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B'NAI B'RITH DELEGATION TO U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL ADVOCATES FOR ISRAEL AND GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS

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B'NAI B'RITH DELEGATION TO U.N. HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL ADVOCATES FOR ISRAEL AND GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS



B'nai B'rith concluded its annual leadership delegation to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, where top staff and volunteer leaders advocated on important human rights issues and challenged the body's relentless bias against Israel.

From March 13 to March 16, more than 25 B'nai B'rith leaders and supporters, met with senior diplomats from some 40 countries, including the United States, Brazil, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Japan, Russia and the United Kingdom. B'nai B'rith International President Gary P. Saltzman and CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin led the delegation.

"We meet in Geneva every year to stand up for global human rights and for Israel, and let the United Nations Human Rights Council—let the world—know that the nation-state of the Jewish people is a vibrant and remarkable democracy that does not warrant the slew of shameful condemnatory resolutions the UNHRC passes every year," Saltzman and Mariaschin said from Geneva.

During the trip, the delegation held meetings with Council officials and discussed serial human rights abusers such as Syria and Iran, as well as the UNHRC's obsessive criticism of Israel under "Item 7"—a permanent agenda item aimed only at Israel.

In addition to Saltzman and Mariaschin, B'nai B'rith was represented by other senior figures from the America Continent as well as by a number of European B'nai B'rith leaders, namely Daniel Citone of Rome, President of B'nai B'rith Europe, Stéphane Teicher of Paris, Senior Vice President Eric Engelmayer of Luxembourg, Director of the London Bureau of International Affairs Jeremy Havardi, President of the Mordecai Lodge Grenoble Ada Sadoun, Azaria Acher, Nurit Braun and Richard Sadoune all of Geneva and Anita Winter of Zürich.

Michaels coordinated the meetings in Geneva together with U.N. Affairs Program Officer Oren Drori, from New York.

Part of the delegation will continue on to Paris to meet with key government officials including United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General Irina Bokova.

Holocaust awareness raising: BBE Secretary General Ernest Simon visits a British School

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(source of the Article: Strode's college website)

On Monday 30th January, students heard a testimony from Holocaust survivor, Ernest Simon, as part of a visit organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET).

Ernest was born in May 1930 in Eisenstadt, Austria. Following the Anschluss in March 1938, Ernest and his family moved from Eisenstadt to Vienna, where they settled in a small flat in the Jewish quarter. As soon as they moved, Ernest's father began making desperate efforts for the family to leave the country.

The engaging students listened to Ernest's encounter and testimony and gained a better understanding of the nature of the Holocaust.

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Bernadette Joslin, Assistant Principal Student Services commented, "It was a privilege for us to welcome Ernest Simon to Strode's and his testimony will remain a powerful reminder of the horrors so many experienced. We are grateful to the Holocaust Educational Trust for co-ordinating the visit and we hope that by hearing Ernest's testimony, it will encourage our students to learn from the lessons of the Holocaust and make a positive difference in their own lives."

Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust added:

"The Holocaust Educational Trust educates and engages students from across the UK, from all communities about the Holocaust and there can be no better way than through the first-hand testimony of a survivor. Ernest's story is one of tremendous courage during horrific circumstances and by hearing his testimony, students will have the opportunity to learn where prejudice and racism can ultimately lead.

"At the Trust, we impart the history of the Holocaust to young people, to ensure that we honour the memory of those whose lives were lost and take forward the lessons taught by those who survived."






BBE letter against the Paris summit: 15 January 2017

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This week, BBE and BBI sent letters to 11 European countries urging them not to attend the upcoming summit on the Middle East peace process that will be held this Sunday January 15th in Paris. Because as Dan Mariaschin puts it, "[this summit] may set the stage for yet another one-sided U.N. Security Council resolution, which would continue to cloud the prospect of a negotiated peace. By prejudging the outcome of future negotiations, repeatedly castigating Israel, and pressuring the Jewish state to make unilateral concessions, the international community continues to encourage Palestinian rejectionism."

Our president Daniel Citone, informed the lodges of the countries where letters have been sent, to invite them take actions also locally.

The countries that BBE wrote to are: Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain and UK.

The case of France is different since it is hosting the conference. B'nai B'rith France, led by Serge Dahan is following the matter on the ground.

We are supporting and welcoming every effort from the lodges against this process.

Helping Israel after November fires: Please donate before Sunday 15th January!

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Dear Sisters and Brothers,


B'nai B'rith Europe wishes to help Israel after the fires that forced thousands of people to evacuate, many of them having lost their homes and businesses.

Our special relief fund is opened in order to provide assistance to the hundreds of families throughout Israel whose homes were damaged.

Many, many thanks to all the Sisters and Brothers who already contributed.

Please keep donating until Sunday 15th January.

You can donate through our special account:

B'nai B'rith Europe Relief Fund
IBAN BE95 7320 0748 9158 EUR
BIC CREGBEBB

or through our Paypal account: https://paypal.me/bnaibritheurope


The B'nai B'rith World Center in Jerusalem will use its vast resources and contacts to determine the greatest need for relief efforts. All B'nai B'rith funds will be gathered and used to reconstruct any public facilities – meeting halls, parks, playgrounds etc – that were damaged by the fire.

Many thanks for your help.

Daniel Citone

BBE celebrates Chanuka with EJCC

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On 7 December 2016, Ms. Valerie Achache, BBE vice-president, and BBE Director, Anouk Abrahams attended the symbolic EuroChanuka (since Chanuka’s real date was overlapping with end of year holidays) organised at the European Commission by the European Jewish Community Centre under the high patronage of Ms Commissioner Vera Jourova (DG Justice and consumers) who named Ms Katarina Von Schnurbein, coordinator for fighting Antisemitism. in October 2015.

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Commissioner Jourova, Commissioner for DG Justice and Consumers                Ms. Nehama Dina Uzan Programme Director


In honour of the International Day for Human Rights, this celebration was the occasion to celebrate both the 8 days light miracle but also to pay tribute to our regretted Elie Wiesel.


Many officials attended the function, such as his Excellency, the ambassador Aharon Leshno-Yaar and Ms Shuli Davidovich, Deputy Head of Mission fro Israel to the EU.


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Left to Right: Valerie Achache (VP BBE), Shuli Davidovich (Deputy Head Mission to the EU for Israel), Ambassador Leshno-Yaar, Anouk Abrahams (BBE Director).