Today is the 6th day of the month of Kislev. On this day in 1975 United Nations Resolution 3379 passed the General Assembly by a vote of 72 for, 35 against, and 32 abstentions. The resolution stated that zionism is a form of racism. The votes in favor were mainly the Soviet Bloc and the Arab/Muslim Nations.
Then Israeli Ambassador to the UN Chaim Herzog made an impassioned speech that ended with the words, “For us, the Jewish people, this resolution based on hatred, falsehood and arrogance, is devoid of any moral or legal value. For us, the Jewish people, this is no more than a piece of paper and we shall treat it as such.” The Us Ambassador to the UN Daniel Patrick Moynihan delivered a speech against the resolution, including the famous line, "[The United States] does not acknowledge, it will not abide by, it will never acquiesce in this infamous act ... A great evil has been loosed upon the world." The position was revoked in 1991 with UN General Assembly Resolution 46/86. This was a prerequisite to the Madrid Peace Conference insisted upon by Israel. US President George HW Bush pushed through the revoke.
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Despite its humble appearance, The Amsterdam Jewish Historical Museum’s Nieuwenhuys menorah is worth more than many of the city’s houses. It can hide in plain sight because its worth owes “more to its story than to its physical characteristics.” Made in 1751 for an unidentified Jewish patron, the menorah’s story encapsulates the checkered history of Dutch Jewry. And it is tied to the country’s royal family, as well as a Jewish war hero who gave his life for his country. via @jtanews (📷: the Amsterdam Jewish Historical Museum) #hanukkah#judaica#history#holland
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