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A high point of this year's
The president took to the podium and thanked B'nai B'rith for bringing the
Varela went on to honor
After his speech, B'nai B'rith President
Former Uruguayan President
B'nai B'rith had the privilege of being joined by
Sanguinetti compared this ongoing "clash of civilizations" to the Cold War, where any friend of
Sanguinetti reaffirmed that Western ideals of "freedom, schooling and capitalism" are worth standing up for, but said it will be difficult for societies and governments to face these new threats because people would rather ignore it and carry on with their lives.
"It's a mix of fear, a mix of desire, not wanting to see," Sanguinetti said. "It's like people who don't want to go to the doctor for fear of bad news. That happens with societies too."
Following his speech, B'nai B'rith President
Opening session at the
The U.S. Ambassador to Panama Jonathan Farrar also welcomed
"This defensive operation has been used as an excuse by far too many around the world to ratchet up anti-Semitism and anti-
Jacobs also mentioned his recent visit to
Israeli Minister of Intelligence and Strategic Affairs Yuval Steinitz Joins the
Israeli Minister of Intelligence and Strategic Affairs
"The brutal tactics are similar, and the goals are the same," Steinitz said, with the goal being to establish a fundamentalist Muslim state.
Steinitz also reacted to the constant accusation of
Before concluding, Steinitz told
"Challenges Facing Today's Global Jewish Family"
Mariaschin also discussed B'nai B'rith's work advocating for the fair treatment of
B'nai B'rith hosted four experts on anti-Semitism from three continents to give
B'nai B'rith's Director of Latin America Affairs
B'nai B'rith's Deputy Permanent Representative to
Attorney and founder of Shurat HaDin - Israeli Law Center
She told attendees how her firm was able to stop a second flotilla from occurring through the use of maritime insurance, preventing boats from leaving
"We are private lawyers with one goal," Darshan-Leitner told attendees, "to bankrupt terrorism."
Rights and Redress for Jewish Refugees
The Executive Vice President of Justice for Jews from Arab Countries Stanley Urman was the final speaker at the
He said that despite there being 800,000 Jewish refugees forced from their homes during the past 65 years, there has been a diminutive focus on these refugees, especially when compared to the avalanche of resolutions and initiatives for Palestinians.
"Why now? Why is it important now, 65 years after the fact?" Urman asked. "It's because the narrative of Jewish refugees from Arab countries is essential for the legitimacy of the Jewish state."
Arab countries claim
The B'nai B'rith
Monitoring terrorist funding conducted in the private and public sectors throughout the
Encouraging close ties between
Denouncing anti-Semitic incidents throughout
Reiterating the organization's condemnation of the attack on the AMIA Jewish community center in
The B'nai B'rith
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