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B'nai B'rith International Founded in 1843, B'nai B'rith is an international leader in advancing human rights; Israel advocacy; ensuring access to safe and affordable housing for seniors; providing aid and disaster relief.

Wherever there is a need, there is B'nai B'rith.

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Pleased to see EGYPTAIR launch direct flights between #TelAviv and #Cairo. Though EgyptAir subsidiary Air Sinai has oper...
09/13/2021
EgyptAir to launch direct Tel Aviv-Cairo flights next month

Pleased to see EGYPTAIR launch direct flights between #TelAviv and #Cairo. Though EgyptAir subsidiary Air Sinai has operated discreet Tel Aviv-Cairo flights since the 1980s, operating this route through EgyptAir is a major breakthrough in Israel-Egypt relations. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ

Route was discreetly operated by subsidiary Air Sinai for decades, in unmarked aircraft, but will now be openly run by national carrier; Israel's COVID travel rules to Sinai lifted

The Burlington, #Vermont City Council will vote on an absurd resolution that if approved, would make it the first U.S. c...
09/13/2021
Vermontโ€™s largest city could become first in U.S. to endorse BDS

The Burlington, #Vermont City Council will vote on an absurd resolution that if approved, would make it the first U.S. city to support the anti-Israel, anti-Semitic BDS movement.

We condemn this hateful, slanderous attempt to delegitimize the world's only Jewish state.

Burlington, Vermontโ€™s largest city, would become the first in the nation to support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against I

09/13/2021
DURBAN REVISITED: Natan Sharansky, Former Soviet Prisoner of Conscience

๐—ง๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป: As part of a series marking 20 years since an infamous United Nations conference on racism, B'nai B'rith CEO Dan Mariaschin discusses Israel, Zionism and anti-Semitism with former Soviet prisoner of conscience Natan Sharansky ื ืชืŸ ืฉืจื ืกืงื™.

As the one-year anniversary of the signing of the #AbrahamAccords approaches this week, we once again applaud the histor...
09/13/2021

As the one-year anniversary of the signing of the #AbrahamAccords approaches this week, we once again applaud the historic agreement normalizing relations between #Israel, Bahrain, the UAE, Sudan and Morocco. ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

We have been encouraged by the significant accomplishments made among the signatories and look forward to further progress that will continue to foster peace and security in the region.

Read our full statement: https://www.bnaibrith.org/press-releases/bnai-brith-marks-one-year-anniversary-of-signing-of-the-abraham-accords

09/13/2021
DURBAN REVISITED: Anti-Zionism and Anti-Semitism

#ICYMI Watch our B'nai B'rith International Director of U.N. and Intercommunal Affairs David Michaels hosts a panel about the 2001 Durban Conference's legacy of anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism. #DurbanRevisited

#Antisemitism in Palestinian Textbooks Hearing Update โš ๏ธRead the #WGAS statement on hearing with the European Commission...
09/13/2021
WGAS MEPs discuss antisemitic content in Palestinian textbooks | European Parliament Working Group Against Antisemitism

#Antisemitism in Palestinian Textbooks Hearing Update โš ๏ธ

Read the #WGAS statement on hearing with the European Commission โคต๏ธโคต๏ธ

B'nai B'rith Director of EU Affairs Alina Bricman calls for transparency, accountability and use of the IHRA definition by EU staff.

European Jewish Congress | Nicola Beer | David Lega

The European Parliament Working Group Against Antisemitism (WGAS) held a meeting with Henrike Trautmann, Head of Unit and Acting Director for the Southern Neighbourhood at Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) on dealing with antisemitic content in Palestinian....

We commend the state of Arizona for its principled stand against Ben & Jerry's refusal to sell ice cream in parts of #Is...
09/12/2021
Arizona sells Unilever bonds over Ben & Jerry's Israel move

We commend the state of Arizona for its principled stand against Ben & Jerry's refusal to sell ice cream in parts of #Israel.

Through its anti-Israel boycott law, #Arizona has sold $93 million worth of Unilever bonds with more sales on the way.

