Echoing Maurer's statement, WJC
President Ronald S.
The event was announced following a recent meeting in London between WJC
CEO Robert Singer and PRC Minister of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office Qiu Yuanpin.
"If it takes the WJC
to draw attention [to the issue], it shows just how bad the situation is," he said.
The traditional WJC
policy of not taking sides on Israeli political matters= held, and only a declarative resolution calling on Jewish communities arou= nd the world to support Jerusalem passed.
In its biannual gathering in Jerusalem on Thursday the WJC
called on Jewish communities throughout the world to pressure their governments to act against the Iranian nuclear program and urge economic and political sanctions against Iran.
Bronfman is attending a meeting of the WJC
's board of governors in Israel, where one of the main topics on the agenda will be the difficult situation faced by many small Jewish communities, particularly in South America, the Baltic states and certain other countries of the former Soviet Union.
Israel Singer, the New York-based WJC
head currently visiting several European countries, said he had spoken to Pope John Paul II recently about the idea and won his approval.
The department at New Cross Hospital has been given PS4,000 from Wolverhampton Judo Club (WJC
), who completed a 12-hour throw-a-thon, with 15,792 throws completed in that time.