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Israel writer mulls WJC candidacy

Einat Wilf, an Israeli writer and activist, is considering the possibility of running for the presidency of the World Jewish Congress (WJC), Ynetnews has learned.

Wilf, a regular columnist for Ynetnews, and author of 'My Israel, Our Generation,' would be the only Israeli candidate to throw her

hat in the leadership contest, which began following the surprise resignation of former WJC President Edgard Bronfma

Yossi Abramowitz, an activist in Jewish world affairs, and an associate of Wilf, told Ynetnews: "A large number of next generation Jewish leaders see the June 10 vote for the WJC as an opportunity to help, not only to clean up the mess, but also to forward a 21st century agenda for the Jewish people worldwide."

"If Einat decides to run, I'm sure she would enjoy widespread support globally," he added.

In addition to being active in the education sector, Wilf has served as an advisor to Vice Premier Shimon Peres, and is a member of the Labor Party.

The WJC has been rocked by a series of damaging financial scandals and personal feuds between former president Bronfman and Rabbi Israel Singer.

On Sunday, Ronald S Lauder, President of the Jewish National Fund, announced that he will seek the presidency of the organization. "It's time for the World Jewish Congress to look forward. The WJC is more than an election, it is more than its leadership and it is certainly more than a scandal," Lauder said.

If Wilf decides to run, she would also face WJC Chairman Mendel Kaplan, who is expected to run for the organization's presidency

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