The state of Arizona has sold off $93 million in Unilever bonds and plans to sell the remaining $50 million invested in the global consumer products company because subsidiary Ben & Jerry's stopped selling its ice cream in Israeli-occupied territories

We commend the government of #Slovakia for its statement apologizing for its World War II-era anti-Jewish laws that stri...
09/10/2021

We commend the government of #Slovakia for its statement apologizing for its World War II-era anti-Jewish laws that stripped Jews of numerous rights.

The declaration is an important step toward making amends for crimes of its wartime government and honoring the memory of Slovak Jews who suffered greatly under the laws.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Read our full statement: https://www.bnaibrith.org/press-releases/bnai-brith-commends-slovakia-for-its-apology-for-jewish-code-laws

We commend the government of #Slovakia for its statement apologizing for its World War II-era anti-Jewish laws that stripped Jews of numerous rights.

The declaration is an important step toward making amends for crimes of its wartime government and honoring the memory of Slovak Jews who suffered greatly under the laws.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Read our full statement: https://www.bnaibrith.org/press-releases/bnai-brith-commends-slovakia-for-its-apology-for-jewish-code-laws

In the news: We reflect on 2001 U.N. Durban Conference. Our Honorary President Richard Heideman, who led the delegation,...
09/10/2021
20 years ago, the UN Durban Conference aimed to combat racism. It devolved into a โ€˜festival of hateโ€™ against Jews. - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

In the news: We reflect on 2001 U.N. Durban Conference. Our Honorary President Richard Heideman, who led the delegation, plus our Director of Latin American Affairs Eduardo Kohn talk to JTA News about their experiences at the conference that devolved into anti-Israel hatred. https://www.jta.org/2021/09/09/politics/20-years-ago-the-un-durban-conference-aimed-to-combat-racism-it-devolved-into-a-festival-of-hate-against-jews

See our series "Durban Revisited" for more insights and analysis on the 2001 event and the ramifications since: https://www.bnaibrith.org/durban-at-20.html

#DurbanRevisited #Durbanat20

An oral history from those who experienced the antisemitic chaos, which ushered in a new era: โ€œI saw grown men crying, weeping. It was that bad.โ€

A welcome and overdue exchange with the EU Neighbourhood & Enlargement on anti-Semitism in Palestinian textbooks, in the...
09/10/2021

A welcome and overdue exchange with the EU Neighbourhood & Enlargement on anti-Semitism in Palestinian textbooks, in the latest WGAS hearing.

We need clarity, transparency and accountability moving forward.

The IHRA definition of #antisemitism must serve as a clear standard.

๐Ÿ‘‰ More: https://ejpress.org/for-first-time-eu-senior-official-publicly-states-that-palestinian-textbooks-are-deeply-problematic-before-parliament-meets-to-discuss-freezing-funds/

A welcome and overdue exchange with the EU Neighbourhood & Enlargement on anti-Semitism in Palestinian textbooks, in the latest WGAS hearing.

We need clarity, transparency and accountability moving forward.

The IHRA definition of #antisemitism must serve as a clear standard.

๐Ÿ‘‰ More: https://ejpress.org/for-first-time-eu-senior-official-publicly-states-that-palestinian-textbooks-are-deeply-problematic-before-parliament-meets-to-discuss-freezing-funds/

#MakeAnImpact โ€“ Our IMPACT fellowship met for their sixth session to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.๐Ÿ™Œ Thank yo...
09/09/2021

#MakeAnImpact โ€“ Our IMPACT fellowship met for their sixth session to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

๐Ÿ™Œ Thank you to our guest speakers for their perspectives:

โ˜‘๏ธ Yossi Klein Halevi, New York Times best-selling author of โ€œLetters To My Palestinian Neighborโ€

โ˜‘๏ธ Jonathan Rosenzweig, Director of Palestinian Affairs, Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

09/09/2021
Kudos to Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น and Croatia ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท for joining the growing list of democracies not attending the United Nations' 20th anni...
09/08/2021
Italy, Croatia bring countries boycotting Durban conference to 14

Kudos to Italy ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น and Croatia ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท for joining the growing list of democracies not attending the United Nations' 20th anniversary commemoration of the #Durban Conference, which became a festival of anti-Jewish, anti-Israel hatred.

