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  • Sharansky nomination rankles some Jewish Agency lay leaders

    Sorry it’s been a little slow on the blog the last couple of days. Been working on this story: NEW YORK (JTA) — Israel’s prime minister has nominated former Soviet dissident and close political ally Natan Sharansky for the chairmanship of the Jewish Agency for Israel. Once that would have made him a shoo-in for… More ▸

  • Business first at the Jewish Agency’s BOG

    OK. The G.A. is over. Time for the Jewish Agency’s board of governors’ meetings. There wasn’t even a half hour break Wednesday between the closing plenary of the G.A. and the opening plenary of the Jewish Agency’s gathering. A much more intimate affair, the BOG is taking place over the next two days at the… More ▸