- Will Iran still constitute a mortal threat to Israel?
- Will global anti-Semitism be contained?
- Will efforts to delegitimize Israel still be rampant?
- Will the Social Security “safety net” be weakened?
- Will Iran continue to make dangerous inroads into Latin America?
Learn more about our 2012 conference below.
Policy Conference Wrap-Up
> Sen. Joe Lieberman and Ambassador Michael Oren Highlight 2012 B'nai B'rith Policy Conference; Allan J. Jacobs Re-Elected President
> Allan J. Jacobs of Lake Forest, Ill., Re-Elected President of B'nai B'rith International
Re-Appointed Chairman of the Executive Committee
> Gary P. Saltzman of Centennial, Colo., Re-Appointed Chairman of the Executive Committee of B'nai B'rith International
> Michael Oren, Israeli Ambassador to U.S., Outlines Threats Facing Israel at B'nai B'rith Policy Conference
> Sen. Joe Lieberman Calls for Bipartisanship in Washington; if Sanctions Don't Work, U.S. Should Lead Global Coalition
Elected Senior Vice Presidents
> Ira Bartfield of Arlington, Va., Elected B'nai B'rith International Senior Vice President
> Leon Birbragher of Bogota, Colombia, Elected B'nai B'rith International Senior Vice President
> Daniel Citone of Rome Elected B'nai B'rith International Senior Vice President
> Haim Katz of Jerusalem Elected B'nai B'rith International Senior Vice President
> Charles Kaufman of Austin, Texas, Elected B'nai B'rith International Senior Vice President
> Rosalind Klein of Northridge, Calif., Elected B'nai B'rith International Senior Vice President
> Seth J. Riklin of Sugar Land, Texas Re-Elected Treasurer of B'nai B'rith International
Re-Elected Chief Justice
> William K. Peirez of Great Neck, N.Y., Re-Elected Chief Justice of B'nai B'rith International
Moe and Berdie Kudler Award
> Jerry Magel of Los Angeles Recognized for Efforts to Feed the Hungry
Label A. Katz Award Winners
> Eduardo Weinstein of Santiago, Chile, Wins 2012 B'nai B'rith Outstanding Young Leader Award
> Stephen Stern of Annapolis, Md., Wins 2012 B'nai B'rith Outstanding Young Leader Award
> Jorge Silberberg of Montevideo, Uruguay, Wins 2012 B'nai B'rith Outstanding Young Leader Award
> Rebecca Saltzman of Denver Wins 2012 B'nai B'rith Outstanding Young Leader Award
> Edwige Ouaknine of Lev, France, Wins 2012 B'nai B'rith Outstanding Young Leader Award
> Ralph Attie of Panama City, Panama, Wins 2012 B'nai B'rith Outstanding Young Leader Award
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> B'nai B'rith Chile
> B'nai B'rith Latin America and the Caribbean (Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Ecuador, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and Venezuela)
> B'nai B'rith Uruguay and Paraguay
> B'nai B'rith World Center in Israel
The 2012 B’nai B’rith International Policy Conference has brought together young adults, seniors and those in between to discuss the most important issues facing global Jewry today.
From the moment the 2012 Policy Conference opened until the concluding session that will be spent on Capitol Hill visiting congressional representatives and their staffs, attendees had the chance to get the most reliable information available anywhere, ask questions and dialogue on the most critical issues on the contemporary Jewish agenda.
- Counter-terrorism: Keeping Israel and the rest of the Jewish world safe from terrorists.
- The relentless campaign to delegitimize Israel.
- The views of the U.S. presidential candidates on Israel and other key issues of Jewish communities around the world.
- The scourge of anti-Semitism in Europe, Latin America and elsewhere.
- The ongoing threat to Israel from Iran.
- Protecting the safety net for seniors: preserving and enhancing Social Security and Medicare.
- The United Nations: friend or foe for Israel?
- And other vital issues
It’s not enough to just learn about and discuss critical issues, to really make a difference you need to present your views to those who have the power to effect change. Tuesday morning kicked off with a strategy breakfast on how to be an effective advocate and then members from across the country traveled to Capitol Hill where they had a chance to meet with congressional representatives and their staff on key domestic and international issues.
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