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BNAI BRITH BUDAPEST STATEMENT

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B'nai B'rith Budapest wishes to make public its position in connection with the work of art project to commemorate the German occupation of Hungary as follows:

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B’nai B’rith Canada is proud of PM Harper

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B'nai Brith Canada was proud to be present as Prime Minister Stephen Harper gave his historic address to the Israeli Knesset.

The excitement and deep emotion were palpable among the broad and diverse Canadian delegation which filled the visitors' gallery. Everyone present rose to their feet in yet another standing ovation as their Prime Minister vowed that Canada will stand with Israel "through fire and water."

"Prime Minister Harper once again clearly articulated Canada's unwavering support by putting Israel's right to defend itself at the forefront. Harper's message that the Canadian government will continue to stand with Israel was powerful and welcomed.

"In addition, the shouted objections and dramatic exit of two Arab Members of Knesset just as Harper decried the rising tide of the new antisemitism -- with Israel as its target -- and the lies of apartheid provided a real-time demonstration of the vibrancy of Israeli democracy.

"Harper's unequivocal commitment to the safety and security of the Jewish people proves once again that the title bestowed upon Canada as Israel's best friend is well deserved and will continue into the future."

27 JANUARY INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY

REMEMBRANCE HOLOCAUSTE


B'NAI B'RITH COMMENDS THE KNESSET FOR HOLDING LEGISLATIVE SESSION AT AUSCHWITZ

B'nai B'rith commends the Knesset for planning to hold a special legislative session at Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland, the largest Nazi death camp, on Jan. 27, the 69th anniversary of the camp's liberation. Sixty-four members of Knesset, along with numerous Israeli ministers, Holocaust survivors and politicians from around the world will take part in the Polish government's annual ceremonies on the site of the camp.

The historic visit—also occurring on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a date selected to coincide with the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau—by the Knesset-led delegation cannot be understated. For members of the Israeli legislature and Holocaust survivors to stand on the killing floor of the Nazis' factory of genocide is a powerful message of perseverance of the Jewish people and a necessary reminder of the evils that racial hatred can produce.

B'nai B'rith also commends its Polish counterpart, B'nai B'rith Poland, for its efforts to promote tolerance and ensure the memory of Holocaust victims is never forgotten.

B'nai B'rith Europe will be represented at the Holocaust Remembrance day ceremony organized by Martin Schulz, Président of the European Parliament.

APPEAL


B'nai B'rith Polin, through B'nai B'rith Europe and B'nai B'rith International, calls for all people of good will, regardless of their nationality, to join in its efforts to counteract displays of racial hatred and their effects.

On January 27, 2014, the 69th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp, a special international session of the Knesset will be held in Oświęcim (Auschwitz) and in Krakow in special commemoration of the Shoah.

What makes this event exceptional is that the Israeli parliament will convene together with invited representatives and parliamentarians from the United States, Great Britain, Russia, Germany, Italy and Poland in another country - on the very land where the Holocaust was carried out. This event symbolizes that remembering the Nazi genocide is a matter of common significance for the entire world.

Commemoration of the tragedy of the Jewish people and the crimes carried out by the Nazis on Polish soil honors the victims and is an expression of the cooperation of nations in upholding peace and respecting human rights on Earth.

On behalf of the Board of the B'nai B'rith Polin Lodge
Jarosław J. Szczepański, President

B'NAI B'RITH MOURNS ARIEL SHARON

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The history of Ariel Sharon and the history of Israel could not be more intertwined. Sharon was present at the birth of a nation, when he commanded an infantry company in the 1948 War of Independence. Each time Israel was threatened with extinction, Ariel Sharon rose to defend her.

B'nai B'rith is deeply saddened by the passing of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who died Jan. 11, eight years after suffering a stroke on Jan. 4, 2006.

"Israel lost a unique and unusual leader who demonstrated the ability to change his way of thinking and seeking out new paths," B'nai B'rith International President Allan J. Jacobs said. "He was a brave and fearless soldier, a wise and brilliant leader, who left a lasting impact on Israel."

"He lived the Zionist dream as farmer, soldier and statesman, always mindful of the tremendous responsibilities cast his way on the battlefield or at the diplomatic table," B'nai B'rith International Executive Vice President Daniel S. Mariaschin said.

Sharon's career in politics began when he was first elected to the Knesset in 1973. He was defense minister in 1981 and foreign minister in 1998. In September 1999 he was elected chairman of the Likud party and in 2001 he was elected prime minister.

