Israel Singer fired as WJC faces chaos

The New York-based World Jewish Congress is expected to split after a bitter struggle over control of its Jerusalem office, officials said Thursday.0 WJC president Edgar Bronfman made a surprise announcement Wednesday evening that he was firing Israel Singer, chairman of the organization's policy council. Neither party would say why Singer was fired, but officials said he had refused to take sides in the battle over control of the Jerusalem office, angering organization leaders in New York. Singer has a three-decade record of service to the Jewish world but his name was tarnished by a financial mismanagement scandal. Full report, Page 3.