We urge more nations to reject racism and anti-Semitism and boycott #DurbanIV.

Countries that boycotted Durban conferences in the past but have yet to state their position this year are Poland and New Zealand.

๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ต ๐—ง๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—•'๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ถ ๐—•'๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น!
09/03/2021

๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ต ๐—ง๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—•'๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ถ ๐—•'๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น!

๐—ฆ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ต ๐—ง๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—•'๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ถ ๐—•'๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น!

Honored to meet ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. B'nai B'rith President Charles Kaufman and other American Jew...
09/02/2021

Honored to meet ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. B'nai B'rith President Charles Kaufman and other American Jewish leaders met with President Zelensky at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum during his visit to Washington, D.C. ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

09/02/2021
B'nai B'rith Revisited | #DurbanRevisited

Where did todayโ€™s spike in anti-Semitism, anti-Israel hatred and the growth of the BDS movement begin? Their newest roots were planted at the 2001 U.N. World Conference against Racism, which took place in Durban, South Africa 20 years ago. #Durbanat20

Israel ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ is condemned more at the U.N. than all other countries, and the 2001 conference on racism was no different.

Learn about what's fueling modern-day #antisemitism and anti-Zionism by watching our series, in partnership with JBS, โ€œDurban Revisited.โ€ https://bit.ly/durban-at-20-bnaibrith-playlist

Bโ€™nai Bโ€™rith works every day for the security of #Israel, the Jewish national homeland. Support our work protecting and defending Israel: https://www.bnaibrith.org

How is the EU dealing with anti-Semitic content in Palestinian schoolbooks?Join us for an in-depth exchange with Henrike...
09/02/2021

How is the EU dealing with anti-Semitic content in Palestinian schoolbooks?

Join us for an in-depth exchange with Henrike Trautmann, EU Neighbourhood & Enlargement Acting Director, WGAS MEPs Nicola Beer and David Lega, and experts.

๐Ÿ‘‰ REGISTER: https://bit.ly/2VcUFMy

How is the EU dealing with anti-Semitic content in Palestinian schoolbooks?

Join us for an in-depth exchange with Henrike Trautmann, EU Neighbourhood & Enlargement Acting Director, WGAS MEPs Nicola Beer and David Lega, and experts.

๐Ÿ‘‰ REGISTER: https://bit.ly/2VcUFMy

09/02/2021
DURBAN REVISITED: Anti-Zionism and Anti-Semitism

Watch: B'nai B'rith Director of U.N. and Intercommunal Affairs David Michaels speaks with former Maldives Foreign Minister Ahmed Shaheed, South African activist Olga Meshoe Washington, NGO Monitor President Gerald Steinberg and Sherri Mandell, the mother of an Israeli terror victim, about the 2001 Durban Conference's legacy of anti-Zionism and #antisemitism. #DurbanRevisited

๐——๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ž๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„? In August and September 2001, a U.N. conference on racism in Durban, South Africa, degenerated into anti-I...
09/02/2021

๐——๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ž๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„? In August and September 2001, a U.N. conference on racism in Durban, South Africa, degenerated into anti-Israel, anti-Semitic hostility and violence.

Now, in time for the 20th anniversary of this shocking event, Bโ€™nai Bโ€™rith, in partnership with JBS, presents an important series: #DurbanRevisited.

Featured luminaries include onetime Soviet prisoner of conscience Natan Sharansky, New York Times columnist Bret Stephens, former U.S national security advisor John Bolton, French public intellectual Bernard-Henri Lรฉvy and many more.

Three weeks of programs will conclude with an exclusive interview with Bโ€™nai Bโ€™rith Honorary President Richard D. Heideman, who led the Jewish caucus at Durban and ultimately a walkout from it, along with his wife, International March of the Living President Phyllis G. Heideman.

How did the seeds of hate planted in Durban grow into todayโ€™s spike in #antisemitism and the BDS movement? Watch Durban Revisited for an insightful analysis.

