Category Archives: B’nai B’rith International

Living Yiddish in New York – B’nai B’rith International

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Opinion in JNS: A definition of antisemitism that harms Jews – B’nai B’rith International

In a JNS op-ed, B’nai B’rith Director of Legislative Affairs, Rabbi Eric Fusfield discusses the unprecedented U.S. National Strategy to Counter Antisemitism released by the White House, which aims to address the numerous challenges faced by the American Jewish community. Read Rabbi Eric Fusfield’s op-ed on Read more » »

B’nai B’rith Lauds White House Strategy to Combat Anti-Semitism – B’nai B’rith International

(Washington, D.C., May 25, 2023)—B’nai B’rith President Seth J. Riklin and CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin have issued the following statement: The new White House national strategy to combat anti-Semitism is a welcome and unprecedented effort by the U.S. government to address the growing issue of anti-Jewish animus in the country. Read more » »

College Students: Help Address Anti-Semitism on Social Media; B’nai B’rith Essay Contest Winners Can Earn Up to $2500 College Scholarship – B’nai B’rith International

The B’nai B’rith International 2023 None Shall Be Afraid Essay Contest invites students between the ages of 18 and 22 to address the prevalence of anti-Semitism on social media and how to combat it. Winners will earn scholarships and have the opportunity to have their essays published. The deadline to submit an essay is July 10, 2023. Read more » »

More than 160 Jewish Communities and Organizations Across the Globe Urge UN to Use IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism in UN Action Plan – B’nai B’rith International

More than 160 Jewish communities and organizations across the globe called on the United Nations to make use of the Working Definition of Antisemitism from the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) in its forthcoming action plan to counter antisemitism. Read more » »

Opinion Piece: Criticizing Argentine Government Sponsorship of Photo Exhibition on “Nakba”  – B’nai B’rith International

The Argentine Secretary of Human Rights sponsored a photo exhibition on the Palestinian “Nakba.” When announcing this event on Twitter, he used the words “colonization,” “occupation” and “ethnic cleansing” when referring to the events surrounding Israel’s establishment. Read more » »

Opinion in Inside Sources: As Israel Turns 75, What It Means to Me–and What It Should to You – B’nai B’rith International

In Inside Sources, David J. Michaels, Director of U.N. and Intercommunal Affairs at B’nai B’rith International, writes about Israel’s 75th Anniversary: May 14 marked Israel’s 75th birthday. For many of us, Israel is simply a fact of life — and, amid renewed fighting with terrorists in Gaza, a subject of recurrent controversy. Read more » »

B’nai B’rith Deplores First-Time U.N. Event Marking Israel’s Founding As “Nakba” – B’nai B’rith International

B’NAI B’RITH DEPLORES FIRST-TIME U.N. EVENT MARKING ISRAEL’S FOUNDING AS “NAKBA” (Washington, D.C., May 15, 2023)—B’nai B’rith President Seth J. Riklin and CEO Daniel S. Read more » »

Debt Ceiling – What Seniors Need to Know – B’nai B’rith International

If you are like me, starting your day means reading the news. Every morning I read from a collection of websites, usually Politico, CNN and The Hill. Over the past few months, there has been a barrage of stories about the debt ceiling. In fact, I would be hard pressed to find someone who could go 24 hours without finding an article on this topic. Read more » »

UK and US to shun UN ‘Nakba Day’ event as Israel calls for boycott – B’nai B’rith International

Israel called on UN member states to shun the event and B’nai Brith International is circulating a petition calling on officials from UN member states not to attend. The US and UK are expected to stay away from the UN General Assembly’s first-ever commemoration of Nakba Day on May 15. Read more » »