World Jewish Congress to meet in Jerusalem next week

By GIL STERN STERN SHEFLER
August 26, 2010 18:54




The World Jewish Congress will convene in Jerusalem for a two-day session starting Tuesday next week.

Dignitaries in attendance will include Holocaust survivor and Nobel prize-winning author Elie Wiesel, two-term former Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Azner, President Shimon Peres and most of Israel's top political leaders.

Some 200 representatives of Jewish communities from around the world are expected to take part in the gathering held at the David Citadel Hotel. Panels will touch on a variety of topics, including how to defend Israel on the Web and the assault on the legitimacy of Israel's right to exist.


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