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BBE sponsors portable school shelter for elementary school in Israel

BBE sponsors portable school shelter for elementary school in Israel

During last summer’s Gaza conflict, the BBE executive committee organized a Solidarity trip to Israel. As part of the program,…

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Unveiling Ceremony of the plaque in memory of Erika van Gelder z"l

Unveiling Ceremony of the plaque in memory of Erika van Gelder z"l

On Sunday 3rd July, on the occasion of a reunion of the BBE Executive Committee and a visit from BBI executive, BBE…

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B’nai B’rith Meets with European Commission Coordinator to Combat Anti-Semitism

B’nai B’rith Meets with European Commission Coordinator to Combat Anti-Semitism

B'nai B'rith Europe President Daniel Citone, B'nai B'rith Europe Vice-President Valerie Achache and B'nai B'rith International Director of EU Affairs…

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A delegation of B'nai B'rith leads MEPS on a mission to Israël

A delegation of B'nai B'rith leads MEPS on a mission to Israël

B’nai B’rith International led several members of the European Parliament on a five-day visit to Israel. This trip promoted the…

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B'nai B'rith Young Professionals' Trip to Luxembourg

B'nai B'rith Young Professionals' Trip to Luxembourg

B'nai B'rith Europe and B'nai B'rith Young Professionals (BBYP) UK took a group of over 40 people to Luxembourg from…

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President of B’nai B’rith Europe visit in Auschwitz

President of B’nai B’rith Europe visit in Auschwitz

President of B'nai B'rith Europe visit in AuschwitzSerge Dahan, President of B'nai B'rith Europe and Member of the Executive Committee…

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Press Release B’nai B’rith Europe

Press Release B’nai B’rith Europe

B'nai B'rith Europe co-organised a conference in the European Parliament for the International Women's Day. B’nai B’rith Europe co-organised with…

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Burgenland welcomes the European Day of Jewish Culture and Heritage

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There are practically no Jews today in Burgenland, this eastern most province of Austria. This is in sharp contrast to the years before the Anschluss of March 1938 when Jews lived relatively happily, notably in the well known seven communities, the sheba kehillot. Eisenstadt, one of these seven Jewish communities, and today the capital of Burgenland, is recorded as having a fully developed Jewish community in the Middle Ages with a synagogue, a mikveh and a rabbinate. At a time when Jews were being driven out of cities like Vienna in the 17th Century, they were welcomed in Eisenstadt and in the other towns of the sheba kehillot by Prince Paul Esterhazy from whom they received a letter of safe conduct in 1690. They became the Esterhazy Schutzjuden, in his protection, for which, of course, they had to pay a tax. The Esterhazy protection of the Jews passed down from generation to generation and resulted in Jews being attracted to the area in increasing numbers.

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KESHER DAY organized by B'NAI B'RITH in Geneva

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Participate. Learn. Debate. Meet. Share.
The event that brings together all Jews in the region!
Sunday, November 2, 2014, Geneva

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B'nai B'rith Europe condemn Belgian synagogue attack

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The Jewish Community of Brussels was once again attacked in an flagrant antisemitic effort

Although investigations are still ongoing, there may be no doubt that persons with racist, extremist and antisemitic intentions set fire at the Anderlecht synagogue. It happened only several hours after the reopening of the Jewish Museum of Brussels where, three months ago, four people were killed.

In the days leading up to Rosh Hashana, B’nai B’rith Europe and the  Brussels lodges are standing firmly behind the Jewish Community and, once again, urge the authorities to protect Jewish buildings and act strongly against the perpetrators.

B’NAI B’RITH COMMENDS GREEK LEGISLATURE FOR PASSAGE OF NEW ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAW

B’nai B’rith Europe commends the Greek legislature for passing a law strengthening the country’s anti-discrimination laws and making it a crime to deny the Holocaust. This decisive action by lawmakers comes at a time of need as the rise of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party has sparked anti-Semitic and xenophobic crimes throughout the country.

The law was passed by parliament on Sept. 9 after a year of debate. It increases jail time for offenders from two to three years and sets the fine at $26,000 as the maximum penalty for “inciting acts of discrimination, hatred or violence” based on religion, race or disability.

This change in policy, updating anti-discrimination legislation passed in 1979, is a positive and necessary step toward tolerance and inclusiveness in Greek society.

Brussels Jewish Museum suspect charged with 'murder in a terrorist context

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One day after his extradition from France, federal police said Wednesday that Mehdi Nemmouche had also been interrogated by a counter-terrorist unit
Nemmouche, 29, had fought with Islamic extremists in Syria.On May 24, a lone gunman walked into the Jewish Museum in the center of Brussels, unpacked a Kalashnikov rifle, killed four people including a couple of Israeli, a French retired woman and an emplyee of the Museum, with a burst of fire, packed up and walked away.

The man suspected of killing four people at the Brussels Jewish Museum in May has been charged with "murder in a terrorist context."

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B'nai B'rith Europe Solidarity Mission in the Times of Israel

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B'nai B'rith Europe Solidarity Mission to arrive in Israel tomorrow


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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).

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