B’nai Brith Distances Itself from Shalit Criticism

B’nai Brith International has distanced itself from a newspaper article which was critical of former captive soldier Gilad Shalit.

The article in question appeared in the Jewish Tribune newspaper which is associated with B’nai Brith Canada. It suggested that many in the Canadian Jewish community were questioning JNF Canada’s decision to invite Shalit to Canada as a guest speaker, fearing that this may broadcast a message of weakness rather than heroism.

In a statement it released, B’nai B’rith International wrote that it “unequivocally disassociates itself from a news story in the Jewish Tribune newspaper, which is associated with B’nai B’rith Canada, that is deeply critical of Gilad Shalit, the former Israel Defense Forces soldier captured and held captive by Hamas for five years.”

The statement added, “The Jewish Tribune story in no way represents the views of B’nai B’rith International or its members and supporters around the world.

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