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2009 Releases

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12/31/2009 B’nai B’rith International Mourns Loss Of Indonesian Muslim Leader, A Voice for Dialogue and Peace
12/24/2009 B’nai B’rith Hails Historic Senate Passage of Healthcare Reform Bill
12/23/2009 Anti-Semitic Incidents in Argentina Deeply Troubling
12/22/2009 United States Foreign Aid Bill Reaffirms Commitment to Israel
12/21/2009 Move Toward Sainthood For World War II-Era Pope Disappointing
12/16/2009 B’nai B’rith Urges Senators to Support CLASS Act Provisions in Healthcare Bill
12/16/2009 B’nai B’rith Applauds House Passage of Iran Sanctions Bill
12/10/2009 B’nai B’rith Welcomes OAS Intervention to End Hunger Strike in Venezuela
12/09/2009 New E.U. Proposal on Middle East Peace Process Unacceptable
12/08/2009 B’nai B’rith Confronts the Challenges of Difficult Times at Annual Policy Conference
12/06/2009 B’nai B’rith International Elects New President Dennis W. Glick, Active in B’nai B’rith for 40 Years, Takes Top Position
12/02/2009 B’nai B’rith Condemns E.U. Proposal to Declare East Jerusalem Capital of Palestinian State
12/01/2009 U.N.-Sponsored Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People a Pretense for Anti-Israel Sentiments
11/23/2009 Brazil’s Welcoming of Iranian President Gives Undue Legitimacy to Treacherous Leader
11/20/2009 Senate Poised to Clear Major Procedural Hurdle in Healthcare Debate; B’nai B’rith Encourages Quick Action on Bill
11/18/2009 B’nai B’rith Commemorates 71st Anniversary of Krystallnacht
11/09/2009 B’nai B’rith Welcomes House Passage of Healthcare Reform Measure
11/06/2009 B’nai B’rith Offers Condolences After Tragic Shootings at Fort Hood
11/06/2009 B’nai B’rith Denounces U.N. Vote to Refer Goldstone Report to Security Council
11/04/2009 B’nai B’rith Applauds House for Passing Resolution Against U.N. Goldstone Report
10/30/2009 Iran Shows True Colors in Rejecting Nuclear Deal
10/29/2009 B’nai B’rith Briefs House Staffers on Healthcare Reform Impact on Elderly
10/23/2009 B’nai B’rith Hails Senate for Passing Hate Crimes Legislation
10/20/2009 B’nai B’rith Welcomes White House Focus on Sudan
10/16/2009 B’nai B’rith Denounces U.N. Human Rights Council Acceptance of Biased Goldstone Report
10/15/2009 B’nai B’rith Commends House for Iran Sanctions Measure
10/13/2009 Senate Finance Committee Passage of Healthcare Measure a Solid Step Toward Comprehensive Reform
10/07/2009 B’nai B’rith Joins Israeli Disaster Relief Efforts in Flood-Ravaged Philippines
10/05/2009 B’nai B’rith International Commends Argentina for AMIA indictments
09/30/2009 B’nai B’rith Condemns Anti-Semitic Comments of Honduran Radio Director
09/24/2009 B’nai B’rith Praises Israeli Prime Minister’s Strong Challenge to Iranian President During U.N. Speech
09/24/2009 B’nai B’rith Leader Appointed to U.S. Delegation to Warsaw For International Human Rights Meeting
09/23/2009 Ahmadinejad Uses U.N. Platform to Distort Middle East Situation, Threaten Israel
09/23/2009 Brzezinski’s Comments About Israel’s Possible Defense Against Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Program Worrisome
09/22/2009 B’nai B’rith International Congratulates New UNESCO Leader
09/22/2009 B’nai B’rith Commends House Bill to Provide More Student Loan Dollars to More Students
09/22/2009 Latin American Diplomats, Experts Say Terrorism and Drugs are International Problem
09/16/2009 Long-Awaited Senate Healthcare Bill Falls Short on Key Areas
09/15/2009 Goldstone Report Presents One-Sided and Incomplete Information
09/14/2009 U.S. Must Be Wary in Talks with Iran
09/14/2009 B’nai B’rith Calls for Thorough Investigation of Jewish Cemetery Desecration in Argentina
09/11/2009 National Jewish Leaders Meet on Iran
09/09/2009 President Redirects Conversation on Healthcare Reform B’nai B’rith Urges Lawmakers to Work Together for Comprehensive Healthcare Legislation
09/09/2009 B’nai B’rith Angered by Boycott of Toronto Film Festival
09/08/2009 B’nai B’rith Hopeful President’s Speech Will Reset Healthcare Conversation
09/03/2009 Defense Minister’s Confirmation Proves Iranian Terrorist Agenda
09/02/2009 B’nai B’rith Urges United Nations to Stand Firm on Holocaust Education in the Gaza Strip
