28 September 2008
WJC Governing Board Meeting
In a show of solidarity with the people of southern Israel living under threat from missile attacks from the Gaza Strip, the Governing Board of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) met on Wednesday in the Israeli coastal town of Ashkelon. Mayors of towns in the region and representatives of kibbutzim and moshavim participated in the proceedings, to the applause of delegates. Around 150 delegates and observers from Jewish communities from around the world and from affiliated international Jewish organizations traveled to Ashkelon for this meeting.