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Contact Mayor Michael Wildes 212-753-6085 or email mwildes@wwgw.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 4, 2005

ENGLEWOOD, NJ -- A New Jersey Terrorism Conference, sponsored by the American Jewish Congress, will be held Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at the Englewood Hospital Auditorium, 350 Engle Street, Englewood, NJ.

The event, which is free to the public, will be held from 7:30 PM-9:00 PM.

Host and moderator of the event is the Honorable Michael J. Wildes, Mayor, City of Englewood and Chair, AJ Congress Committee on Israel and International Terrorism.

Featured panelists include the Honorable Christopher J. Christie, U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey and the Honorable Sidney J. Caspersen, Director of the New Jersey Office of Counter-Terrorism.

Wildes says, "As a mayor of a small city myself, I know first-hand that fighting terrorism knows no partisanship. Presidents, Governors and Legislators must resist the temptation to politicize this. And from the perspective of an attorney who has handled many high profile terrorism cases, I understand the importance of being prepared to meet the challenge of terrorism. We have not been battling terrorism for decades like the state of Israel. We must prepare as our State faces unknown challenges. I hope residents of the New Jersey/New York metro area will join us to learn more".

As space is limited, reservations are being taken at 201-569-7891 or at mayor@michaelwildes.org.

Christie was nominated by President George W. Bush to be the United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey on December 7, 2001. His office includes more than 130 attorneys with offices in Newark, Trenton and Camden. He also serves on Attorney General John Ashcroft's Advisory Subcommittees on Terrorism, White Collar Crime and Child Exploitation and Obscenity.

Caspersen is an established member of the intelligence community and has successfully handled matters of national security involving espionage and foreign intelligence surveillance operations. He was appointed Director of New Jersey's Office of Counter-Terrorism in September 2002.

Wildes is a partner with the immigration law firm of Wildes, Weinberg, Grunblatt & Wildes in Manhattan. A former Federal Prosecutor with the United States Attorney Office in Brooklyn, Wildes has testified on Capitol Hill in connection with anti-terrorism legislation and is internationally renowned for his successful representation of several defectors who have provided difficult to obtain national security information.

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Paid for by Friends of Michael J. Wildes, Claudia Colbert, Treasurer