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* Who is lobbying for Iraq? For the Other States? From: "American Jewish Committee" <email@example.com> Subject: Meeting World Leaders at UN Opening Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2003 10:53:03 -0400 Contact: Kenneth Bandler 212-891-6771 American Jewish Committee to Meet Dozens of Foreign Leaders at UN Opening NGO's 10th Annual "Diplomatic Marathon" NEW YORK, September 19, 2003.. The American Jewish Committee will meet with leaders of more than 50 nations in coming weeks as they attend the opening of the 58th United Nations General Assembly. The meetings, which begin on September 22, mark the highpoint in the year-round diplomatic activities of AJC, the premier Jewish organization engaged in international affairs. The committee's 10th annual outreach campaign during the UN opening represents a level of international relations unparalleled among non-governmental organizations. This diplomatic activity is the strongest indication of how foreign governments view AJC. "To have leaders from every continent gathered in one city presents an invaluable opportunity to voice our global concerns as Americans and as Jews," said David A. Harris, AJC's executive director. "These meetings are also a unique chance to learn, face-to-face, what is on the minds of world leaders. It is a two-way street." Chief among AJC's concerns are support for Israel's quest for peace, the global war against terrorism, the resurgence of anti-Semitism, the swelling of anti-American sentiment, and the treatment of Israel at the UN. "Obsessively and unfairly singling out one member-state, Israel, undermines the integrity of the United Nations," said Harris. AJC officials will present leaders with its latest report, One-Sided: The Relentless Campaign Against Israel in the United Nations. The report provides analysis and detailed voting records on the Middle East from last year's General Assembly session. Founded in 1906, the American Jewish Committee has a long record of involvement with the United Nations. Headquartered in New York, AJC has offices in Berlin, Geneva, Jerusalem and Warsaw. An office in Brussels is scheduled to open in February. # # # _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk