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NEWS - Lodges and B'nai B'rith updates

(Washington, D.C., July 19, 2012)

B’nai B’rith International laments the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) decision not to hold an official minute of silence at the opening of the 2012 Olympic Games to remember the 11 Israeli athletes, coaches and referees murdered at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.

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(Washington, D.C., July 12, 2012)

B'nai B'rith International is  dismayed by the decision made by the United Nations Educational,  Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to establish a UNESCO  chair of Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Sciences at the Islamic  University of Gaza-an institution inextricably linked with the terrorist organization Hamas.

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B'nai B'rith has issued the following statement:

B'nai B'rith International condemns in the strongest terms possible the July 18 terrorist attack on Israeli tourists in Bulgaria. 

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Report by Ernest Simon, based on an article in “Tachles”

The German language Jewish weekly journal “Tachles” reported the death last week, at the age of 93, of Sebastian Steiger, a man who, during World War II, saved the lives of some 100 Jewish children in occupied France.

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The President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, completed a two-day visit to the State of Israel last week. B’nai Brith Director of European Union Affairs Nuno Wahnon Martins joined Barroso in Israel for the visit.

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At the conclusion of Brother Edouard Rosenstein's term of office, the Augustin Keller Lodge of Zuerich has elected Brother Maximilian Teicher as its new President.

The President and Executive Committee of B'nai B'rith Europe thank Edouard for his excellent service to our order during his term of office and at the same time take the opportunity of wishing Brother Maximilian Teicher every success during his period of office.

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