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B’nai Brith Canada Supports UNESCO Bid to Combat Antisemitism, Urges Reconsidering Anti-Israel Resolutions

June 22, 2018 By Violet Levin Government Relations Associate B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is supporting a new initiative to combat antisemitism from UNESCO and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s (OSCE) Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights. At the same time, B’nai Brith strongly urges UNESCO to reconsider politicized […]

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B’nai Brith International: U.S. Withdrawal from UNHRC an Opportunity for Reform

June 20, 2018 The following is a press release issued by B’nai Brith International. GENEVA – ​The United States’ decision to withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) presents the international organization with an important opportunity for dramatic and urgently needed reform, as the steady politicization of the body has rendered it largely irrelevant

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Antonio Guterres Must Do More to Change the UN’s Anti-Israel Bias

Anti-Zionists who undoubtedly scoff at the (false) notion that anti-Zionism and antisemitism aren’t intrinsically linked should be a bit happier with new(ish) UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. In a recent meeting with senior officials of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre in New York, Guterres reportedly emphasized that, “Denial of Israel’s right to exist is antisemitism.” He

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Are Member States Finally Waking Up to UNESCO’s Anti-Israel Bias?

In a move that at this point should come as a surprise to absolutely no one, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has voted yet again in favour of a resolution that is overwhelmingly biased against Israel. The resolution titled “Occupied Palestine,” submitted to UNESCO’s Executive Board by Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco,

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Say NO to UNESCO’s Anti-Jewish Smear Campaign

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voted in favour of a draft decision on ‘”Occupied Palestine,” which ignores the Jewish connection to Jerusalem and Jewish holy sites, referred to throughout the resolution only by their Islamic names. By weighing in on security concerns that have nothing to do with cultural or educational

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B’nai Brith Lauds Mexican UNESCO Ambassador for Defending Jewish Ties to Jerusalem

By Tevy Pilc Staff Writer/Researcher B’nai Brith Canada B’nai Brith Canada is extending its appreciation to Andrés Roemer Slomianski, ousted Mexico Ambassador to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), for refusing to participate in his country’s decision to support a controversial resolution that ignores the Judeo-Christian connection to Jerusalem. Roemer protested his country’s vote in favour of the

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The Hypocrisy of UNESCO

It’s a wonderful document full of beautiful, well-written ideas, like the argument that “since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed.” And that “the wide diffusion of culture, and the education of humanity for justice and liberty and peace are indispensable to

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UNESCO Resolution Falls into Trap of Palestinian Incitement

  The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voted Thursday in favour of a draft decision on “Occupied Palestine,” which ignores the Jewish connection to Jerusalem and Jewish holy sites, referred to throughout the resolution only by their Islamic names. By weighing in on security concerns that have nothing to do with cultural or educational issues, UNESCO

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