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Sunday, July 1 • 9:30am - 10:40am
Israel and the UN – It’s Complicated

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The United Nations (UN) played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Jewish State by passing in 1947 the partition plan of British Mandate Palestine into two states, one Jewish and one Arab.  Ever since, Israel and the UN have long-lasting relations, and cooperation on many topics.
At the same time, the international body has a continuing history of a one-sided, hostile approach to Israel, specifically at the General Assembly and in some of its bodies, such as The Human Rights Council and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).  Ravit Baer will address this complex situation and the Israeli perspective on it.

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Ravit Baer

Ravit Baer assumed the role of Deputy Consul General in August, 2015 after serving for five years at the Department for Multilateral European Organization at the Europe Division.  In that position, she was responsible for coordinating Israel’s cooperation with the European Union... Read More →

Sunday July 1, 2018 9:30am - 10:40am PDT
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