WASHINGTON - Jewish leaders delivered a letter to the White House urging
action to allow food to reach hundreds of thousands of people facing
starvation in Sudan's border regions.
Ruth Messinger, the president of the American Jewish World Service, and
Rabbi Steve Gutow, the president of the Jewish Council for Public
Affairs, presented the letter Tuesday to Samantha Power, the top
National Security Council official dealing with multilateral affairs,
and Grant Harris, the top Africa official at the White House.
The letter was signed by 350 Jewish clergy and lay leaders as well as 15
interfaith leaders who often work with Jewish groups on humanitarian