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Knesset bill to require consultation with Diaspora on matters regarding world Jewry


November 6, 2020

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Blue and White Party member Omer Yankelevich at the Plenary Hall at the Knesset on May 14, 2019.

(JNS) - Israeli Minister of Diaspora Affairs Omer Yankelevitch announced on Thursday that she is introducing a Knesset bill that would require government ministries to consult with world Jewry on matters directly related to the Jewish people, such as Jewish informal and formal education, engagement and anti-Semitism.

"Creating an official forum that ensures mutual dialogue between Israel and world Jewry is the first step towards ensuring the relationship between Israel and the greater Jewish people into the future," she told JNS.

"The establishment of an official body transforms the relatio...

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