Chabad: No Jerusalem land transfer to Russia till Schneerson books returned - report

Chabad USA appealed to Attorney-General Gali Baharav-Miara on Monday to hold the transfer of ownership of Russian Orthodox land in Jerusalem until the "Schneerson collection" of books is returned from Russia, Ynet reported. 

The appeal comes as tensions between Russia and Israel are simmering due to Russia shutting down the Jewish Agency. 

Israel has delayed - and may consider continuing to delay - proceedings on the ownership of the Alexander Courtyard in Jerusalem. Moscow believes it should be Russia's property. 

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