Presses On Priorities Including Iran’s Global Terror and the Rise of Anti-Semitism
(Washington, D.C., Sept. 26, 2019)--B’nai B’rith International leaders met with numerous heads of state and other top government officials on the sidelines of the opening of the 74th United Nations General Assembly session in New York this week.
During these high-level meetings, B’nai B’rith President Charles O. Kaufman and CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin, along with other B’nai B’rith leaders and staff, discussed Iran’s malign policies, Palestinian terrorism and the rise in global anti-Semitism, among other issues. The B’nai B’rith delegation has met with leaders including those from Argentina, Egypt, Greece, India, Italy, Jordan, Paraguay, Poland, Spain, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and the Vatican.
During these meetings, the delegation discussed the singularly unfair treatment Israel often faces within different U.N. forums. B’nai B’rith has had an exceptionally active presence at the U.N. since the body’s founding, and is committed to holding the U.N. accountable to its essential founding values and aspirations.
In addition to Kaufman and Mariaschin, the delegation included: Millie Magid, U.N. affairs chair; Sheila Mostyn, B’nai B’rith Center for Jewish Identity chair; Ira Bartfield, B’nai B’rith Center for Community Action chair; Andrew Borans, B’nai B’rith International Executive Board of Directors member and CEO of the Alpha Epsilon Pi Foundation; Stephen Stern, Executive Board of Directors member; Larry Magid, member of the International Center for Human Rights and Public Policy board; Stewart Cahn, member of the International Council of B’nai B’rith; François Moyse, member of the International Council of B’nai B’rith; Jared Hakimi, co-chair of B’nai B’rith Connect-New York; George Blank of New York; David Michaels, director of U.N. and intercommunal affairs; and Rebecca Rose, associate director, young leadership and development. Alpha Epsilon Pi also sent student leaders to join the B’nai B’rith delegation.
Michaels and Program Officer for U.N. Affairs Oren Drori coordinated the meetings.
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