Edgar Bronfman has quit his 30-year reign over the World Jewish Congress following a lengthy dispute over his firing of the organization's senior official, Rabbi Israel Singer, two month ago.
The organization, a group that includes 100 local communities representing world Jewry, will elect a successor next month. One associate of Bronfman claimed that he quit because the issue with Rabbi Singer has been resolved.
He and Bronfman played a major role on securing billions of dollars from European banks and governments as compensation for Holocaust victims. Rabbi Singer has been accused of transferring more than one million dollars to a Swiss account, but the money has been returned.