he had written to World Jewish Congress President Edgar Bronfman to say he was "very sorry that I offended your feelings as well as those of...the Jewish community at large". "I assure you this was not my intention. The information on which I had based my statement regarding the fund was inaccurate," he added, referring to a proposed memorial fund to benefit Holocaust survivors and their families. The Swiss government released a letter from Bronfman dated January 14 acknowledging receipt of the letter and adding: "I look forward to (the) return of constructive work together with the Swiss authorities and the Swiss banks, to resolve outstanding questions which will further our goals of truth and justice." Delamuraz had previously refused to apologise for the remark he made in a newspaper interview last month as he ended a one-year term in the rotating Swiss presidency. It outraged many Jews and prompted Jewish groups to threaten a boycott of Swiss banks.