December 18, 2013
- UNITED NATIONS, New York -The UN General Assembly today expressed "deep concern at serious ongoing and recurring human rights violations" in Iran, showing that the international community will not be swayed by mere promises of improvement. By a vote of 86 to 36 with 61 abstentions, the Assembly approved a powerfully worded resolution that, while welcoming recent promises by Iran's new president...
December 16, 2013
- GENEVA — Among the many acts of persecution to which the Baha'is in Iran are being subjected, one of the most heartless is the wanton desecration of their cemeteries. Most recently, attackers have destroyed portions of the Baha'i cemetery in Sanandaj, Iran, which has in recent years been threatened by local authorities who have...
December 12, 2013
- (Left to right) Alan Schneider, director of the B'nai B'rith World Center in Jerusalem; Michael Nathan, president of B'nai B'rith Israel; Allan Jacobs, president of B'nai B'rith International; Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli prime minister; and Daniel S. Mariaschin, executive vice president of B'nai B'rith International.
November 24, 2013
- B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:
Despite the fact that the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, plus Germany) labored intensively to strike a diplomatic deal with Iran, the agreement announced Nov. 23 in Geneva does not go far enough in reversing Iran’s ability to produce a nuclear weapon.
The agreement leaves Iran in a position where it can return to...
November 20, 2013
- B’nai B’rith members and supporters from across the United States and the world gathered in Washington, D.C., Nov. 16 to 18 to celebrate and reflect on 170 years as an organization, as well as to examine pressing issues facing the global Jewish community, Israel and the United States. B’nai B’rith hosted speakers E.J. Dionne, Jr., journalist and political commentator; Ira Forman, U.S. State Department special envoy for monitoring and combating anti...
November 19, 2013
- UNITED NATIONS — Today's vote expressing concern over Iran's continued human rights violations demonstrates that the international community will not be swayed by mere promises of improvement, said the Baha'i International Community. "By its resolution today, the UN General Assembly says clearly that it expects deeds instead of just words from Iran on human rights," said Bani Dugal, the...
November 11, 2013
- GENEVA — Following raids on 14 Baha'i homes in the Iranian city of Abadeh last month, government agents summoned the occupants for questioning and urged them to leave town or face possible deadly attacks from city residents. "The clear aim of the raids and questioning was to create an atmosphere of intimidation and fear, so that...
November 10, 2013
- B’nai B’rith Endorses Continued Economic Sanctions; P5+1 Should Not Make Concessions Until Iran Fully Halts Its Nuclear Enrichment Program
B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:
As the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, plus Germany) and Iran will continue on Nov. 20 to discuss easing sanctions against Iran’s nuclear program, we reiterate our concerns...
November 7, 2013
November 6, 2013
Irani peacemaker urges PC(USA) to help in alleviating refugee crisis
November 6, 2013