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Hadassah Welcomes New Director General
FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE: NOVEMBER 2011
Hadassah Medical Organization, the pioneering health care provider for the State of Israel, welcomes Professor Ehud S. Kokia as its Director General. 
Date: 11/8/2011


Hadassah Joins HERvotes Coalition
Tomorrow is Election Day and the official start of the 2012 election season. Hadassah—a longtime supporter voter engagement initiatives—is proud to announce its membership in HERvotes, a coalition of women’s organizations mobilizing civic engagement around women’s Health and Economic Rights (HER) for the 2012 election season. Date: 11/7/2011


History Comes Alive Before Our Eyes: Henrietta Szold, 1946 Film
Henrietta Szold, a film produced by Hadassah in 1946, underwent preservation and digitization in 2011, thanks to a grant from the Women's Film Preservation Fund of New York Women in Film & TV, and a donation from Hadassah’s YEAR outgoing presidents. Date: 11/7/2011


New Director General Takes Helm Of Hadassah Medical Organization In Israel
NEW YORK – Hadassah Medical Organization, the pioneering health care provider for the State of Israel, today welcomed Professor Ehud S. Kokia as its Director General. Date: 11/1/2011


Hadassah Mourns Marla Gilson, 60, Jewish Lobbyist, Democratic Party Activist
Marla Gilson, the veteran Washington lobbyist for Jewish causes, who fought tirelessly for stem cell research and other potentially life-saving measures, succumbed herself Saturday to an acute form of leukemia. Date: 10/31/2011


HMO Update - Monday 10/31/2011
Seeking to further their knowledge of Israeli emergency preparedness measures, a delegation of high-ranking Law Enforcement officials from northeastern United States recently visited the Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem. Date: 10/31/2011


UNESCO Approves Palestinian Membership
Today, in a vote of 107-14 (with 52 abstentions), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization General Conference approved the Palestinian membership application. The United States, Israel, Canada and Germany were among those who opposed the measure. Notable votes in favor included Brazil, Russia, China, India, South Africa and France. The United Kingdom abstained. Date: 10/31/2011


Urge HHS to Protect Women's Healthcare Access
Over the last several weeks, American's have seen a continuous onslaught of attacks against women's reproductive rights. State legislatures across the country are seeking to declare a fertilized egg a person, the House of Representatives passed legislation denying women life saving medical care, and Congress is once again threatening funding for family planning services. Date: 10/26/2011


Update: Palestinian UNESCO Membership
Next Monday, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is expected to approve the Palestinian’s application for membership. State Department lawyers have reviewed existing American legislation and see no way around the laws, which would necessitate an automatic cutoff of U.S. funding to UNESCO should the Palestinians gain membership. U.S. dues and contributions to UNESCO make up 22 percent of the organization's budget. Date: 10/25/2011


A “Mosaic of Peace” at HMO
A 41-year-old Palestinian from Bethlehem received the kidney of a 38-year-old Israeli who died from a stroke at Hadassah. Date: 10/24/2011


Hadassah Welcomes Home Gilad Shalit!
Today, Hadassah's Members, Associates and supporters join the worldwide Jewish community in celebrating Gilad Shalit's homecoming. Date: 10/18/2011


Welcome Home Gilad Shalit
Today, Hadassah’s Members, Associates and supporters join the worldwide Jewish community in celebrating Gilad Shalit’s homecoming. Date: 10/18/2011


Netanyahu Announces Deal to Free Gilad Shalit
Israel and Hamas reportedly have arrived at a prisoner exchange agreement that would free Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Date: 10/11/2011


Jonathan Pollard Petition
Since 1987—when Jonathan Pollard was convicted of spying for Israel and sentenced to life in prison—the Jewish community and political leaders from across the spectrum have urged administration officials to release Pollard. In January of 2011, Benjamin Netanyahu was the first Israeli Prime Minister to formally issue a statement urging the US to grant Pollard clemency. Date: 10/10/2011


A Zionist Agenda for the Twenty First Century
We stand here today on the Eve of the High Holidays, the season of tshuva. That word is often translated as repentance, but it really means return, to the truth, to our values, to the source of our strength as our people. Date: 10/3/2011


Rosh Hashana Recipes
From: The Hadassah Everyday Cookbook: Daily Meals for the Contemporary Jewish Kitchen
Rosh Hashana is just around the corner, and if you’re looking for inspired recipe ideas to share with your members, look no further than our new Hadassah Everyday Cookbook. Author Leah Koenig describes her Apple Walnut Muffins as “reminiscent of a Rosh Hashana apple cake,” and her Slow Cooker Applesauce solves the problem of what to do with the bounty of fruit you come home with after apple picking. Date: 9/26/2011


The Hadassah Everyday Cookbook
Daily Meals for the Contemporary Jewish Kitchen
"How lucky Hadassah is to have Leah Koenig, one of the rising stars in a new generation of Jewish food writers, compose this latest Hadassah cookbook…. The recipes Leah showcases in this cookbook are simple, delicious, good for us and attuned to our times." —Joan Nathan, from the Foreword Date: 9/26/2011


UDI Recap & Update
Last week, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas submitted an application for full membership at the United Nations, followed by Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's addresses to the United Nations General Assembly. Date: 9/26/2011


Hadassah New England to Dedicate New Unified Headquarters
National President Marcie Natan to Officiate
Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, is proud to announce that its New England chapters and regions have united under a single roof to form a brand new entity, Hadassah New England. Date: 9/21/2011


Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery Address to the United Nations General Assembly
New York City - September 21, 2011
One year ago, I stood at this podium and called for an independent Palestine. I believed then – and I believe now – that the Palestinian people deserve a state of their own. But what I also said is that genuine peace can only be realized between Israelis and Palestinians themselves. One year later, despite extensive efforts by America and others, the parties have not bridged their differences. Faced with this stalemate, I put forward a new basis for negotiations in May. That basis is clear, and well known to all of us here. Israelis must know that any agreement provides assurances for their security. Palestinians deserve to know the territorial basis of their state. Date: 9/21/2011


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