AJC head working with 'Israeli friends' to prevent changes to Law of Return


February 24, 2023

(JNS) — American Jewish Committee CEO Ted Deutch said he is working with his Israeli friends to prevent the government in Jerusalem from changing the Law of Return.

Under the current law, an individual with a single Jewish grandparent is eligible for automatic Israeli citizenship.

“We want the Israeli government and our friends to understand that we will act to prevent anything from happening to cause rifts within Diaspora Jewry,” Deutch said. “We don’t want anything to happen that could stop people from seeing Israel as their place of refuge, especially now, during a period of he...

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