Monday, 21 July 2014
A seven-member solidarity mission consisting of members of the newly-elected Executive Committee of B'nai B'rith Europe will visit Israel this Tuesday-Thursday (July 22-24) to be briefed by government officials on the conflict , learn firsthand about the realities faced by Israelis during the current conflict and to convey from the organization a message of unity with the people of Israel. Among other things, the mission is scheduled to meet with government ministers, representatives of the Prime Minister's office, National Security Council, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and leading academics. On Wednesday the group will travel to the South for meetings with local leaders and residents in the cities of Ashkelon and Sderot, and in the Merhavim and Hof Ashkelon regional councils and will visit an Iron Dome battery. The mission program is arranged by the B'nai B'rith World Center in Jerusalem, B'nai B'rith's permanent presence in Jerusalem and public affairs arm in Israel.
Members of the mission are: Daniel Citone, Vice President, B'nai B'rith Europe (Italy), Valerie Achache, Vice President, BBE (Belgium), Lionel Sebban, Treasurer, BBE (France), Deborah Yona Delouya, President, B'nai B'rith South France, Solomon BBE Bali, Executive Board member (Bulgaria) and Abisror, Director, BBE (France).