A Look Back

In his book “The Book of David,” author Ralph Buntyn chronicles the life of noted journalist David Horowitz, his United Nations career, and the founding of United Israel World Union during the latter half of the twentieth century.

In the series “A Look Back,” Ralph provides a series of articles that take a deeper look into specific events within the history of the period while presenting little known facts that shaped the stories themselves. If you have read “The Book of David” you will not want to miss the backstories and the revelatory accounts to be found in the author’s accompanying series “A Look Back.”

The Transformation of George Caudill

In the mid-1960s, a young George Caudill received a telephone call from his Church of the Latter-Day Saints Mormon Bishop, asking him to attend an approaching Stake Conference at which Ezra Taft Benson, of the Council of Twelve Apostles, would be the speaker....

Behind the Scenes on the Path to Israel’s Statehood

In March of 1958 United Nations Correspondent David Horowitz received a visit from an old friend. It provided the occasion for the two to reminisce about an extraordinary event that took place in 1947 that propelled the Jewish people toward statehood, an event in...

Miracle in the Desert

“The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.” The Book of Isaiah 35:1 The 20th century Israelites did not find their promised land "flowing with milk and honey," as their forebears did 3,300...

Two Holocaust Survivors with a UN Connection

Both escaped the Holocaust; both had sought to advance their literary skills, one, in poetry, the other, in novels. Both found their way to America in the 1960’s, then to the United Nations, one as a reporter for the labor-oriented New York Yiddish daily Freiheit, the...
Miracle in the Desert

Miracle in the Desert

“The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.”...

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