PM plans to send delegation to Moscow this week to try to convince Russian authorities to cease their moves against the quasi-governmental Israeli immigration organization
Jul 24, 2022
Prime Minister Yair Lapid warned Russia on Sunday against shuttering the offices of the Jewish Agency in the country, saying such steps would be a “grave event” that would negatively affect the diplomatic ties between Jerusalem and Moscow.
Lapid’s overt warning to Moscow came in response to recent steps by Russian authorities against the quasi-governmental Israeli organization, which is tasked with facilitating and encouraging Jewish immigration to Israel. Last week, the Russian Justice Ministry officially called for the “dissolution” of the Jewish Agency’s activities in Russia, claiming the organization had violated a number of local laws.
Israel, however, believes that these steps are not due to legal issues but rather are a form of retaliation by Moscow against Jerusalem for its support of Ukraine.
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