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With no comment on Ben Gvir, JFNA says it looks forward to working with next Israeli gov’t

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US correspondent based in New York

A panel discussion at the JFNA General Assembly in Chicago on October 30, 2022. (Jewish Federations of North America)
A panel discussion at the JFNA General Assembly in Chicago on October 30, 2022. (Jewish Federations of North America)

The Jewish Federations of North America weighs in on yesterday’s Israeli election for the first time, saying it looks forward to working with whatever government is formed.

JFNA avoids condemning the rise of the far-right Religious Zionism party as progressive Jewish groups in the US have done.

The umbrella group says it “respect[s] and salute[s] Israel’s vibrant democratic process, which allows all Israelis a voice and vote in forming their government.

“We look forward to working with the government selected by the Israeli people, as we always have, to support Jews around the world and strengthen the relationships between Israel, the North American Jewish community, and our government leaders.”

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