Isaac Herzog, the new face of the Jewish Agency - Editorial

Isaac Herzog, the new face of the Jewish Agency

Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 8:56 am

The Jewish Agency for Israel has a long and storied history, but an uncertain future.

Having moved from its quasi-governmental and traditional mission of bringing in and settling new immigrants to Israel, the Jewish Agency is now focused on building global Jewish identity. That change — born of a pragmatic reality — came about during the nine-year Agency chairmanship of Natan Sharansky, and fit well with the image and goals of the charismatic refusenik and most famous face of the storied Soviet Jewry movement.

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