B'nai B'rith

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The Independent Order of B'nai B'rith (Hebrew: בני ברית, "Sons of the Covenant") is a Jews-only, pro-Jewish, and pro-Israel organization with similarities to Freemasonry.

The organization was founded in New York City on 13 October 1843.

The controversial Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913, as a branch of B'nai B'rith.

B'nai B'rith is engaged in a wide variety of political lobbying, including the promotion of Jewish and Israeli interests in social, economic, political and media spheres.

In recent years, the organization has reported hundreds of thousands of members and supporters in countries around the world. Nearly 95% of the membership is in the United States.

The B'nai B'rith is affiliated with the World Jewish Congress.

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