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With Ballots Counted, Netanyahu Scores Dramatic, Decisive Victory in Israeli Elections

With Ballots Counted, Netanyahu Scores Dramatic, Decisive Victory in Israeli Elections

With almost all the ballots counted for Israel’s general election held today, the ruling Likud party of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has scored a dramatic and decisive victory over the rival Zionist Union party.

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An Open Letter from Polin Lodge in Warsaw

An Open Letter from Polin Lodge in Warsaw

Please find attached an open letter expressing our opinion on the public debate regarding the monument of the "Saviors of Survivors" to be built in Poland.Best regards. Sergiusz Kowalski President B'nai B'rith Lodge Polin

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B'nai B'rith Delegation Addresses Latest UNHRC Attack On Israel In Visit to Geneva UN

B'nai B'rith Delegation Addresses Latest UNHRC Attack On Israel In Visit to Geneva UN

(Washington, D.C., March 13, 2015)—B’nai B’rith International sent its annual leadership delegation to Geneva to advocate on urgent issues facing the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), including the body’s just deferred “Commission of Inquiry” report on the Israel’s conflict with Hamas during the summer of 2014, the continuing abuse of the Jewish state more generally at the council, Iran's destructive…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Israel’s Elections

A Beginner’s Guide to Israel’s Elections

How does the election system work, who is allowed to vote, and how is the next prime minister chosen? Everything you wanted to know about the Israeli electoral system but were afraid to ask.

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B'nai B'rith Europe sends their condolences to the victims and families of the victims of the terror attack this Friday morning in Jerusalem.

B'nai B'rith Europe sends their condolences to the victims and families of the victims of the terror attack this Friday morning in Jerusalem.

Breaking News: Jerusalem was hit by a suspected vehicular terror attack Friday morning, local reports and paramedics said. According to initial reports, a Palestinian man from East Jerusalem rammed his car into a light rail train station after plowing into a group of female officers in northern Jerusalem, wounding five officers and an Israeli. 

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B'nai B'rith France Invited to the European Parliament by the Delegation for Relations with Israel!

B'nai B'rith France Invited to the European Parliament by the Delegation for Relations with Israel!

The President of the Delegation for Relations with Israel at the European Parliament, Mr Fulvio Martusciello, wished, after the terrorist attacks in Paris and Copenhagen, to invite Bnai B'rith France, AJC Global Jewish Advocacy and the European Union of Jewish Students to a delegation meeting on February 26, 2015 in Brussels.  

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BBE President, Erika van Gelder visits BB Lodge Nahmanides in Barcelona!

BBE President, Erika van Gelder visits BB Lodge Nahmanides in Barcelona!

Although the lodge has only 20 members, the visibility and success achieved by the BB lodge in Barcelona, is amazing.

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Congratulations to Erika van Gelder, President of B'nai B'rith Europe for Romanian Honor

Congratulations to Erika van Gelder, President of B'nai B'rith Europe for Romanian Honor

The Ambassador of Romania to the Hague, Irina Comaroschi, awarding our B'nai B'rith Europe President, Erika van Gelder with the National Order of Merit from Romania: as a rank of Officer! This is for her work done in Romania with the Bridges of Tolerance project and humanitarian aid overall for the last twenty years.

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With Ballots Counted, Netanyahu Scores Dramatic, Decisive Victory in Israeli Elections

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With almost all the ballots counted for Israel’s general election held today, the ruling Likud party of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has scored a dramatic and decisive victory over the rival Zionist Union party.

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B'nai B'rith Marks 23rd Anniversary of Buenos Aires Israeli Embassy Bombing

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(Washington, D.C., March 17, 2015)—
B’nai B’rith International remembers the 23rd anniversary of the Israeli Embassy bombing in Buenos Aires. The attack was carried out by a suicide bomber who drove a truck loaded with explosives into the corner of the embassy on the afternoon of March 17, 1992. The terrorist detonated the bombs and killed 29 people, injured 242 and also destroyed a church and a school.

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An Open Letter from Polin Lodge in Warsaw

Please find attached an open letter expressing our opinion on the public debate regarding the monument of the "Saviors of Survivors" to be built in Poland.
 
Best regards.
Sergiusz Kowalski

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Dear Madam,
Dear Sir,

A discussion is underway about the erection of a monument to the fair, "Saviors of Survivors/Righteous Among the Nations", and its location. The Jewish B'nai B'rith in Poland think this monument, especially if it is to be erected beside first the: Uprising Monument of Ghetto Heroes and second: The History Museum of Polish Jews, will be exposed to manipulation - that the actions of the heroes will be presented as the norm in Poland. To prevent this from happening, the monument should express unambiguously that the Saviors were few, they risked rejection and ostracism from their environment, they were not the rule, but the exception.

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B'NAI B'RITH DELEGATION ADDRESSES LATEST UNHRC ATTACK ON ISRAEL IN VISIT TO GENEVA

B'NAI B'RITH DELEGATION ADDRESSES LATEST UNHRC ATTACK ON ISRAEL IN VISIT TO GENEVA

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B'nai B'rith officials meet with Netherlands U.N. Amb. Paul Peters to discuss Human Rights, particularly as it pertains to Israel.

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B'nai B'rith leaders meet with Slovak Ambassador Fedor Rosocha to discuss human rights interests with a focus on Israel. — at UN Geneva.

(Washington, D.C., March 13, 2015)—B'nai B'rith International sent its annual leadership delegation to Geneva to advocate on urgent issues facing the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), including the body's just deferred "Commission of Inquiry" report on the Israel's conflict with Hamas during the summer of 2014, the continuing abuse of the Jewish state more generally at the council, Iran's destructive domestic and regional policies, and the widespread unrest in the Middle East.

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