G.A. changes title, several sessions to reflect Israel crisis

Among the changes to the gathering, expected to attract more than 4,000 participants:

*An event celebrating fund-raising successes was converted to an Israel solidarity rally.

*Various sessions have been recast in order to brief participants on what is going on in Israel and how they can help.

*Sessions on issues such as civil liberties and civil rights were cut.

*Headline speakers — such as Elie Wiesel — were asked to incorporate the current situation in their remarks.