B'nai B'rith Europe sends its deepest condolences to his family, and to the people of Israel.

Citation by Ariel Sharon

"It had always been one of my convictions that Jews and Arabs could live together. Even as a child it never occurred to me that Jews might someday be living in Israel without Arabs, or separated from Arabs. On the contrary, for me it had always seemed perfectly normal for the two people to live and work side by side. That is the nature of life here and it always will be.... though Israel is a Jewish nation, it is, of course, not only a Jewish nation... I begin with the basic conviction that Jews and Arabs can live together. I have repeated that at every opportunity, not for journalists and not for popular consumption, but because I have never believed differently or thought differently, from my childhood on. I am not afraid of Arabs. I feel I can live with them. I believe I understand their problems. I know that we are both inhabitants of this land, and although the state is Jewish, that does not mean that Arabs should not be full citizens in every sense of the word."
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YES...WE ARE A REMARKABLE PEOPLE !!!

CHURCHILL

Winston S. Churchill: "Some people like the Jews, and some do not. But no thoughtful man can deny the fact that they are, beyond any question, the most formidable and most remarkable race which has appeared in the world.

KENNEDY

John F. Kennedy: Israel was not created in order to disappear- Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.

BEN GOURION

David Ben Gurion: "In Israel , in order to be a realist, you must believe in miracles."

GOETHE

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe: "Energy is the basis of everything. Every Jew, no matter how insignificant, is engaged in some decisive and immediate pursuit of a goal... It is the most perpetual people of the earth..."

ADAMS

John Adams: "I will insist the Hebrews have [contributed] more to civilize men than any other nation. If I was an atheist and believed in blind eternal fate, I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations... They are the most glorious nation that ever inhabited this Earth. The Romans and their empire were but a bubble in comparison to the Jews."

TOLSTOY

Leo Tolstoy: "What is the Jew?...What kind of unique creature is this whom all the rulers of all the nations of the world have disgraced and crushed and expelled and destroyed; persecuted, burned and drowned, and who, despite their anger and their fury, continues to live and to flourish. What is this Jew whom they have never succeeded in enticing with all the enticements in the world, whose oppressors and persecutors only suggested that he deny (and disown) his religion and cast aside the faithfulness of his ancestors?! The Jew - is the symbol of eternity. ... He is the one who for so long had guarded the prophetic message and transmitted it to all mankind. A people such as this can never disappear. The Jew is eternal. He is the embodiment of eternity."

HOFFER

Eric Hoffer: "The Jews are a peculiar people: Things permitted to other nations are forbidden to the Jews. Other nations drive out thousands, even millions of people, and there is no refugee problem. Russia did it. Poland and Czechoslovakia did it.Turkey threw out a million Greeks and Algeria a million Frenchmen. Indonesia threw out heaven knows how many Chinese--and no one says a word about refugees. But in the case of Israel , the displaced Arabs have become eternal refugees. Everyone insists that Israel must take back every single Arab. Arnold Toynbee calls the displacement of the Arabs an atrocity greater than any committed by the Nazis. Other nations when victorious on the battlefield dictate peace terms. But when Israel is victorious it must sue for peace. Everyone expects the Jews to be the only real Christians in this world."

TWAIN

Mark Twain: "...If statistics are right, the Jews constitute but one percent of the human race. It suggests a nebulous dim puff of stardust lost in the blaze of the Milky way. Properly, the Jew ought hardly to be heard of, but he is heard of, has always been heard of. He is as prominent on the planet as any other people, and his commercial importance is extravagantly out of proportion to the smallness of his bulk. His contributions to the world's list of great names in literature, science, art, music, finance, medicine, and abstruse learning are also away out of proportion to the weakness of his numbers. He has made a marvelous fight in this world, in all the ages; and had done it with his hands tied behind him. He could be vain of himself, and be excused for it.

The Egyptian, the Babylonian, and the Persian rose, filled the planet with sound and splendor, then faded to dream-stuff and passed away; the Greek and the Roman followed; and made a vast noise, and they are gone; other people have sprung up and held their torch high for a time, but it burned out, and they sit in twilight now, or have vanished. The Jew saw them all, beat them all, and is now what he always was, exhibiting no decadence, no infirmities of age, no weakening of his parts, no slowing of his energies, no dulling of his alert and aggressive mind. All things are mortal but the Jew; all other forces pass, but he remains. What is the secret of his immortality?"

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HOW TIMES CHANGE

BERLIN JAN.14

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