Monday, July 24, in the complex of Kfar Maccabiah in Ramat Gan, held an extraordinary General Assembly of the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress, with the purpose to elect new leadership and to reorganize the Congress. The new President was elected EAJC Mikhail Mirilashvili, which until now was the first Vice-President of this organization. The Chairman of the Board was a businessman and investor, President of the «Limmud-CIS» Aaron Frankel.
Mikhail Mirilashvili (57), was born in Georgia, a pediatrician by training. Entrepreneur, philanthropist, social activist, Vice-President RIVERS and President of the St. Petersburg branch of the river. Is also a Vice-President of the world Jewish Congress and supports many Jewish and Zionist institutions and organizations, including the World movement «Maccabi», the Museum «Yad Vashem», the Peres Centre for peace, Jewish Agency «Sokhnut», hospitals Ichilov and Shiba, tel Aviv University, the Academy of Music in Jerusalem, and many others. In addition, Mirilashvili supports many community projects in the former Soviet Union. The centre of its activities in St. Petersburg.
Mirilashvili after his election, addressed the audience: «My goal, as the purpose of the EAJC, this prosperity of Jewish communities in the Diaspora. We must support our communities everywhere and always. Not only in our interests but in the interests of Israel, the presence of a strong and prosperous Diaspora in the world!». In his speech, remark condemned the terrorist attack in Halamish and referred to UNESCO of bias against Israel: «Resolution of the UNESCO to declare the cave of the patriarchs in Hebron part of the cultural heritage of a non-existent Palestinian people, or deny the connection of the Jewish people to the Temple mount, inspire false hope to the Palestinians and strengthen the morale of the terrorists, thereby exacerbating the already explosive situation in the middle East. Thus UNESCO endorses terror.»
Euro-Asian Jewish Congress was created in 2002 on the initiative of the leaders of the Jewish Congress of Kazakhstan, the Federation of Jewish organizations and communities of Russia (Vaad Russia), and the Association of Jewish organizations and communities of Ukraine (Vaad of Ukraine). The EAJC was created to protect the rights and legitimate interests of the Jewish people, and to help meet community interests and needs and protect the rights of the Jewish people. Today, full members of the EAJC Jewish communities are the following States: Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Philippines and Japan.