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By Lutomia Chilungu
Chanukah, also called "Festival of Lights" is an 8-day Jewish holiday that begins on the 25th day of Kilev. Historically, this time period of dedication is celebrated with the hope of keeping Judaism alive. Historically it began because of a battle that occurred in the 2nd century. At that time Jews were being forced by the Greek king Antiochus IV to assimilate and adopt Syrian/Greek practices. Continue to read.
A few weeks back there was a lot of attention from the media regarding the Palestinians request to be part of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). This sparked controversy since some of the world Super powers such as the US and France criticized the Palestinian attempt to overstep the natural assimilation of Palestine into the political arena in the United Nations. Although Palestine was asked to step down from requesting membership, it submitted it’s formal request on September 23rd of this year. The organization’s member state’s had a chance to vote on the Palestinian membership and was approved by a majority. The US responded by withdrawing membership fees. Continue to read this article.
Dr. Hodane Isse accompanied by Dr. Enid Bloch went to Washington to thank the Turkish Ambassador to the US, Namik Tan and his wife Fügen Tan for all the help that the Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan,his family and government members have given to Somalia. Recep Tayyip Erdoğantraveled to Mogadishu with his family and important members of his government, at the height of the famine, and despite all the danger, to offer help. The Somali community in the US have been very grateful and showed their appreciation by hosting a dinner. Several hundred people, Somali-Americans and Turkish-Americans, attended the dinner, in Alexandria, Virginia.
Photo by Enid Bloch. All Rights Reserved.
From the left is Dr. Hodane Isse (Wife of Prime Minister of Somalia) Turkish Ambassador's wife, Fügen Tan then the Turkish Ambassador Namik Tan.
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