Israeli Children Who Lost Legs to Terror to Show Solidarity with America

Available for Interviews on Terrorism in Washington and New York

Nov 12, 2001, 00:00 ET from World Committee for Justice and Peace

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Committee for Justice and
 Peace (WCJP) is leading a delegation of Israeli terror attack
 victims to the United States to show solidarity with American victims of
 terror.  The delegation, which will include three victims in wheelchairs
 (two of whom are 9- and 12-year-old sisters), will be attending the United
 Jewish Communities General Assembly in Washington, D.C. from November 10-13th.
 The conference will be held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel (next to the
 Woodley Park metro).
     Following the UJC Conference the delegation will be available for
 interviews in the New York area.
     Joel Leyden, president of Leyden Communications (Israel) and Vice
 President/Israeli spokesman of the WCJP, has confirmed that the following
 Israeli terror victims with their families will be attending:
     -- Tehila Cohen, 9 years-old, has lost both legs.
     -- Orit Cohen, 12 years-old from Kfar Darom.  Both sisters lost their legs
        in a terrorist mortar attack on their school bus.  Wheelchairs and
        24-hour support by parents -- Mr. Ofir Cohen accompanying.
     -- Genon Michal, 24 years-old.  From Hadera, was injured in an attack on a
        bus in Hadera, Nov. 22, 2000.  She lost both feet, no prosthetic,
        remains in a wheelchair.
     The World Committee is a non-profit, non-governmental, humanitarian
 organization, which represents the legal rights of global terror victims.  "We
 felt it was our responsibility to be at this most appropriate event, held at a
 critical time to create awareness of these tragic events at the UJC's General
 Assembly," said Pierre Benichon, president of WCJP.  "We represent dozens of
 victims of Islamic extremist terror who have been killed or injured in
 terrorist attacks perpetrated by several terrorist organizations and
 individuals including Yassar Arafat and Osama bin Laden.  We are coming to
 Washington and New York to share our knowledge of these terror attacks, legal
 means for addressing them, to provide support to the victims and express our
 solidarity with the people of the United States."
     The Committee has set for itself the following goal: to defend human
 rights and combat disruptions to peace amongst men by means of the
 international justice system.  The Committee is convinced that the battle for
 a peaceful and stable world must begin in the court of law.  Furthermore, the
 Committee strongly supports the United States counterterrorist policy which
 clearly states that terrorists are criminals and we must "pursue them
 aggressively, and apply the rule of law."  The Committee, will pursue the
 above stated goals by way of donations, be they monetary or human resources.
     Victims speak English and will be accompanied by translators.  To arrange
 an interview, please contact Joel Leyden at 202-328-2000 / email: or Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi at 202-365-0787.

SOURCE World Committee for Justice and Peace