New immigrants 370.
(photo credit: Amichai Shikli)
Immigrant Absorption Ministry director-general Dmitry Aparzev handed in his
resignation letter, only months after beginning his second term, Minister Sofa
Landver told The Jerusalem Post on Monday.
Landver said that Aparzev had
tendered his resignation in order to run for the leadership of the local council
in the northern town of Katzrin.
Aparzev made waves in April when he gave
an interview in Ma’ariv
calling for the Jewish Agency to “return the keys” of
aliya, and attacked the private aliya organization Nefesh
“There cannot be a situation where every American immigrant
must pass through a private organization,” Aparzev told the newspaper.
response, a spokesman for Landver expressed the minister’s support for the
Jewish Agency and Nefesh B’Nefesh. Landver is now serving her second consecutive
term as minister.