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Yad Vashem cutting ties with US fundraising partner

(JNS) — In a dramatic turn of events, Yad Vashem, Israel’s official Holocaust memorial, said on Wednesday that it is terminating its longstanding relationship with its U.S. fundraising arm, amid an intra-organizational financial dispute which is the subject of an Israeli government investigation.

The decision to cut ties with the American Society for Yad Vashem, which was established over four decades ago in order to assist with funding for Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Center and is its largest donor arm after the Israeli government, was taken at the end of July and made public just days aft...

 

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