Jewish Agency, Government, Announce Major Expansion of Efforts to Combat Delegitimization on Campus

Meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and seven cabinet ministers in Jerusalem yesterday (Tuesday, June 23), Jewish Agency for Israel Chairman of the Executive Natan Sharansky announced that The Jewish Agency will increase the number of Israel Fellows dispatched to college campuses abroad by more than 30% in order to help combat rising efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel. The announcement took place during a meeting between Jewish Agency leaders and Israel's leadership as part of the Coordinating Committee of the Government of Israel and The Jewish Agency, convened during The Jewish Agency's Board of Governors' summer meetings. 85 Israel Fellows will be sent to 170 university campuses across North America, the United Kingdom, Australia, France, and - for the first time - South … [Read more...]

Who is Rabbi Shteinman and Why Should The Jewish Agency’s Donors Be Concerned?

Rabbi Aaron Yehuda Leib Shteinman

The Jewish Agency, in violation of their own governance policies, is funding anti-Zionist and anti-government MASA programs. Sitting at the top of The Jewish Agency's governance structure, even above the Board of Governors, is the Assembly. Comprised of up to 518 members apportioned similarly to the Board, the Assembly (though meeting only annually) is the prime decider of overarching policy matters. Historically, their debates involved serious ideological and political issues relating to the nature of Zionism, the structure of the Jewish Agency, internal Israeli politics, the understanding of the Israel Diaspora relationship and more. Back in the mid-80's, the US Federation world (UIA, UJA, CJF) and Keren Hayesod leadership, charged with doing due diligence of the charitable funds they … [Read more...]