The schedule can be found here: www.bnaibrith.org/durban-at-20

๐Ÿ‘‰ Watch our series Durban Revisited for analysis on YouTube, including today at 12 p.m. ET: https://bit.ly/bnaibrith-durban-revisited-interviews

๐——๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ž๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„? In August and September 2001, a U.N. conference on racism in Durban, South Africa, degenerated into anti-Israel, anti-Semitic hostility and violence.

Now, in time for the 20th anniversary of this shocking event, Bโ€™nai Bโ€™rith, in partnership with JBS, presents an important series: #DurbanRevisited.

Featured luminaries include onetime Soviet prisoner of conscience Natan Sharansky, New York Times columnist Bret Stephens, former U.S national security advisor John Bolton, French public intellectual Bernard-Henri Lรฉvy and many more.

Three weeks of programs will conclude with an exclusive interview with Bโ€™nai Bโ€™rith Honorary President Richard D. Heideman, who led the Jewish caucus at Durban and ultimately a walkout from it, along with his wife, International March of the Living President Phyllis G. Heideman.

How did the seeds of hate planted in Durban grow into todayโ€™s spike in #antisemitism and the BDS movement? Watch Durban Revisited for an insightful analysis.

The schedule can be found here: www.bnaibrith.org/durban-at-20

๐Ÿ‘‰ Watch our series Durban Revisited for analysis on YouTube, including today at 12 p.m. ET: https://bit.ly/bnaibrith-durban-revisited-interviews

๐Ÿ”” MARK YOUR CALENDARS!๐Ÿ—“๏ธ December 19th and 20thJoin us for our Annual Leadership Forum, presented virtually for the 2nd ...
09/01/2021

๐Ÿ”” MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ December 19th and 20th

Join us for our Annual Leadership Forum, presented virtually for the 2nd straight year. โœจ

We'll speak with special guests about everything from rising global #antisemitism to rapidly evolving geopolitics and relations in the Middle East, to defending #Israel at the U.N. and the world stage and more.

STAY TUNED for updates!

๐Ÿ”” MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ December 19th and 20th

Join us for our Annual Leadership Forum, presented virtually for the 2nd straight year. โœจ

We'll speak with special guests about everything from rising global #antisemitism to rapidly evolving geopolitics and relations in the Middle East, to defending #Israel at the U.N. and the world stage and more.

STAY TUNED for updates!

#OTD in 1939, N**i Germany invaded Poland, starting WWII.Unthinkable atrocities followed for Europe and the world, espec...
09/01/2021

#OTD in 1939, N**i Germany invaded Poland, starting WWII.

Unthinkable atrocities followed for Europe and the world, especially for European Jewry, 6 million of whom were murdered in the #Holocaust.

May the world never know such destruction and callous disregard for life ever again.

09/01/2021
DURBAN REVISITED: Irwin Cotler, Canada's Special Envoy on Preserving Holocaust Remembrance & Combating Anti-Semitism

Canada's Special Envoy on Preserving Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Anti-Semitism and former MP Irwin Cotler speaks with B'nai B'rith CEO Dan Mariaschin for โ€œDurban Revisited,โ€ a series marking 20 years since the U.N.'s infamous Durban Conference that was overtaken by anti-Jewish, anti-Israel bigotry.

Cotler shares his reflections as an attendee of the conference, how the #Durban legacy of hate continues and key lessons learned in combating anti-Israel sentiment.

#DurbanRevisited #Durbanat20 #ZionismIsntRacism

So pleased to see that #Bahrain's first ambassador to #Israel H.E. Khalid Al Jalahma has officially begun his post in Te...
08/31/2021

So pleased to see that #Bahrain's first ambassador to #Israel H.E. Khalid Al Jalahma has officially begun his post in Tel Aviv just over a year since the two nations agreed to establish diplomatic ties as part of the #AbrahamAccords.

Shalom and welcome to Israel, Your Excellency! ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

So pleased to see that #Bahrain's first ambassador to #Israel H.E. Khalid Al Jalahma has officially begun his post in Tel Aviv just over a year since the two nations agreed to establish diplomatic ties as part of the #AbrahamAccords.

