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Middle EastPresident Obama at the General Assembly: Sobriety, Continuity, and Renewal
In his speech to the UN General Assembly on September 24, 2014, President Obama devoted considerable attention to two issues high on the international agenda: the fight against Islamic terrorist organizations, and in particular, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, which the President termed “Russian aggression in Europe.” Another topic the President addressed was the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but unlike in the past – particularly in his speeches of 2010 and 2011 – this was not a central focus of his remarks. On the face of it, these are all separate issues. However, it is possible to forge a connection between them and draw conclusions about issues with ramifications for the Middle East in general and for Israel in particular.Polish Catholic Auschwitz survivor Michael Preisler dead in New York
By Frank Milewski
Richmond Hill, N.Y. .. “Nowhere else is Holocaust history as distorted and as misrepresented as it is about Poland.” These are the words of Michael Preisler, a Polish Catholic survivor of Auschwitz who came to the United States after World War II and devoted himself to correcting those distortions and misrepresentations.More on the Middle East