American Jewish And American Hellenic Groups To Evaluate The Critical Partnership Between The Three Countries
(Washington, D.C., Jan. 9, 2020)--B’nai B’rith International is taking part in a fourth International Leadership Mission — a joint delegation of American Jewish and American Hellenic leaders — which represents the ongoing organizational cooperation between these groups and broad diaspora support for the trilateral partnership between Israel, Cyprus and Greece.
The delegation aims to explore the major economic (business and tourism), energy sector and security developments underway between the three countries through meetings with high-ranking government and military officials and with visits to military installations.
We are joined by:
American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (Order of AHEPA)
The leading membership-based service association for American citizens of Hellenic heritage and Philhellenes
American Hellenic Institute (AHI)
A leading Greek American public policy center and think tank
Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations
The central coordinating body representing 53 national Jewish organizations on issues of national and international concern
When/Where: The mission convenes in Jerusalem, Jan. 11; continues to Nicosia, Jan. 13 and Jan. 14; and concludes in Athens, Jan. 15 to Jan. 17.
Why: The strengthening of cooperation between Israel, Cyprus and Greece in a trilateral partnership continues to develop, helping to foster peace and stability in the eastern Mediterranean and the broader region. In 2019, at the Sixth Trilateral Summit, the United States underlined its support for the trilateral partnership established by Israel, Cyprus and Greece, noting the importance of increased cooperation, and has since put in place a 3+1 framework.
The four organizations will build upon three previous, three-country leadership missions in 2014, 2016 and 2018, which were widely recognized and praised as contributing to intergroup and international cooperation and friendship.
B’nai B’rith is represented on the mission by President Charles O. Kaufman; CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin; B'nai B'rith Foundation of the United States Chair Irving Silver; and B’nai B’rith World Center-Jerusalem Director Alan Schneider.
B’nai B’rith International has advocated for global Jewry and championed the cause of human rights since 1843. B’nai B’rith is recognized as a vital voice in promoting Jewish unity and continuity, a staunch defender of the State of Israel, a tireless advocate on behalf of senior citizens and a leader in disaster relief. With a presence around the world, we are the Global Voice of the Jewish Community. Visit www.bnaibrith.org