Sharansky Joins Lauder in Call for Independent Claims Conference Probe

According to The Jerusalem Post, Jewish Agency Chairman and Claims Conference board member, Natan Sharansky has joined fellow Claims Conference board member and World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder with a call for an independent probe to investigate allegations against senior executives of the Claims Conference:

Sharansky made his call in a letter to Conference chairman Julius Berman in which he “recommended that a public independent committee of distinguished members who are not connected to either the Board of the Directors or the beneficiaries be established, in order to investigate the allegations so that the public trust in this important organization not be damaged…”

Lauder, who has called the allegations facing conference leaders a “long-term issue with potentially serious implications,” instructed WJC CEO Robert Singer to form an independent task force to “deal with and follow through on this and related issues.”