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March 8, 2006
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The World Jewish Congress will not drop a lawsuit against one of its former executives, despite demands from its affiliate in Australia. In a letter to Grahame Leonard, president of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry — a copy of which was obtained by JTA — the WJC’s secretary-general, Stephen Herbits, said his group was “quite saddened” by the council’s decision to pass a resolution calling on the WJC to drop a court case in Israel against Isi Leibler, a former WJC vice president whose charges of financial wrongdoing at the organization spurred an investigation by New York state’s attorney general.

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