During the opening weeks of the 65th session of the General Assembly, B’nai B’rith International met with world leaders to help them better understand the organization’s views on Israel, Middle East peace, human rights, and other issues facing the global community. Among the countries we met with were: Spain, Greece, Bulgaria, Albania, Costa Rica, Mexico, Belgium, Italy, Croatia, Russia, France, Hungary, Slovak Republic, India, Czech Republic, Romania, United Kingdom, Egypt, Oman, Chile, and also attended a meeting of Jewish leaders with Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas.
B'nai B'rith International was represented by: President Dennis W. Glick, Executive Vice President Daniel S. Mariaschin, Senior Vice President Bruce Pascal, Board of Governors Member Dan Tartakovski, Honorary President Seymour Reich, Director of Latin American Affairs Eduardo Kohn, Director of U.N. and Intercommunal Affairs David Michaels, Director of Legislative Affairs Eric Fusfield, and U.N. Affairs Program Officer Oren Drori.
B’nai B’rith has had an active presence in the United Nations since the world body was founded in San Francisco in 1945.
Minister Boris Borissov, of Bulgaria (left), Bulgarian Ambassador Elena Poptodorova (center), and Daniel S. Mariaschin (right).
Daniel S. Mariaschin, Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, with President Dennis W. Glick (far right).
David Michaels, Daniel S. Mariaschin, and Director of Legislative Affairs Eric Fusfield with Mr. Edmond Haxhinasto (rear right) and Mal Berisha, Director of the General Directorate of Regional Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (rear left).