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B'nai B'rith Europe welcomes President Donald J. Trump historical decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel.


President of the United States stated "Jerusalem is not only the heart of three great religions, but it is also the heart of one of the most successful democracy in the world".

President of B'nai B'rith Europe, Serge Dahan, thanks President Donald J. Trump for his historic decision and wishes to express gratitude in name of all the members of B'nai B'rith Europe.

President of the State of Israel Sir Rivlin pointed out that "Jerusalem has many faces: it is a Holy City and a modern city, which offers freedom of faith for all religions. It is a town of history and innovation; a microcosm of our capacities to live together. Israel will always ensure freedom of worship for the Jews, the Christians and the Muslims".

Jerusalem was the capital of the State of Israel and the capital of the Jewish people during the biblical time, having sheltered 1st and 2nd Temples, central places of religion for Hebrew people until 70 of our era and central city of the Christian history.

Jewish populations always lived in Jerusalem during centuries in spite of the successive dominations, Roman, Byzantine, Arabic, Crusade then Ottoman (1516 - 1917), British (1917 - 1948), before the Independence of the State of Israel in 1948, and since then. Jerusalem is the capital of Israel and Jerusalem has been the capital of the Jewish people for 3000 years.

Not to recognize this historical and political reality is a form falsification which diverts Israel and the Arab world of the objectives of peace; peace which cannot be built on the lie and or on the refusal of an obvious fact as declared by US president Donald J. Trump "Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. It is nothing moreover, or less, that a recognition of reality"

President of B'nai B'rith Europe, Serge Dahan, points out that Israel was for a long time the only country in the world whose choice of a capital was not internationally recognized. The absence of this recognition, a denial of reality by the international community is an injustice repaired today; therefore B'nai B'rith Europe calls all European leaders to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel.


B'nai B'rith is an international NGO, accredited to the UN, represented at UNESCO and at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, bringing together Jews of any origin to serve the communities in which they live, in accordance to the values of B'nai B'rith: Charity, Brotherly love, Harmony.

With its international headquarters in Washington, its European office in Brussels, several tens of thousands of members in more than fifty countries, B'nai B'rith is the largest Jewish organisation in the world. It is also one of oldest, since its creation in 1843. The mission of B'nai B'rith is to bring the Jews to work together and improve the harmony between the communities, to reinforce the Jewish community, to fight racial and religious intolerance, to promote the Jewish culture and history and to carry out solidarity actions.

Our objectives are to encourage friendship and inter-communal dialogue through leisure, social and cultural programs, to support the State of Israel and the Jewish people in the world, to work for charities and to help all the victims of natural disasters wherever they have place, to initiate and develop community projects, to strengthen the links of B'nai B'rith all over Europe.

Serge Dahan is the current president of B'nai Brith Europe, he is assisted by an Executive Committee which represents B'nai Brith all over Europe. To reach B'nai Brith objectives, they are in a daily contact with political leaders at the highest level, representatives of other NGO's, opinion leaders and diplomatic representatives.


Le B'nai B'rith Europe salue la décision historique du président américain Donald J. Trump de reconnaître Jérusalem comme la capitale d'Israël

Le Président des Etats-Unis, Monsieur Donald Trump, a déclaré « Jérusalem n'est pas seulement le cœur de trois grandes religions, mais c'est aussi le cœur de l'une des démocraties les plus réussies au monde ».

Le Président du B'nai B'rith Europe, Serge Dahan, remercie le Président Donald J. Trump pour sa décision historique et tient au nom de tous les membres du B'nai B'rith Europe à lui exprimer sa reconnaissance.

Le Président de l'Etat d'Israël Monsieur Rivlin a rappelé que « Jérusalem compte de nombreux visages : c'est une ville sainte et une ville moderne, qui offre la liberté de foi pour toutes les religions. C'est une ville d'histoire et d'innovation ; un microcosme de nos capacités à vivre ensemble. Israël assurera toujours la liberté de culte pour les juifs, les chrétiens et les musulmans ».

Jérusalem a été la capitale de l'Etat d'Israël et la capitale du peuple juif durant l'époque biblique ayant abrité les 1er et 2nd Temples, lieux centraux de la religion des hébreux jusqu'en 70 de notre ère et ville centrale de l'histoire chrétienne.

