Tag Archives: United Nations

Leading US Jewish groups decry top legal award for anti-Israel UN official

NEW YORK — Leading US Jewish groups and legal organizations on Tuesday called on prominent law firms to cut their support for a prestigious award that will be given to a UN human rights official, saying her anti-Israel activities were discriminatory against Jews and Israel. Read more » »

B’nai B’rith Kicks Off Annual Advocacy Meetings with World Leaders on Sidelines of U.N. General Assembly – B’nai B’rith International

B’nai B’rith International, which is distinguished by global grassroots and has spearheaded Jewish engagement with the United Nations beginning in 1945, is leading an annual marathon of communal meetings on behalf of several organizations with world leaders attending the opening of the U.N. General Assembly session. Read more » »

B’nai B’rith Webinar Examines U.N. Request for Advisory Opinion on Israel by International Court of Justice – B’nai B’rith International

(Washington, D.C., Sep. 7, 2023)—A B’nai B’rith International webinar on Thursday discussed the United Nations General Assembly’s request that the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issue an advisory opinion on the legality of Israeli policies. The webinar explored why the move by the U.N. was unjustified and deeply unhelpful to peacemaking. Read more » »

B’nai B’rith Webinar: Israel and the International Court of Justice – B’nai B’rith International

(Washington, D.C., August 31, 2023)—The World Court has been asked by the United Nations General Assembly to issue yet another advisory opinion on the legality of Israeli policies alone, as it did nearly 20 years ago. Read more » »

Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs mobilizes significant support for Israel’s position ahead of ICJ advisory opinion – B’nai B’rith International

Israel Hayom reported on B’nai B’rith International filing a brief with the International Court of Justice arguing that the court should refrain from issuing an opinion against Israel that was referred to it by the U.N. General Assembly. Read in Israel Hayom (in Hebrew). Read more » »

B’nai B’rith Sends Brief to International Court of Justice – B’nai B’rith International

Rejects Request for Advisory Opinion Against Israel B’nai B’rith International, B’nai Brith Canada and the B’nai B’rith World Center-Jerusalem have jointly sent a brief to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) with arguments why the court should Read more » »

‘Shameful, far-fetched, completely detached from reality,’ Erdan says of UN head’s Jenin comments – JNS.org

(July 7, 2023 / JNS) Two days after Israel completed a counter-terrorism operation in Jenin—during which it seized bombs, guns and hundreds of thousands of shekels in terror funds—António Guterres, secretary-general of the United Nations, blamed the Jewish state solely for using excessive force. The U.N. Read more » »

Amid stark disagreement, UN postpones antisemitism meeting – JNS.org

(June 12, 2023 / JNS) The United Nations was supposed to convene a meeting with Jewish leaders and global antisemitism envoys next week in Cordoba, Spain to unveil its plan to combat antisemitism. It has postponed that meeting, amid stark disagreement over the contents of the draft plan. Read more » »

Embrace IHRA antisemitism definition, 160 Jewish groups tell UN – JNS.org

“International efforts to fight antisemitism can only succeed if reflecting the actual realities faced by Jews today,” B’nai B’rith CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin. 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 » »