08/27/2009 B’nai B’rith Mourns Passing of William Korey
08/26/2009 B’nai B’rith Condemns World Council of Churches Leader’s Statement that Israeli Occupation is a “Sin Against God”
08/26/2009 B’nai B’rith Mourns Sen. Edward Kennedy
08/25/2009 Jewish Poverty in America – B’nai B’rith Magazine Explores a Growing Problem
08/21/2009 Ahmadinejad’s Nomination for Defense Minister Reprehensible
08/17/2009 Israeli Kids Fitting in at Summer Camp
08/07/2009 B’nai B’rith International Supports Bayh-Risch Letter Urging Arab Leaders to Accept Israel
08/06/2009 B’nai B’rith Welcomes Senate Confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to Supreme Court
08/05/2009 B’nai B’rith Deeply Troubled by Medal of Freedom Award to Mary Robinson
08/03/2009 B’nai B’rith Condemns Latest Venezuela Effort to Stifle Democracy as Chavez Shuts Down Privately Held Radio Stations
07/28/2009 B’nai B’rith International Applauds King of Morocco for Speaking Out Against Holocaust
07/27/2009 B’nai B’rith Latin America Leaders Discuss Anti-Semitism, Middle East Peace
07/24/2009 BBI Delegation Meets with Uruguayan Leaders
07/22/2009 Israel Has the Right to Construct Jewish Housing in Eastern Part of Jerusalem
07/22/2009 Healthcare Reform: Difficult, Necessary, and About Time – B’nai B’rith International Endorses Reform to Insure the Uninsured
07/20/2009 B’nai B’rith Applauds Senate Passage of Hate Crimes Legislation
07/10/2009 B’nai B’rith Remembers Third Anniversary of Hezbollah Attack on Israel Launched From Lebanon
07/07/2009 B’nai B’rith Leader Addresses Holocaust Assets Conference in Prague
06/25/2009 Venezuelan Students Deface Synagogue; Guards, Government Fail to Condemn
06/24/2009 B’nai B’rith Team Participates in Holocaust Assets Conference
06/22/2009 Proposed Prescription Drug Plan Funding Could Be Major Help For Seniors in Need
06/15/2009 B’nai B’rith Praises Netanyahu Peace Overtures Toward Arab World
06/15/2009 Iranian Election Likely Fixed, Middle East Expert Tells B’nai B’rith at Board Meeting
06/15/2009 Diaspora Jews Need to Pay More Attention to Israel, B’nai B’rith Survey of Attitudes Toward World Jewry Says
06/12/2009 Election of Libyan as U.N. General Assembly President Bears Scrutiny
06/11/2009 U.N. Secretary-General Addresses B’nai B’rith Global Round Table
06/10/2009 Shooting at U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Deeply Shocking, Disturbing
06/08/2009 Senate ‘HELP’ Committee’s Healthcare Bill Encouraging, But Incomplete
06/08/2009 Boston’s Franklin Simon Earns Distinguished Achievement Award from B’nai B’rith New England Realty Lodge
06/04/2009 Obama Breaks New Ground in Addressing Holocaust Denial, Reinforces Unbreakable U.S.-Israel Ties
06/03/2009 L.A. Book Contest Winners Announced; La Cañada High School Senior Tops Competition
06/03/2009 Small Honduras Jewish Community Launches New B’nai B’rith Lodge
06/02/2009 Helping People and Communities Earns Masaaki Tanaka of Union Bank B’nai B’rith International Distinguished Achievement Award
06/01/2009 B’nai B’rith International President Moishe Smith Addresses Organization of American States Delegation Officials
05/26/2009 B’nai B’rith International Expresses Concern about Reported Involvement of Venezuela and Bolivia in Iran’s Nuclear Proliferation Program
05/22/2009 B’nai B’rith Condemns Recent Anti-Semitic Attack in Argentina
05/21/2009 Alternate Healthcare Bills Lack Aspects Necessary for Success
05/21/2009 Senate Passes Resolution Acknowledging Tragedy of the St. Louis
05/19/2009 Emissions Reform Proposal Could Curb Foreign Dependence on Oil
05/13/2009 Sheikh’s Anti-Israel Rant Taints Papal Visit to Jerusalem
05/12/2009 B’nai B’rith Concerned Social Security Report Might Tempt Quick Fixes That Damage Programs
05/12/2009 U.S. Admission to U.N. Human Rights Council Could Signal Positive Change
05/08/2009 White House Budget Details on Housing Cause for Some Concern
05/07/2009 Papal Visit to Israel Offers Opportunity to Strengthen Interfaith Bonds
05/04/2009 B’nai B’rith International Welcomes Michael Oren as Israel’s U.S. Ambassador
05/01/2009 Budget Proposal Gives Hope to Healthcare Reform, Bipartisanship
04/30/2009 BBI Praises Passage of Hate-Crimes Measure in U.S. House
04/29/2009 B’nai B’rith International Calls Upon UN Assembly at Durban Review Conference to Stand against Terrorism and for Human Rights
