JERUSALEM (Mar. 3)
Max Fisher, chairman of the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency, has announced the appointment of Aviad Yaffe to the post of director general of Aviad Yaffe to the post of director general of the Jewish Agency. In making the announcement at the close of the Board of Governor’s meeting here, Fisher praised Yaffe’s accomplishments as an administrator.
Yaffe, a Labor Alignment MK, was a top aide to the late Premier Levi Eshkol, a former Consul of Israel in New York, and director of Foreign Ministry information services, Fisher said his appointment to the Jewish Agency’s top administrative post was in keeping with his insistance that jobs must be allocated strictly on merit. He said that Yaffe would desist immediately from all political activity, making him the “first apolitical director general of the Agency.” Fisher called this a healthy precedent that would apply to future appointment to the top echelons of the Agency.
Yaffe succeeds Moshe Rivlin who has been named chairman of the Jewish National Fund. The Board of Governors gave a dinner in Rivlin’s honor Tuesday night.