In fact, the World Center was instrumental in arranging missions to Israel for U.N. diplomats and members of European Parliament. The World Center also played a big role in organizing meetings for the Israeli leg of the Jewish and American-Hellenic delegation's tri-state trip.
Your support on Israel Independence Day means that the World Center can continue advocating for Israel at the highest levels of government; educating diplomats, politicians and members of civil society on the Jewish state; commemorating Yom Hashoah; and providing aid for victims of terror.
World Center Draws International Coverage With Presentation Of Jewish Rescuers Citation On Yom Hashoah
It’s the Holocaust rescue story that often goes untold—Jews who put their lives on the line to save their fellow Jews.
The B’nai B’rith World Center in Jerusalem and Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael (KKL-JNF) held, for the 14th consecutive year, a unique joint Holocaust commemoration ceremony on Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day).
This is the only event dedicated annually to commemorating the heroism of Jews who rescued fellow Jews during the Holocaust. More than 850 people attended the event, including about 200 Border Patrol Cadets who provided an honor guard and 200 high school students, along with Jewish rescuers and survivors. The ceremony was held at the B’nai B’rith Martyr’s Forest “Scroll of Fire” Plaza.
The ceremony honoring Shmuil Markowitz Pevzner, who succeeded in rescuing 300 children from Poland, was covered internationally, with coverage in English, Hebrew, Russian and Spanish.
Assisting Israelis Who Are Victims Of Terror
Recently, Schneider delivered a check to the wife and daughter of St. Sgt. Tuvia Yanai Weissman, who was murdered in February 2016 in a grocery store by Palestinian terrorists.
Below, Schneider describes his most recent experience:
Nearly all of the 10 presentations have been made to victims of Palestinian terrorism, and not one of the encounters, usually in their living rooms, was an easy experience. The process begins with a cautious telephone call to broach our intention to make the grant (at least one guardian refused our largess) and set a meeting to hand over the grant check. I made the latest, particularly heartbreaking presentation, last week just before the Passover holiday to Yael Weissman for the benefit of her 7-month old daughter, Neta. Their husband and father, St. Sgt. Tuvia Yanai Weissman (21), was murdered on Thursday, Feb. 18, while trying to protect them and other shoppers from two 14-year old, knife-wielding Palestinian terrorists at the Rami Levy supermarket at Sha’ar Binyamin.
Critical Insight Into Israel and the surrounding geopolitics
World Center Director Alan Schneider routinely provides analysis and insight for BnaiBrith.org regarding the latest goings-on on Israel. Whether it's commentary on Israel's current security concerns amidst the rough neighborhood that is the Middle East, an update on recent terror attacks or lending his expertise to members of Knesset, Schneider gives valuable context to some of the pressing issues facing the Jewish state.
WATCH: B’nai B’rith World Center – Jerusalem Director Alan Schneider delivers a speech (Hebrew) at a conference held at the Knesset to launch a new caucus.