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B'nai B'rith Malmö Sweden

2015-02-08

Open Letter

To the Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, Foreign Minister Margot Wallström and Archbishop Antje Jackelén,

In regards to President Mahmoud Abbas's visit to Sweden on February 10th after the Swedish government's controversial recognition of the State of Palestine.

Despite the Swedish government's stated goal of assistance is poverty reduction, the Swedish government decided last fall to extend assistance to the West Bank and Gaza to 700 million per year.

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From our B'nai B'rith Lodge Malmo Sweden some choice words:

"One month after the terrorist attacks in Paris, it was time yesterday in Copenhagen.

In the Jewish community house next to the synagogue celebrated a young girl her Bat mitzvah (confirmation) with around 80 guests. One of the parishioners who had voluntarily signed up to serve as a guard that night, Dan Uzan. Early on Sunday, he and two police officers shot by a terrorist when they stood at the entrance.

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Tal Bruttman


Le B'nai B'rith de Grenoble et L'association Consistoriale Juive de Grenoble RACHI vous invitent le 25 février 2015 à 20 H, 11, rue André Maginot à Grenoble à une conférence exceptionnelle par l'historien Tal Bruttmann.


Une séance de dédicace est prévue à l'issue de cette conférence exceptionnelle à l'occasion de la parution le 15 janvier dernier de son ouvrage "Auschwhitz".

Tal Bruttmann est historien, ses travaux portent sur les politiques antisémites en France pendant la guerre, ainsi que sur la « solution finale ».

Auteur notamment de La Logique des bourreaux (Hachette Littératures, 2003), Au bureau des Affaires juives. L’administration française et l’application de la législation antisémite, 1940-1944 (La Découverte, 2006), Aryanisation économique et spoliation en Isère, ((Presses universitaires de Grenoble, 2010) (PUG, 2010), Prix du B'nai B'rith France en 2010.
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Bogdan Aurescu, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania (Right) and Jose Iacobescu, the President of B'nai B'rith Forum Moses Rosen, Bucharest, Romania, (Left) have signed a protocol of collaboration for the project Bridges of Tolerance.


"The Bridges of Tolerance", second edition – 2015

For the first time, in a solemn ceremony, the Minister of Foreign Affairs signed a Cooperation Protocol with the B'nai B'rith "Dr. Moses Rosen" Forum in Romania.

The success of the first edition of the "Bridges of Tolerance" project in Romania, an initiative of BB Europe lodges in Central and Eastern Europe aimed at a better knowledge of the contribution of Jews in the countries where they live, led the "Dr. Moses Rosen" B'nai B'rith Forum to consider a new edition of this project. In order to achieve this, as in the previous edition, BBR plans to involve a large number of institutions, organizations or individuals, both Romanian and Jewish, that are interested in the topic and objective of the project. The first step was already made, as the Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Bogdan Aurescu (a great friend of the Jewish community) signed a protocol with Jose Iacobescu, president of the "Dr. Moses Rosen" B'nai B'rith Forum, on February 5. The Protocol provides that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the B'nai B'rith Forum will to work together to promote values related to tolerance, intercultural dialogue, solidarity and the fight against racism and anti-Semitism by organizing activities that refer to the contribution of the Jewish community to cultural life in Romania.

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B'nai B'rith International is thrilled to announce that Executive Vice President Daniel S. Mariaschin's inclusion in The Algemeiner Jewish 100 List for 2014.

This is the second year for the list, which is dedicated to "organizations or individuals who have positively influenced Jewish life this past year...These 100 people who have the most positive impact on Jewish life and Israel, men and women, Jew or non-Jew, who have lifted the quality of Jewish life in the past year. Without these 100 individuals or the organizations they represent – Jewish life would not be at the caliber it is today."

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