DIASPORA AFFAIRS: Rabbi Boruch Gorin says the Agency was not targeted because it’s Jewish or Israeli, but because it's a body with overseas influences.
Members of the Israeli delegation sent for talks in Moscow will meet with officials from Russia’s Justice Ministry on Thursday.
We don’t want to see the controversy in Russia exploited for politics in Israel, and we don’t want to harm relations with Moscow.
Lapid: Israel is ready to discuss the matter with Russia • Moscow and Jerusalem trying to publicly downplay crackdown
Jewish Agency phones were tapped as aliyah from Russia nears 20k mark, and Moscow insists scrutiny is a legal issue.
Similarly to the Jewish Agency, multiple other Russian-Jewish organizations have received warning letters from the Russian government.
Israel, like the West, found the unprovoked invasion and death and destruction unleashed by Russia on its neighbor to be absolutely abhorrent, and sympathized deeply with the Ukrainians.
Almog, 71, is the founder and chairman of ADI Negev Nahalat Eran Rehabilitation Village (formerly ALEH Negev Nahalat Eran), which provides residential, medical and social services to the disabled.
The Jewish community in Russia has grown in recent decades, after mass migration in the 1990s. The current war has led to concerns about their future.
Michael Siegal, outgoing chairman of the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency, reflects on organization’s importance and future.