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Dr. Clarence Jones’ Speech Upon being Awarded by The State of Israel with Martin Luther King, Jr. Award

Dr. Clarence B. Jones, delivers remarks after accepting the 23rd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Award from the Consulate General of Israel in New York, the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York and the Jewish National Fund, at the Convent Avenue Baptist Church of Harlem.Dr. Clarence B. Jones, delivers remarks after accepting the 23rd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Award from the Consulate General of Israel in New York, the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York and the Jewish National Fund, at the Convent Avenue Baptist Church of Harlem.

I accept this award in the name of several members of the New York Jewish community who actively supported and worked on our behalf during critical years of our Civil Rights Movement. I would be remiss if I did not cite the work and support of persons like:

Stanley Levison, David Livingston, Adele Kantor, Leon Foner, Rabbi Joachim Prinz, Justine Polier, Harry Wachtel, David and Jonathan Lubell (my former law partners), Henry Schwarzschild, Arthur Kinoy Morton Stavis, Bernard Fischman, Martin "Mickey" Horowitz, Robert Nemiroff, Bella Abzug, Peter and Coral Weiss, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, leaders of the ILGWU, the United Electrical Workers Union, and the lawyer, Betty Olenick.
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Will Jews Exist? Iran, Assimilation & the Threat to Israel & Jewish Survival

From left: Yeshiva University President, Bret Stephens, Wall Street Journal columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner, Richard Joel, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, and Jewish philanthropist, Sheldon Adelson,  Offered Solutions to Challenges of Jewish Survival. Photo: Omar FloresFrom left: Yeshiva University President, Bret Stephens, Wall Street Journal columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner, Richard Joel, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, and Jewish philanthropist, Sheldon Adelson, Offered Solutions to Challenges of Jewish Survival. Photo: Omar Flores

A provocative panel discussion presented by This World: The Jewish Values Network and hosted at Yeshiva University Tuesday evening titled “Will Jews Exist?” addressed the existential threats facing Israel and American Jewry today including disappearance due to an increase in intermarriage and assimilation, and threats to the state of Israel from countries such as Iran.

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Jewish Organization Urges Federation to Stop Funding Anti-Israel Productions by Theater J

Germany first refused to pay compensation (the Hebrew term used in Israel is Shilumim) to Israel in the post-World War II period. Later, Germany gave in and paid Shilumim to Israel because of the Holocaust. The shilumin in the 1950's, contributed to the building of Israel, a weak poor country. There were many countries that helped the Nazis to murder and gas Jews which never paid any Shilumim.

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Are Sydney University Professors Racists?

Tel Aviv-based group threatens Australian professors over Israel boycott.
A Tel Aviv-based civil rights group warned Australian supporters of a proposed boycott against Israel on Thursday that their activities were racist, and in violation of Australian Federal anti-discrimination laws.

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Should Italy Pay Compensation
(Shilumim) to Israel?

Germany first refused to pay compensation (the Hebrew term used in Israel is Shilumim) to Israel in the post-World War II period. Later, Germany gave in and paid Shilumim to Israel because of the Holocaust. The shilumin in the 1950's, contributed to the building of Israel, a weak poor country. There were many countries that helped the Nazis to murder and gas Jews which never paid any Shilumim.


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A History Lesson from 1010 B.C.E. to Now.

On September 27, 2012, Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu of Israel delivered a speech to the United Nations. That speech is well worth reading, if someone is interested in world events and, in particular, a discussion of why it is a matter of life and death whether Iran is able to develop nuclear bombs. For Israel, it is an existential matter, since Iran's leaders have regularly threatened to destroy Israel. The president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has on a number of occasions denied there is any connection between the Jewish people and the land he refers to as Palestine. And he is a Holocaust denier as well.


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Reflections on Rosh Hashanah 5773

The start of a New Year always offers an opportunity to reflect on the events of the past year and to contemplate what lies ahead for the Jewish people and the state of Israel. It has been a year of momentous change both at home and abroad. While the news has not always been good, we are hopeful that the challenges we face are not insurmountable, and that we can work together to overcome them.


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Give Iran the Bomb? A Very, Very Bad Idea

Worried about a nuclear Iran? Do you think such a development would not only threaten Israel's very existence but would intimidate the Arab countries of the Gulf, put the radical Islamist regime in position to threaten the West, and lead to unmanageable nuclear proliferation?
Have no fear. Along comes Kenneth N. Waltz, the highly respected professor of international relations at Columbia University, who argues in a feature-length article in the July/August issue of Foreign Affairs magazine that not only is there nothing to worry about, but in fact, "Iran Should Get the Bomb."


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The Protocols of the Elders of Zion: The Lie That Wouldn't Die

The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the Bible of the Anti-Semites, brainwashed the minds of the masses in many countries. "It was the background and the linkage of the Holocaust," remarked the famous distinguished lawyer, judge, and justice of the Israeli Supreme Court, Hadassah Ben-Itto. She dedicated her public life to defend the Jews and Israel against their enemies. She fought everywhere and in the UN for the image of Israel as a liberal-democratic state.

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Ending the Palestinian "Right of Return" to Israel

Between 1967 and 1993, just a few hundred Palestinians from the West Bank or Gaza won the right to live in Israel by marrying Israeli Arabs (who constitute nearly one-fifth of Israel's population) and acquiring Israeli citizenship. Then the Oslo Accords offered a little-noted family-reunification provision that turned this trickle into a river: 137,000 residents of the Palestinian Authority (PA) moved to Israel in 1994-2002, some of them engaged in either sham or polygamous marriages.

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Delegitimizing the Delegitimizers

The only way to defeat those who deny our rights to our homeland, our nationhood and our history in our own land is to expose their corruption, and their hateful intentions towards the Jewish people.

You have to hand it to the Palestinians.

They decided to abandon the peace process and seek international recognition of the “State of Palestine” – a state in a de facto state of war with Israel. And they are pursuing their goal relentlessly.
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Mayor Bloomberg Hosts Annual Ramadan Iftar Dinner at Gracie Mansion

The following are Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s remarks as delivered.

"Well, good evening, and Ramadan Kareem, and I want to welcome everyone to our annual Ramadan Iftar at Gracie Mansion.

"We call this ‘The People’s House,’ because it belongs to all 8.4 million New Yorkers who call this city home. And people of every race and religion, every background and belief. And we celebrate that diversity here in this house with gatherings like this one.
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Mamilla Chutzpah

Last week, the Jerusalem Post ran a front page story on the decision of the Supreme Muslim Council, in 1945, to turn the Mamilla Cemetery into a business center. The reason the Post gave it such prominence is because it belies the sheer hypocrisy of Palestinian groups and a few of their Israeli supporters and NGOs who, for four years, have criticized the Simon Wiesenthal Center for building a Museum of Tolerance on what was once the City’s municipal car park. The article appeared in the Palestine Post on page 2 on November 22, 1945, when Jerusalem was still under British Mandate and before Israel came into being.
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God DAMN America!

Once upon a time there was an America that wasn’t embarrassed to be like a Gary Cooper or Joel McCrae character: big and straight-talking; at times a little rough around the edges but so quick to smile you felt like the sun was coming out after a rainstorm.   It was a loyal America that cherished not only ideals as vast as liberty, justice, equality under the law, and victory over Evil, but also things as basic as a summer afternoon’s baseball game -- or any game -- where the playing field was level.
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