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

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Visit to BB Lodge Nahmanides, Barcelona 18-19 February, 2015

Dr. Simon Emergui, the President of the Lodge Nahmanides, Barcelona, invited me to participate in two important events that the Lodge has been organizing for some time. Although the lodge has only 20 members, the visibility and success achieved by the BB lodge in Barcelona, is amazing.


Lecture by Hugo Van Minnebruggen from B'nai B'rith Mala Zimetbaum Lodge

February 8, 2015 .

The Israelisation of anti-Semitism

Does Israel have the right to exist? The question is answered swiftly. Mr H. Van Minnebruggen doesn't hesitate for a second. His answer: "YES". In a fiery plea Van Minnebruggen defends the right of existence of the State of Israel. Moreover, according to him, the denial of this very right of existence is a form of anti-semitism.

In his lecture in front of the Bnai Brith loge Mala Zimetbaum, he stated that the anti-semitism in Europe is far from gone. This is reinforced by the public opinion which questions Israel's right to exist. But this is not the way it is perceived. However, Van Minnebruggen states that being against Israel is being against the Jews. Israel is their only homeland, to which they are fully entitled. It is important to underline that Israel is a very diverse society where Jews, Christians and Muslims live together in peace.


Presentation of Dr. Prof. Hans Jansen's New Book "Why Israel Shoud Not Exist In The Middle East"

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B'nai B'rith Antwerp in Cooperation with Royal Jongbloed Publishing


Dr. Prof. Hans Jansen's New Book "Why Israel Shoud Not Exist In The Middle East".

On Sunday, March 1st at 3 p.m., at the Romi Goldmuntz Center.

With a welcome by Dr.René Trau, the past president of B'nai B'rith Antwerp.
Introduction by poet-essayist: Benno Barnard and Yvonne Caluwaerts, assistant to Dr. Prof. Hans Jansen.

Presentation of the book will be with a speech by a representative of the publisher Royal Jongbloed from Heerenveen (NL).

Offering book copies to:
Dr. Prof. Hans Jansen- Amy Schumer- Yvonne Caluwaerts

Thanks to Dr. Prof. Hans Jansen

After the presentation there will be a reception with kosher sandwiches, cookies and wines.
During the reception you can optionally buy the book and get a signing by the author.

Open Letter from Malmö Sweden Lodge to Swedish Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and Archbishop


B'nai B'rith Malmö Sweden


Open Letter

To the Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, Foreign Minister Margot Wallström and Archbishop Antje Jackelén,

In regards to President Mahmoud Abbas's visit to Sweden on February 10th after the Swedish government's controversial recognition of the State of Palestine.

Despite the Swedish government's stated goal of assistance is poverty reduction, the Swedish government decided last fall to extend assistance to the West Bank and Gaza to 700 million per year.


B’nai B’rith Europe Mourns for Victims of Terrorist Attack in Denmark


From our B'nai B'rith Lodge Malmo Sweden some choice words:

"One month after the terrorist attacks in Paris, it was time yesterday in Copenhagen.

In the Jewish community house next to the synagogue celebrated a young girl her Bat mitzvah (confirmation) with around 80 guests. One of the parishioners who had voluntarily signed up to serve as a guard that night, Dan Uzan. Early on Sunday, he and two police officers shot by a terrorist when they stood at the entrance.


BB France- Association Yonathan Nathanyaou organise une soirée sur le thème Mélodies Mêlées

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