ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 148

search

Amid growing outcry, KKL-JNF delays controversial vote on buying West Bank land

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

KKL-JNF chairman Avi Duvdevani (Amos Lozon/KKL-JNF)
KKL-JNF chairman Avi Duvdevani (Amos Lozon/KKL-JNF)

Amid growing pushback from members and supporters abroad, the chairman of the Jewish National Fund decides to delay a controversial vote scheduled today on allowing the agency to purchase land in the West Bank.

The decision followed a letter to KKL-JNF chairman Avi Duvdevani by seven board members representing centrist and left-wing organizations demanding that the push to change the agency’s policy be suspended.

“We have no intention of acting forcefully. This is not our way. We want to make an orderly and relaxed decision on this issue. I hope this step [of delaying the vote] will contribute to promoting a good and matter-of-fact discussion,” Duvdevani writes in a message to the board members notifying them of the decision.

The KKL-JNF chairman did not provide a new date when the vote would be held.

Never miss breaking news on Israel
Get notifications to stay updated
You're subscribed
image
Register for free
and continue reading
Registering also lets you comment on articles and helps us improve your experience. It takes just a few seconds.
Already registered? Enter your email to sign in.
Please use the following structure: example@domain.com
Or Continue with
By registering you agree to the terms and conditions. Once registered, you’ll receive our Daily Edition email for free.
Register to continue
Or Continue with
Log in to continue
Sign in or Register
Or Continue with
check your email
Check your email
We sent an email to you at .
It has a link that will sign you in.