Karen Hayesod trustees fight Netanyahu on replacing chairman — report

The board of trustees of Israel’s biggest fundraising organization around the world is fighting an attempt by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to replace its world chairman, Walla news reports.

Walla reports that Netanyahu seeks the removal of Sam Grundwerg as chairman of Keren Hayesod – United Israel Appeal, due to his appointment of Polly Bronstein as CEO. Bronstein is the former executive director and founder of Darkenu, a left-leaning civil society organization reviled by the Likud party.

Keren Hayesod World Chairman Sam Grundwerg (YouTube screenshot)

But the board of trustees, led by Steven Lowym, warns it will “use all tools at our disposal to protect the rights of the organization.”