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June 28, 2014 9:00 am

American Jewish Delegation Leaves African Union Summit After Delegates Object

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Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents. Photo: Algemeiner.

JTA — An American Jewish delegation at an African Union summit left after AU delegates objected to its presence. The nine person delegation, which included Malcolm Hoenlein, the executive vice president of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish American Organizations, had been invited by summit organizers to attend this week’s events in Equatorial Guinea.

Hoenlein said Friday he considers the visit a success. He and the members of the delegation, who attended in individual capacities and did not collectively represent any organization, had between 12 and 15 meetings with African leaders on Wednesday, the day before the official summit launch.

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