Lapid says Israel to dispatch team to Russia amid Jewish Agency crisis

Prime Minister Yair Lapid says a team will be sent to Russia next week to ensure the continued operations of the Jewish Agency in Russia.

The delegation will include members of the Prime Minister’s Office, Foreign Ministry, Justice Ministry and Immigration and Absorption Ministry.

Concluding a meeting with Foreign Ministry and National Security Council officials, Lapid says: “The Jewish community in Russia is deeply connected to Israel and its importance is raised in every diplomatic conversation with Russian leadership. We will continue to act through diplomatic channels so the agency’s important work does not stop.”

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