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4 results for 'Daniel Smajovits'

All it takes is one: Africa Is Real

By Daniel Smajovits, published on Feb 9, 2007

Apathy. Lack of concern. Indifference. These three words are synonyms for the common trait shared by most university students, however, for 20 year old Michael Roskies, he has always been taught otherwise, and as a result, his actions have sent shockwaves through Montreal's academic community. Roskies, a second year Biology student at McGill University is the Founder and President of Africa Is Real (AIR), an organization that has quickly garnered a following throughout Canada and some of the United States. "I've always had this feeling, this urge to do something,"  said Roskies.  "As I... (more)

Tags: new york, judaism, religion, israel, africa is real

Young Zionsists come together for the future

By Daniel Smajovits, published on Feb 1, 2007

Close to 100 students from campuses across the United States and Canada came together in Miami, Florida last weekend to take part in the Young Zionist Leadership conference. The annual conference sponsored by the United Student Division/Hagshama Department, a branch of the World Zionist Organization carried the theme of "Zionism: Make Your Move" and featured programs and speakers which were geared to enhance student's connection to Israel, as well as bring their newly learned tools back to their various institutions. Sessions such as: Advancing to the new frontier of Israel on campus, Unleashing... (more)

Tags: miami, israel, young zionists, peace in the middle east

Speed Skating, eh? Klassen deserves to top Twins' Morneau, and Suns' Nash for Canadian athlete of the year

By Daniel Smajovits, published on Jan 7, 2007

2006 saw Canadian athletes achieve unprecedented feats in a variety of sports, however, only Speed-Skating's Cindy Klassen, Baseball's Justin Morneau, and Basketball's Steve Nash deserve consideration to be considered Canada's best, and after further analysis, Cindy Klassen triumphs over her competition to skate away with the honor. Cindy Klassen made her pitch for the award on the world's grandest stage. She was not flashy and did not garner much attention outside Canadian media outlets, and in just over two weeks, her efforts were all but forgotten. Yet, her dominance in Turin, Italy was... (more)

Tags: speed skating, cindy klassen

For Prime Minister Olmert and Likud leader Netanyahu, Iran must take center stage

By Daniel Smajovits, published on Dec 2, 2006

For the 5,000 plus attendees gathered in Los Angeles, California this past week for the United Jewish Communities General Assembly, it was that one quote, repeated numerous times by Former Israeli Prime Minister, and Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu which shook the foundations of the L.A. Convention Center. Keeping in line with the overall theme of the conference,"One People, One Destiny," Netanyahu warned the audience gathered from all over North America and the world that if Iran is not taken seriously, the destruction of Israel is only the first step in the plan of Iran's Militant... (more)

Tags: israel, iran, netanyahu, nuclear weapons in iran, olmert

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