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(Washington, D.C., August 31, 2023)The World Court has been asked by the United Nations General Assembly to issue yet another advisory opinion on the legality of Israeli policies alone, as it did nearly 20 years ago. B’nai B’rith has again made a comprehensive submission to the ICJ, laying out the inappropriateness of the request—and called on countries to stand up in The Hague for the world’s only Jewish state.

This webinar will explore why the move by the U.N. was biased and unjustified but also deeply unhelpful to peacemaking.

Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023: Register here

10 a.m. Panama

11 a.m. Washington, D.C.

12 p.m. Buenos Aires

4 p.m. London

5 p.m. Brussels

6 p.m. Jerusalem

1 a.m. Melbourne (Friday)


Daniel S. Mariaschin, CEO, B’nai B’rith International


Millie Magid, Chair, B’nai B’rith International Office of United Nations Affairs


Avigail Frisch, Legal Advisor, Embassy of Israel in the Netherlands

Richard D. Heideman, Senior Counsel, Heideman Nudelman & Kalik, PC and B’nai B’rith Honorary President

David Matas, Senior Legal Counsel, B’nai Brith Canada

David Michaels, Director, B’nai B’rith International Office of United Nations and Intercommunal Affairs

Alan Schneider, Director, B’nai B’rith World Center-Jerusalem

Yifa Segal, Founder, International Legal Forum

Joseph H. Tipograph, Attorney, Heideman Nudelman & Kalik, PC

B’nai B’rith International, B’nai Brith Canada and the B’nai B’rith World Center-Jerusalem have jointly submitted a brief to the ICJ with arguments why the court should refuse to engage with the outrageous request for an advisory opinion against Israel that was referred to it by the U.N. General Assembly in December 2022.

Read the full brief here.

Read the Executive Summary here.

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