04/28/2009 BioMed expert Dr. Flavio Zolessi of Uruguay to visit Israel
04/27/2009 B’nai B’rith International Statement Delivered at United Nations Durban Review Conference
04/24/2009 B’nai B’rith World Center Announces Winners of 2009 Award for Journalism Recognizing Excellence in Diaspora Reporting
04/21/2009 Fatally Flawed Document Adopted by U.N. Durban Review Conference
04/21/2009 Summit of the Americas ‘A Conclave of Wishful Thinking’
04/21/2009 BBI Commemorates Yom HaShoah
04/20/2009 International Delegates Walk Out on Ahmadinejad Speech at Durban Conference
04/20/2009 Poland, Australia, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, and New Zealand Support Israel by Boycotting Biased U.N. Racism Conference
04/20/2009 B’nai B’rith Leader to Speak on Ahmadinejad Speech at U.N. Racism Conference
04/20/2009 B’nai B’rith to Join Durban Counter Conference
04/17/2009 B’nai B’rith Leaders from 11 Countries in Geneva to Monitor U.N. Anti-Racism Conference
04/14/2009 B’nai B’rith Sends Large Delegation to Durban Review Conference
04/14/2009 B’nai B’rith International Sends Delegation to Summit of the Americas
04/08/2009 B’nai B’rith Applauds Israeli Diplomat’s Election to U.N. Committee
04/02/2009 Arab-South American Summit Ends in Biased Declaration
04/01/2009 BBI Disappointed by Va. Ban on Funding Stem Cell Research
04/01/2009 BBI Mourns the Passing of Former Argentine President Raul Alfonsin
04/01/2009 BBI Praises Argentina’s Decision to Build Holocaust Memorial
03/31/2009 U.S. Decision to Join U.N. Human Rights Council Affords Opportunity for Much-Needed Reform
03/31/2009 Brazilian Archbishop’s Holocaust Comments Deplorable
03/31/2009 BBI Welcomes New Israeli Government
03/30/2009 BBI Blasts U.N. Human Rights Council’s Anti-Israel Resolutions
03/20/2009 BBI Team Attending United Nations Human Rights Council 10th Session
03/18/2009 Argentine Denial of Partido Nuevo Triunfo Commendable
03/12/2009 B’nai B’rith International Welcomes Papal Reflection on Recent Rift
03/11/2009 B’nai B’rith Disturbed by U.N. High Commissioner’s Comments on Durban II
03/09/2009 Obama Stem Cell Move Could Pave the Way for Promising Cures, Treatments
03/06/2009 B’nai B’rith Dismayed by British Decision to Talk with Hezbollah
03/05/2009 BBI Praises Italy for Decision to Forego Racism Conference
03/04/2009 Healthcare Summit Shows Promise of Insurance Coverage for All
03/03/2009 Second Anti-Semitic Act this Year Strikes Venezuela
02/27/2009 U.S. Will Forego Racism Conference
02/25/2009 President Shines the Spotlight on Key Issues in Congressional Speech
02/24/2009 Shlein’s Joke Went Too Far
02/23/2009 British PM Signs London Declaration on Combating Anti-Semitism
02/19/2009 Housing Stimulus Plan Offers Options for Seniors and Others in Need
02/18/2009 UAE Ban on Israeli Tennis Player Regrettable
02/12/2009 B’nai B’rith Leaders Join Jewish Groups in Meeting with Pope
02/12/2009 Israeli Election Update
02/10/2009 President Obama’s and Congress’ Effort on Stimulus Bill Commendable
02/10/2009 BBI Condemns New Attacks in Venezuela
02/05/2009 B’nai B’rith International Welcomes Vatican Order for Holocaust Denier to Recant
01/31/2009 B’nai B’rith International Outraged by Attack on Caracas Synagogue
01/30/2009 Comments by Turkish P.M. in Davos Trouble BBI
01/28/2009 BBI Panel Part of Holocaust Remembrance Day at the United Nations
01/27/2009 BBI Disappointed in Catalan Government’s Canceling Ceremony for Holocaust Remembrance Day
01/26/2009 Vatican Recognition of Holocaust Denier Astonishes BBI
01/23/2009 Letter Condemning Anti-Semitic Incidents Sent to Turkish PM
01/23/2009 Anti-Israel U.N. General Assembly President’s Role at Holocaust Rememberence is Cause for Concern
01/18/2009 BBI Decries European Parliament Members’ Anti-Israel Stance
01/14/2009 BBI Condemns Bolivia’s Cutting Diplomatic Ties with Israel
01/12/2009 One-Sided Language of U.N. Human Rights Council Deplorable
01/12/2009 B’nai B’rith International Leaders on Solidarity Mission to Israel
01/09/2009 Vatican Official’s Choice of Words Describing Gaza Situation Unacceptable
01/07/2009 BBI Condemns Venezuela’s Shameful Move to Expel Israeli Officials
01/06/2009 Israel Emergency Fund Announced