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April 28, 2006
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A coalition of rabbis, activists and political leaders in New York called on the international community to help end genocide in Sudan. The group included Ruth Messinger, president of the American Jewish World Service; Joseph Potasnik, executive vice president of the New York Board of Rabbis; New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver; and Nawab Agha, president of the American Muslim Congress, among others. Just days before Sunday’s Save Darfur rally in Washington, they recommended steps for the international community to take. “Whether or not the proposed peace deal is accepted, the Security Council must act, either to enforce the peace or to replace the inadequate African Union mission with an international protection force,” said Harold Tanner, chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. The gathering, held across from the United Nations, was the second such event organized by the Conference of Presidents in recent weeks.

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