Chaim Herzog 1918-1997
Chaim Herzog was born in Belfast,
today's Northern Ireland.
From 1983 to 1993, he served two terms
as Israel's sixth president.
During this time, Israel's prime
ministers were as follows
1983 – 1984
1984 – 1986
1986 – 1992
(with Shimon Peres 1986 to 1990)
1992 – 1995
Chaim Herzog was a Zionist, meaning he
was a supporter of Zionism, which is according to dictionary,
a movement among modern Jews having
for its object the assured settlement of their race upon a
national basis in Palestine; after 1948, concerned chiefly with
the development of the State of Israel.
By the way, Zion is the name of
one of the hills located south of today's city of Jerusalem. Back in
the 10th century BC, ancient King David decided this hill to be the
right spot for his capital, took it from the Jebusites, built the
City of David, and moved his office desks from Hebron to Zion, which
became the name of the city of Jerusalem.
On May 14, 1948, the modern state of
Israel issued its declaration of independence.
On their quest to eliminate all forms of
racial discrimination, the U.N. General Assembly held its 30th
session on November 10, 1975, and adopted the resolution number
3379, in which it was determined,
that zionism is a form of racism and
Big stir. Jordan, Lebanon, and the Arab
nations were in agreement, the German Democratic Republic (East
Germany) and the USSR also voted for it, the German Federal Republic
of Germany (West Germany) and the US voted against it.
Later the same day, November 10, 1975,
Chaim Herzog, Israel's ambassador to the United Nations at the time,
gave his reaction
Speech on the Anti-Zionist Resolution. After his
"this is no more than a piece of
paper, and we shall treat it as such."
and still on the podium, Herzog tore up
the paper on which the draft resolution was written.
It took a while, but at their 74th
plenary meeting on December 16, 1991, the United Nations General
Assembly came up with the resolution 46 86, in which it was decided,
to revoke the determination
contained in its resolution 3379 of November 10, 1975.