For us Israelis who want a democratic homeland for the Jews, we have an important task. We need to nurture the pillars of Israel's civil society; its legal system; its higher education; its professional associations; its culture and its art.
For far too long, global health attention has focused on diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria and must go beyond them to far more common life-threatening diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, cancer and chronic lung disease.
Serbia settled for a watered-down UN resolution and agreed to a European Union-backed dialogue with Kosovo that gave some hope of unfreezing the conflict, although it was clear the wounds of the 2003 civil war were far from being healed.
The United States, which has been a world leader on protecting and enhancing political human rights, has always had a flawed position on "economic and social" rights, including the human right to water.
Our UN delegation is worried about the legal implications if access to water is defined as an inalienable right. Let's get the moral principle down on paper that water will not be denied to those who can't afford to pay.
In his speech to the UN General Assembly, President Obama provided the direction for a new approach to foreign affairs, calling for regional initiatives with multilateral participation. We have an idea for just such an initiative.
Since September 4th, six Brooklyn tourists have been detained in Antigua, where a trial that is hugely slanted against them continues with no end in sight, and without help from the Obama Administration.
Gabriele said that over time some prisoners would find ways to illustrate their stay. They would draw stars, birds, and trees to remind them of freedom. She said they could often smell the roses outside.
It won't surprise Ahmadinejad that the largest gathering of Iranians in exile in thirty years will be waiting for him here in New York City with green bandanas -- but the sight of rabbis next to them might.