Moscow: The Jewish Agency has asked for another postponement of trial

The Jewish Agency received an update on Wednesday about the trial taking place in Moscow and the postponement being approved by two months.

 A view shows a sign at the entrance to a Russian branch of the Jewish Agency for Israel, in Moscow, Russia July 21, 2022.  (photo credit: REUTERS/EVGENIA NOVOZHENINA)
A view shows a sign at the entrance to a Russian branch of the Jewish Agency for Israel, in Moscow, Russia July 21, 2022.
(photo credit: REUTERS/EVGENIA NOVOZHENINA)

A Russian court has agreed to postpone the trial of the Jewish Agency by another two months, after its activities came under scrutiny six months ago with a decision to liquidate its presence in the country, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

The agency received an update on Wednesday that the trial taking place in Moscow would be postponed by another two months.

“On December 20, a hearing took place in a Moscow court of law regarding the legal procedure which has involved the Jewish Agency in recent months,” the letter sent to the members of the executive says.

“The Counsel representing the Jewish Agency’s Russian operation asked for another postponement of the trial since the agency has been implementing certain demands made by the Russian Justice Ministry which need more time before completion.”

According to the agency, “the court has acceded to the Jewish Agency’s request and concluded that the trial will be renewed on February 17. The Jewish Agency continues to take the necessary steps and make the required legal adjustments ahead of the next hearing.”

 A view shows the entrance to a Russian branch of the Jewish Agency for Israel, in Moscow (credit: REUTERS/EVGENIA NOVOZHENINA) A view shows the entrance to a Russian branch of the Jewish Agency for Israel, in Moscow (credit: REUTERS/EVGENIA NOVOZHENINA)

One of these actions is the establishment of a local call center for Russian Jews interested in aliyah or participating in the organization’s events. This call center operated up until recently in Israel, as part of the agency’s Global Center. Other steps are also being taken by the agency in order to meet the requests of the Russian Justice Ministry.

The agency wrote to members of its executive that they are operating normally.

Postponement of Jewish Agency hearing

One of these actions is the establishment of a local call center for Russian Jews interested in aliyah or participating in the organization’s events. This call center operated up until recently in Israel, as part of the agency’s Global Center. Other steps are also being taken by the agency in order to meet the requests of the Russian Justice Ministry.

The agency wrote to members of its executive that they are operating normally.