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Michael Oren sees Jewish Agency as solution

(JNS) — Michael Oren says he has been “integrally linked to the Jewish Agency” for years. The former Israeli ambassador to the United States and former Knesset member is one of eight candidates to head the organization. He has a long history with the Jewish Agency for Israel, which he hopes will continue with him at its helm.

According to Oren, 66, the Jewish Agency used to be viewed “as a sinecure for politicians.”

“That practice seriously impaired [its] image and effectiveness,” he said. “It would be tragic if now, at this most critical time for the Jewish people, the position were again to...


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