Israel eyes political repercussions if Russia shuts down Jewish Agency


August 5, 2022

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid has instructed the country’s Foreign Ministry to prepare a series of political measures against Russia to be implemented in the event it closes the Russian branch of the Jewish Agency for Israel, a nonprofit organization that promotes immigration to Israel.

Although Moscow gave no reason for shuttering the agency’s offices, officials have said it is possibly due to Israel’s stance on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Lawmakers met on Sunday to discuss the matter, during which some even suggested that Jerusalem should change...

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