On the latest episode of Radio JAI, Eduardo Kohn, B'nai B'rith director of Latin American Affairs, discussed several of the important issues facing the continent's Jewish population.
Eduardo Kohn, executive director of B'nai B'rith Latin America Eduardo Kohn, director ejecutivo de B'nai B'rith Latinoamérica, se refirió en Radio Jai a la reunión organizada en Quito por el Comité por los Derechos Inalienables de los Palestinos.
También elogió la actitud de rechazo que tuvo la sociedad chilena con respecto a la aparición de un colegio de arte nazi y, finalmente, hizo hincapié en las conversaciones entre Estados Unidos y Uruguay por el envío de presos de Guantánamo al país rioplatense.
El Comité de la ONU por los Derechos Inalienables de los Palestinos se reunió entre martes y miércoles en Quito, Ecuador, en donde tocaron varios temas importantes, sobre todo ligados a las conversaciones de paz con Israel.
El director ejecutivo de B'nai B'rith Latinoamérica, Eduardo Kohn, analizó lo sucedido en este cónclave y aseguró que él mismo demostró cómo se podría ayudar para que dichas negociaciones prosperen en lugar de naufragar...(more)
The latest edition of B’nai B’rith’s “Bar des Fleurs” radio show featured the visit to the Struthof concentration camp in Alsace.
Listen to a clip of the program (in French) below:
For more, listen to the complete "Bar des Fleurs" program.
Cette semaine, le bar des fleurs sort des studios et part à la rencontre d’une délégation de députés espagnols en visite au camps du Struthof.
Un reportage de Sybille Zaktreger dans le bar des fleurs, une émission en partenariat avec le B’nai Brith France et le B’nai B'rith International...(more)
B'nai B'rith International Geneva representative Klaus Netter, delivering a public statement at the UN Human Rights Council, derides the body's obsessive condemnation of Israel at the expense of focus on the gravest rights abuses globally. He begins speaking at the 01:02:00 mark.
Eduardo Kohn, director ejecutivo de B'nai B'rith Latinoamérica, se refirió en Radio Jai a las denuncias formuladas por el Consejo de Derechos Humanos de Naciones Unidas por las gravísimas violaciones a los derechos humanos en Siria, Irán y Venezuela, en el marco del período número 25 de sesiones ordinarias.
Más de 300 integrantes de minorías religiosas estaban detenidos en Irán, solamente hasta el mes de enero. Los prisioneros en este país sufren "humillaciones degradantes", denunció Kohn.
El Director Ejecutivo de B'nai B'rith Latinoamérica se refirió a la reunión que mantendrán el grupo de los Estados que integran el grupo 5 + 1 con Irán para discutir el plan nuclear del régimen de Teherán. "El primer resultado fue que sigue su marcha hacia la bomba atómica, y ahora le redujeron las sanciones económicas. Va a seguir riéndose de nosotros hasta el infinito", resaltó. ...(more)
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) — Victims’ families, government officials and diplomats gathered in Buenos Aires at the former site of the Israeli embassy to mark the 22nd anniversary of the terrorist bombing there.
“The terrorist goes against the Koran, the Torah and the New Testament,” Israel’s ambassador to Buenos Aires, Dorit Shavit, told the gathering on Tuesday. “The State of Israel state speaks out against those that brandish a religious flag with fanaticism.”
The March 17, 1992 attack killed 29 and injured nearly 300. The commemoration was held Tuesday due to Purim celebrations on the actual anniversary date of the bombing.
“Here there was life” is the motto of this year’s commemoration, which also includes an icon marker with the motto “Here there was life” on the Buenos Aires City interactive map at the corner where the embassy was located.
“Today’s world prioritizes the digital field and the technological field, so we decided to incorporate that dimension to our social expression,” Dovrat Zilbertstain, the cultural and press attache of the Israeli embassy, told JTA. “The technology is a new tool to spread a deep social message.”
