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  Nissan 20, 5767 , 08/05/07

Bronfman Quits World Jewish Congress

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.
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