Shalom and welcome to Israel, Your Excellency! ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

08/31/2021
DURBAN REVISITED: NYT Columnist Bret Stephens

Join us for the first in a series of programs with the Jewish Broadcasting Service (JBS) marking 20 years since the infamous U.N. conference on racism. #DurbanRevisited

In the first conversation, New York Times columnist Bret Stephens discusses Israel, Zionism and anti-Semitism with B'nai B'rith International CEO Dan Mariaschin.

โ—๏ธWe're opening our Disaster and Emergency Relief Fund to support those affected by #HurricaneIdaโ—Ida made landfall in s...
08/30/2021

โ—๏ธWe're opening our Disaster and Emergency Relief Fund to support those affected by #HurricaneIdaโ—

Ida made landfall in southeastern #Louisiana on August 29 and struck the Gulf Coast on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

The Category 4 storm has already caused significant flooding, and widespread power outages. As the storm continues to move inland, it threatens to bring more flooding in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi.

โœจ ๐——๐—ข๐—ก๐—”๐—ง๐—˜ to support our relief efforts and help those in need: https://bit.ly/bnaibrith-donate-to-hurricane-ida-relief-fund

Read more: https://www.bnaibrith.org/press-releases/bnai-brith-assisting-those-affected-by-hurricane-ida

โ—๏ธWe're opening our Disaster and Emergency Relief Fund to support those affected by #HurricaneIdaโ—

Ida made landfall in southeastern #Louisiana on August 29 and struck the Gulf Coast on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

The Category 4 storm has already caused significant flooding, and widespread power outages. As the storm continues to move inland, it threatens to bring more flooding in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi.

โœจ ๐——๐—ข๐—ก๐—”๐—ง๐—˜ to support our relief efforts and help those in need: https://bit.ly/bnaibrith-donate-to-hurricane-ida-relief-fund

Read more: https://www.bnaibrith.org/press-releases/bnai-brith-assisting-those-affected-by-hurricane-ida

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So it has come to my attention that fb moderators that dislike my posts have been marking them as hate speech. I called out one today for doing just that. At first they blamed Facebook for not giving them more options for flagging. I said ok, but my post wasnโ€™t hate speech, so please fix that. I donโ€™t need problems from Facebook. Then they went off on a rant spewing political rhetoric at me. I didnโ€™t reply to it except to say please correct my post flag it wasnโ€™t hate speech, but they continued. Like a crazy person to spew rhetoric. Clearly this person has no business moderating anything. Posts that donโ€™t break rules should not be flagged as hate speech just because you donโ€™t like them. That is pure censorship. But this is whatโ€™s happening. Sadly after trying to explain i am neither a democrat or a republican, Iโ€™m just trying to not be labeled as hate speech, he signed off with this lovely note. Here is my post and his note. Apparently calling out antisemitism makes me a racist and a terrorist. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ
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B'nai B'rith International plans to go live. 80 Years Since the Pogrom in Iasi, Romania โ€ข H.E. Radu Ioanid, Ambassador of Romania to the State of Israel โ€ข Alexandru Muraru, M.P., Romanian Special Representative for Combating Anti-Semitism and Xenophobia https://www.facebook.com/events/623359081908428?ref=newsfeed
May is Jewish American Heritage Month. You are invited to visit the newly expanded website http://www.amuseum.org/jahf to read and watch videos about honorees such as Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Albert Einstein, Joseph Pulitzer, Barbra Streisand, etc.
May is Jewish American Heritage Month. You are invited to visit the newly expanded website http://www.amuseum.org/jahf to read and watch videos about honorees such as Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Albert Einstein, Joseph Pulitzer, Barbra Streisand, etc.
May is Jewish American Heritage Month. You are invited to visit the newly expanded website http://www.amuseum.org/jahf to read and watch videos about honorees such as Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Albert Einstein, Joseph Pulitzer, Barbra Streisand, etc.
May is Jewish American Heritage Month. You are invited to visit the newly expanded website http://www.amuseum.org/jahf to read and watch videos about honorees such as Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Albert Einstein, Joseph Pulitzer, Barbra Streisand, etc.
May is Jewish American Heritage Month. You are invited to visit the newly expanded website http://www.amuseum.org/jahf to read and watch videos about honorees such as Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Albert Einstein, Joseph Pulitzer, Barbra Streisand, etc.