Also Tuesday, the opposition parties in Argentina organized a public hearing at the National Parliament and requested the repeal of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between Argentina and Iran to jointly investigate the 1994 AMIA terrorist attack, which killed 85 and injured hundreds at the Jewish center in Buenos Aires.
The opposition parties uniting for one request is rare, especially with the 2015 presidential campaign nearing.
Six Iranians are wanted by Interpol in connection with the AMIA bombing, including Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi.
In decrying the pact, B’nai B’rith International Executive Vice President Daniel Mariaschin said in a statement, “It is astounding that even with a mass of evidence pinning both terrorist attacks in Buenos Aires on Iran, Argentina has instead aligned itself with the regime responsible in a dubious attempt to find answers.” ... (more)
In addition to JTA, this article also ran in The Jerusalem Post.
BETHLEHEM — Josiah Cohen first came to Israel last summer through a religious study tour organized by Wheaton College, an evangelical liberal arts school in Illinois where he studies music education
An active member of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, Cohen, 20, said he “fell in love with the land,” but craved firsthand contact with the people, an element lacking in the for-credit school pilgrimage he joined.
So Cohen began saving money through extra shifts as a college writing consultant, also appealing to family and friends for financial assistance — all so he could attend Christ at the Checkpoint, a biennial conference organized by Bethlehem Bible College for evangelicals from across the world. This year, 650 participants arrived from 15 countries.
“In Wheaton in the Holy Lands I looked at dead stones, at ancient ruins. Now I’m talking to living stones, to people living in their homes and communities,” Cohen told The Times of Israel last week. “I’ve spoken to Palestinian refugees, pastors, Israelis, foreigners living in the land, messianic Jews.”
The evangelical community is typically viewed as the backbone of unmitigated Israel support in the United States. But listening to Cohen and his friends speak of their experiences here is understanding that this may be rapidly changing, especially among the younger generation. ... (more)
IsraAID, an Israeli civilian disaster relief organization, will send a team to Bulgaria on Monday to help the country with its growing Syrian refugee population, which presently stands at 11,000
The mission will provide food and supplies, as well as assist the authorities in constructing a program to improve the psycho-social wellbeing of the refugees, the organization said.
The Bulgarian government issued an appeal to the international community after struggling to feed and house the thousands of Syrians who had fled to the country via Turkey.
The brutal war in Syria between the regime and its foes shows no sign of abating and has killed at least 146,000 people since it erupted in mid-March 2011. Some 2.5 million Syrians have fled abroad and another 6.5 million have been internally displaced by the conflict.
The refugees in Bulgaria are currently housed in overcrowded camps, with limited access to basic amenities and living under poor hygienic conditions.
The program, sponsored by B’nai B’rith International and the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and implemented in conjunction with The Shai Fund, marks the first IsraAID mission to Europe.
The latest edition of B’nai B’rith’s “Bar des Fleurs” radio show featured an interview with a vice-president of the European Parliament, Alejo Vidal-Quadras. The discussion focused on the Middle East, the situation in Ukraine, the Iranian nuclear deal and what role the EU can the play in these issues. The show, in French, can be listened to here.
Bar des Fleurs is a bi-monthly radio show coordinated between B’nai B’rith International and B’nai B’rith France and recorded at Radio Judaica Strasbourg. During each show B’nai B’rith Director for EU Affairs Nuno Wahnon Martins interviews a decision maker from the European Parliament.
El director ejecutivo de B'nai B'rith Latinoamérica, Eduardo Kohn, habló sobre un aniversario del atentado a la Embajada de Israel, que conmemora 22 años sin justicia el próximo lunes. El titular de la entidad denunció la hipocresía de la comunidad internacional que "apaña los actos terroristas de Irán" contra el Estado judío ... (more)
Surrounded by friends and staff from B’Nai B’rith Homecrest House in Silver Spring, Henrietta Seltzer turned 100 years old Friday.
Seltzer grew up in New York and majored in history at Hunter College. She married Morris Seltzer in 1933 and they had two children. ... (more)
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