70 Year Anniversary of Raoul Wallenberg’s Arrival in Budapest

By: Nora Gutekanst Photo -video credit, Dov\Shmuel Lenchevsky July 9th marked the 70 year anniversary to the day of Raoul Wallenberg's arrival in Budapest in 1944 to begin a rescue mission that would result in his saving 100,000 Jewish lives. It was exactly on
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Condolences Regarding the Metro Accident in Moscow

As delivered by Ambassador Daniel B. Baer to the Permanent Council I just wanted to offer the condolences of the United States of America to the people of the Russian Federation who were hurt -- or worse -- in a metro crash in Moscow this morning. I understand that (more...)

Stack Praises Passage of Holocaust Education Bill

State Sen. Mike Stack praised Senate passage of a bill that will ensure that future generations of Pennsylvanians will understand the causes and effects of genocides and other crimes against humanity, including the Holocaust. “Despite the awful and overwhelming historical evidence, there are still fringe elements who want to downplay or (more...)

Celebrate The Historic Black-Jewish Alliance

As the Nation marks the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Freedom Summer, the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding - national address for Black-Jewish relations- FFEU will mark the date when three civil rights activists, one African-American and two Jewish-Americans: James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner; were brutally kidnapped and murdered. We (more...)

Obama at Omaha Beach on 70th Anniversary of D-Day

PRESIDENT OBAMA: President Hollande; to the people of France; friends; the family; our veterans: If prayer were made of sound, the skies over England that night would have deafened the world. Captains paced their decks. Pilots tapped their gauges. Commanders pored over maps, fully aware that for all the months of (more...)

Victory Day Is Russia’s Most Important Secular Holiday

" Russia has celebrated the 69th anniversary of Victory over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War (WWII) with a traditional May 9 military parade on Moscow’s Red Square, which featured 11,000 troops, 149 military vehicles and 69 warplanes," RT reports. " The original Victory Banner is (more...)

Media Support Outside of Russia

The U.S. Embassy is disturbed by the latest Russian effort to decrease space for independent and free media in this country. On Friday, media network Voice of America’s parent organization, the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), announced that Russian authorities have decided to cut off the only remaining radio transmissions (more...)

Crimea Crisis Triggers Flood of Women from Eastern Europe

The world’s largest Sugar Daddy dating site recently saw numbers double of women from Eastern Europe joining the site, likely triggered by the crisis in Crimea. During the month of March, SugarDaddyForMe.com, the world’s largest Sugar Daddy dating website, has seen a large increase in women from (more...)

League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters was founded in 1920, the year U.S. women won the right to vote. Created to teach this new bloc of voters how to vote, the league now fosters public interest in voting and enhances access to the voting booth. Above, a woman (more...)

Human Rights Depend on Courageous Individuals, Kerry Says

By Jane Morse Staff Writer “Some of the greatest accomplishments in expanding the cause of human rights have come not because of legislative decree or judicial fiat, but they came through the awesomely courageous acts of individuals,” says Secretary of State John Kerry. In comments made February 27 upon the (more...)

U.S. Teenagers Volunteer in Their Communities

Alexis de Tocqueville observed in 1831 that he had seen “Americans make a great deal of real sacrifices to the public welfare; and have noticed a hundred instances in which they hardly ever failed to lend a faithful support to one another.” That statement is as true today (more...)

Social Media Seen as Powerful Force for Foreign Policy Messages

By Sonya Weakley Staff Writer In a round-table discussion February 18, representatives from the U.S. Department of State shared their opinions on using social media to promote U.S. foreign policy objectives on a personal level. The discussion was part of a Social Media Week conference in New York City. The (more...)

Presidents Day: Honoring U.S. Presidents Washington and Lincoln

Washington’s Birthday is a U.S. federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Increasingly, the holiday has become an occasion to celebrate the birthdays of both President George Washington and President Abraham Lincoln. (more...)

Obama on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Each year on this day the world comes together to commemorate a barbaric crime unique in human history. We recall six million Jews and millions of other innocent victims who were murdered in Nazi death camps. We mourn lives cut short and communities torn apart. Yet even on (more...)

Peace Corps Brings Bookmobile to Isolated Georgian Communities

Peace Corps volunteer Kristen Moses of North Potomac, Maryland, recently joined U.S. Ambassador to Georgia Richard Norland and local community members to celebrate the launch of the country’s first bookmobile, a traveling bus that brings educational programming and resources to underserved communities. In collaboration with a local (more...)