By Jessica Elgot, December 2, 2010
Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis was moved to tears as she recalled her participation in a World Jewish Relief mission to Moldova.
Ms Maitlis told more than 500 guests at the WJR dinner at London's Guildhall that she joined a mission last November, having been a regular supporter.
"WJR is an organisation I know well, in a community which is my own. But I always said no - I was either having a baby, or the country was having an election. But this time I found myself without an excuse when WJR invited me to Moldova."