Welcome to a new monthly series titled “Remembering David Horowitz” written by Ralph Buntyn, Executive Vice-President of United Israel. David Horowitz was the dean of the United Nations Press Corps, serving since the founding of the world organization in San Francisco in 1945. He was also the President and Founder of “United Israel World Union” (1943-44).
Those familiar with United Israel World Union will recognize many of the stories, but hopefully benefit from much of the detail and facts that form “the rest of the story” of this remarkable man who died at age 99 in 2002.
For those unfamiliar with the Horowitz saga, we are pleased to share these incredible episodes as a way of honoring Horowitz for his selfless, untiring devotion for the cause of universal Torah faith, the establishment and well-being of the State of Israel and humanitarian ideals.
Ralph Buntyn, historian and researcher, has published many articles and essays in various media outlets. He is currently working on a biography of David Horowitz covering the years 1945-2002, providing a sequel to the Horowitz autobiography Thirty-Three Candles published in 1949.
For readers unfamiliar with the late founder of United Israel World Union we have posted a full bibliography here: David Horowitz: A Life Remembered. You may also access a moving tribute to Horowitz by his fellow UN correspondent Vanni Cappelli here and the New York Times obituary here.