Severyn Ashkenazy was born in Poland in 1936. He emigrated to the United States in 1957, where he attended UCLA Graduate School studying literature and advancing to the PhD candidacy. He founded and is past chairman of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Among his numerous charitable works, he founded L’Ermitage Foundation, which supports children’s causes with the participation of world renowned artists. In Poland he co-founded Beit Warszawa Association, Heritage and Rebirth, Beit Polska and Beit Warszawa Foundations.
Is it too harsh to call Israel an apartheid state? If we are willing to describe Hamas as a backward terrorist organization, then we should probably apply harsher rhetoric to the actions of Israel as well.
US energy independence presents an opportunity for American leadership in the Middle East.
Jerusalem has been the focus of hopes, dreams and prayers of the Jewish people around the world for three millennia. Now US-President Donald Trump has clearly pronounced, that the USA recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immediately reacted thankful and more than pleased.
Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and Japan’s Hiroshima Peace Park are surprisingly similar, both in the message they deliver and the architectural means through which they do so. They portray a clear narrative of progression from darkness to light. But history is more complicated than that.