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A six-member solidarity mission consisting of members of the newly-elected Executive Committee of B’nai B’rith Europe will visit Israel this Tuesday-Thursday (July 22-24) to be briefed by government officials on the ongoing conflict with Hamas, learn firsthand about the realities faced by Israelis in the most heavily shelled areas and to convey from the organization a message of unity with the people of Israel. 

Among other things, the mission is scheduled to meet with government officials, local representatives and leading academics. 

On Wednesday the group will travel to the South for meetings with local officials and residents in the cities of Ashkelon and  Sderot, and in the Merhavim and Hof Ashkelon regional councils and will visit an Iron Dome battery. 

The mission program is arranged by the B’nai B’rith World Center in Jerusalem, B’nai B’rith’s permanent presence in Jerusalem and public affairs arm in Israel.

Members of the mission are: Daniel Citone, Vice President, B’nai B’rith Europe (Italy), Valerie Achache, Vice President, BBE (Belgium), Lionel Sebban, Treasurer, BBE (France), Yona Delouya, President, B’nai B’rith South France, Solomon Bali, Executive Board member, BBE (Bulgaria) and Deborah Abisror, Director, BBE (France).

B’nai B’rith Europe – an affiliate of B’nai B’rith International – is represented in 29 countries throughout Europe, with over 5.000 members. With an office based in Brussels it is represented at the European Parliament, the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, the United Nations in Geneva and UNESCO in Paris.