Des populations juives ont toujours vécu à Jérusalem au cours des siècles malgré les dominations successives, romaine, byzantine, arabe, croisée puis ottomane (1516 - 1917), britannique (1917 - 1948), avant l'Indépendance de l'Etat d'Israël en 1948, et depuis. Jérusalem est la capitale de l'état d'Israël et Jérusalem a été la capitale du peuple juif depuis 3000 ans.

Ne pas reconnaître cette réalité historique et politique est une forme de falsification qui détourne Israël et le monde arabe des objectifs de paix; paix qui ne peut pas se construire sur le mensonge et ou sur le refus d'une évidence telle que déclarée par le Président américain Donald J. Trump « Jérusalem est la capitale d'Israël. Ce n'est rien de plus, ou moins, qu'une reconnaissance de la réalité ».

Le Président du B'nai B'rith Europe, Serge Dahan rappelle qu'Israël a longtemps été le seul pays au monde dont le choix d'une capitale n'a pas été reconnu internationalement. L'absence de cette reconnaissance, déni de réalité de la communauté internationale est une injustice aujourd'hui réparée aussi le B'nai B'rith Europe appelle tous les dirigeants Européens à reconnaitre Jérusalem comme capitale de l'état d'Israël.

B'nai B'rith Europe condemns the racism and anti-Semitism extreme-right demonstration in Warsaw and calls for prohibit on hate speech against Jews


Following the very serious events that took place during a rally of right-wing activists in Warsaw, Bnai Brith Europe, through its president Serge Dahan, condemns the anti-Semitic drift that has taken a new path unthinkable until now.

Some 60,000 people carrying Polish flags and throwing smoke bombs marked the Independence Day in an event that attracted extremists from Sweden, Hungary and Slovakia chanting slogans such as "Pure Poland, Poland free of Jews "," Jews out of Poland”

Despite the climate of hatred and violence, the Polish Foreign Minister said Saturday's meeting was "a great celebration of the Polish, different in their opinions, but united around the common values of freedom and loyalty to an independent homeland"

Israel called the rally in Warsaw "a dangerous march of extremism and racism elements"

Bnai Brith Europe urges the Polish authorities to take action now and before the last of the yellow lines are crossed, appropriate measures against the organizers of this meeting led by right-wing groups, by the national-radical camp, the national movement and Polish youth.

The hatred of the Jews must stop the acts of violence and barbarism against the Jews must stop. The future of a conception of Europe witch respect for human dignity which is today threatened

B'nai B'rith Europe calls on Polish public authorities to prohibit all racist and anti-Semitic events that directly attack Jews

B'nai B'rith Europe calls for the perpetrators and propagators of any anti-Semitic act or speech to be arrested and judged

B'nai B'rith Europe
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Invitation to the 8th BBE Convention and BBI International Forum

in Prague

Sunday 29th October-Wednesday 1st November


Dear Sisters and Brothers,

We are happy to announce the opening of registration for our next Convention in Prague. As you may already know, this will be an unprecedented and very international event since BBE and BBI are organising it together for the first time.

The programme will start on Sunday night, 29th October, with a Cruise on the Vltava River for the opening session and reception dinner and will finish on Wednesday with visits of the town, including a Gala dinner on Tuesday 31st October at the prestigious Rudolfinum.


Our programme will feature prominent speakers such as Věra Jourová, EU Commissioner, for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, and Katharina Von Schnurbein, European Union Coordinator on Combating Antisemitism.

The Convention will take place between 29th October and 1st November 2017 and will be held at the:

Vienna House Diplomat

Hotel room bookings at preferential rates can be done directly on the hotel website. Additional nights may be booked up to three days before and after the Convention.

Book here!

Registrations for the conference must be completed through our form.

Register here!

The complete programme will be available soon.
We hope many of you will come and enjoy this unique event.
More information as it becomes available on B'nai B'rith International website.
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More information as it becomes available at: BnaiBrith.org/LeadershipForum2017


We are organising together with B'nai B'rith UK a week-end for Young Professionals (members and not members).
Please circulate around. You can find all details on Eventbrite.
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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.


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