 
 
     Additionally, AJC chapters across the U.S. are hosting diplomatic,
 ethnic and religious leaders from their communities at events dedicated to
 remembering the UN's historic role in fostering Israel's establishment.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SOURCE American Jewish Committee
    NEW YORK, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To celebrate the momentous
 UN General Assembly vote sixty years ago today that led to the creation of
 the State of Israel, the American Jewish Committee has a multimedia package
 that includes a short video, a national radio message and two publications.
 
 
 
     AJC's multimedia package launches the global advocacy organization's
 campaign to mark Israel's sixtieth birthday. The campaign begins this week,
 with the anniversary of the UN Partition Plan, adopted on November 29,
 1947, and continues through the 60th anniversary of Israel's declaration of
 independence in May 2008.
 
 
 
     A Dream Restored, the AJC video, available at www.ajc.org and on
 YouTube, features footage of the UN vote to adopt the Partition Plan, and
 comments by Ambassador Dan Gillerman, Israel's Ambassador to the UN; author
 Amos Oz, who reads excerpts from his book that capture the mood in
 Jerusalem sixty years ago; and AJC Executive Director David Harris.
 
 
 
     "While the Jews accepted the two-state plan, tragically, the Arabs
 didn't," says David Harris in his weekly AJC commentary on the CBS radio
 network. "Had the Arabs embraced the UN plan 60 years ago, there would have
 been two states -- one Israeli, the other Palestinian -- all this time."
 
 
 
     Two new AJC publications offer critical background and historical
 material. Looking Back, Looking Forward, retells in PowerPoint style the
 major events leading up to the UN vote and its aftermath. A Dream Restored:
 Reflections on the UN Partition Vote includes the writings of Amos Oz,
 David Ben-Gurion, Chaim Weizmann, Moshe Dayan and Abba Eban. Both
 publications are available at www.ajc.org.
 
 
 
     Additionally, AJC chapters across the U.S. are hosting diplomatic,
 ethnic and religious leaders from their communities at events dedicated to
 remembering the UN's historic role in fostering Israel's establishment.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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