Show me the ‘new money’

For the Jewish Agency, an initiative by the prime minister is an opportunity for rebirth.

Jewish Agency
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‘While the Jewish Agency may be doing great work, its reputa- tion has not been nearly as good,” James Tisch lamented in Tel Aviv earlier this month. “I believe that [our] reputation has bottomed.”

Tisch, the chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel’s board of governors, was addressing the worries articulated by observers in recent years regarding the future of the organization, which for decades has served as Israel’s interlocutor with Jewish communities abroad.

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