B’nai B’rith International disassociated itself from an article critical of Gilad Shalit published in a Canadian Jewish newspaper closely associated with B’nai Brith Canada.
In anticipation of Shalit’s four-city visit to Canada in September, the Jewish Tribune criticized the former captive Israeli soldier.
“The Jewish Tribune story in no way represents the views of B’nai B’rith International or its members and supporters around the world,” B’nai B’rith International said in a statement. “B’nai B’rith International has the deepest respect for Shalit and the horrors he endured as a Hamas captive.”
The statement added that the organization hosted Shalit as a guest at the B’nai B’rith Europe Young Jewish Adult Forum in London last November, where he was made an honorary B’nai B’rith International member....more.
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