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Vote for new Jewish Agency chief delayed

View of the Jewish Agency headquarters in Jerusalem, November 29, 2016. Photo (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
View of the Jewish Agency headquarters in Jerusalem, November 29, 2016. Photo (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

The vote for the next chairman of the Jewish Agency has been postponed, according to Hebrew media reports.

The deadline for submitting new candidates is extended until November 17, while a vote on the new chief will be held a month after that, according to Army Radio.

The delay comes after Intelligence Minister Elazar Stern withdrew his candidacy for Jewish Agency chairman amid a growing controversy over comments he made suggesting he had ignored complaints, possible including sexual harassment complaints, during his time as head of the IDF’s Manpower Directorate.

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