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Jewish Agency Pulls Out of Netanyahu’s Diaspora Initiative

In letter, JA leaders say Diaspora Affairs Ministry plan has eliminated ‘meaningful dialogue’ with organized Jewish community abroad.

Naftali Bennett

 

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The heads of the Jewish Agency have told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu they will no longer take part in a government initiative to strengthen ties between Israel and Diaspora Jews. In a letter sent to Netanyahu last week, Jewish Agency leaders criticized the conduct of the Diaspora Affairs Ministry, which is leading the initiative.
On Friday Haaretz reported on a new program, under Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett, whose purpose is to address “the weakening of the Jewish foundations of the family unit” among Jews worldwide and “the significant increase in critical discourse against Israel.”

 

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HAARETZ by Or Kashti

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