B’NAI B’RITH EUROPE NEWS – November 2014

 B’NAI B’RITH EUROPE NEWS – November 2014

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B’NAI B’RITH EUROPE NEWS – November 2014

Dear Sisters and Brothers, dear Friends,

Please find here a selection of news from B’nai B’rith Europe.


Antisemitic incident in Europe: Before during and after the war. 
The wish of this report was to get a broad picture on what was happening coincided with the announcement by the OSCE to organize a conference about the topic where B’nai B’rith will participate in Berlin this week end.READ THE ENTIRE REPORT
Article by Peter Werner, President of the B’nai B’rith Tolerancia Lodge, Bratislava.
In the framework of the European Day of Jewish Heritage, B’nai B’rith Lodge Tolerance has continued its tradition of opening doors of the world-famous rabbi Chatam Sofer Memorial to a wide public. READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE
Report by Jan Lerbletier, President of the B’nai B’rith Renaissance – Praha lodge in Czech Republic.
The annual meeting of Central European B’nai B’rith Lodges started back in 2008 in Bratislava and since then BB lodges from Bratislava, Kosice, Prague and Budapest decided to take turn in organizing such annual event. READ THE ENTIRE REPORT
Israel, Abbas and the Security Council: The Newest Standoff
Article by David Michaels ( Director of UN and intercommunal affairs )
As much as any other year, 2014 epitomizes the intractable nature of the overlapping security and political quandaries facing Israel and the Middle East more broadly.

Opening of Poland Jewish Museum
Deborah Abisror, Director of B’nai B’rith Europe, attended the opening ceremony of the Museum of the history of Polish jews in Warsaw, on October 28th. It was a well organized and grand ceremony on a beautiful autumn’s day. Many high ranking Polish officials participated, which included strong speeches from the Polish and Israeli Presidents. Polin, the yiddish word for Poland, means ‘here we need to be’, referencing to the rich 1000 years history of the Jews in Poland. The museum of the living Jewish history was opened including the entrance of a holocaust survivor and a young boy from the Jewish primary school.

Chair of the European Parliament Delegation for relations with Israel’s first visit in Israel 
Member of the European Parliament and newly appointed Chair of the European Parliament Delegation for relations with Israel Fulvio Martusciello, a Christian Democrat from Italy, visited Israel this week for the first time at the invitation of B’nai B’rith International. Joining Martusciello on the trip was MEP and previous delegation chair Bas Belder, a European Conservative from the Netherlands.


Kesher Day in Geneva
The 2d Kesher Day Geneva  was held  on the 2d of November 2014.
Erika Van Gelder, President of B’nai B’rith Europe was one of the participants at the invitation of Raoul Beck, the President of the Henri Dunant Lodge, Geneva.
What a Day!!! Great event, great organization, lots of participants, interesting  speakers…READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE

Save the date! B’nai B’rith France opens its doors .

On Sunday November 30th, from 14h30 to 18h30, come and assist to various conferences held by B’nai B’rith France, in la Mairie du 17ème, 16-20 rue des Batignolles, 75017 PARIS. SEE THE FLYER