In advance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan. 27, B'nai B'rith International hosted a global program focused on collective responsibility to remember and educate about the Shoah.
We were joined by distinguished guests, including new German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock, European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, Canadian Special Envoy Irwin Cotler and Yad Vashem Chairman Dani Dayan. Read more about the event and rewatch our commemoration.
See how media outlets covered the ceremony:
BILD (in German)
Baerbock Speech on Holocaust Remembrance Day
German Federal Foreign Office
Speech by Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock at the virtual event “International Holocaust Remembrance Day: Responsibilities for All of Society” hosted by B’nai B’rith International
Watch live as German foreign minister speaks at Holocaust memorial event
Anti-Semitism is toxic to democracies’: B’nai B’rith Holocaust event draws world leaders to hear crucial message
Jüdische Allgemeine (in German)
Israel's security is and remains a matter of state
Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger/KSTA (in German)
Day of Remembrance: Baerbock "ashamed" of increase in anti-Semitism in Germany
Political and General News Events from Jan. 21-24
Radio Constanta (in Romanian)
Calendar – January 24
Rador - Altfel (in Romanian)
Forecasts for the week of January 24-30, 2022
RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland/RND (in German)
This is unbearable”: Baerbock “ashamed” of increasing anti-Semitism in Germany
United Nations Holocaust memorial ceremony (Live Stream of B'nai B'rith Event)
WELT (in German)
"People wearing yellow stars that say 'unvaccinated' - unbearable"
The following letter was sent to the editor at Reuters, following their publication of an article entitled “Palestinian woman stabs Israeli, shot by security forces.”
To the Editor:
From top to bottom, “Palestinian woman stabs Israeli, shot by security forces” follows Reuters ongoing bias against Israel.
Starting with your carefully crafted headline, Reuters displays a false equivalence between the Palestinian terrorist who attacked an Israeli civilian and the fate of the attacker.
Through your selective memory, you are fueling a false narrative of Israel oppressing Palestinians, with no regard for relentless terror attacks by Hamas and other Palestinian terrorists.
This story fits in with a long-standing Reuters narrative, casting Israel as the aggressor and Palestinians as victims. Where is any mention of the recent spate of attacks on Jews at train stations and street corners? Where is a recap of the four rabbis murdered as they prayed at a synagogue last month by axe-toting terrorists? Where is discussion of constant Palestinian incitement?
This summer, Israel embarked on a defensive military operation, launched in the aftermath of relentless Hamas rocket attacks into Israel. But the Reuters narrative omits that fact and focuses on a false game of casualty counting.
As a global news agency, Reuters has a powerful platform. Unfortunately, it continues to shape global public opinion according to its own narrative rather than the facts.
Allan J. Jacobs Daniel S. Mariaschin
B’nai B’rith International President B’nai B’rith International Executive Vice President
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