The Jewish Agency’s appointments committee decided to recommend to the organization’s board of trustees to elect the former head of the Zionist Union, MK Yitzchok Herzog, as its next chairman.
The Jewish Agency Board of Governors is expected to approve the recommendation and Herzog is expected to take office on August 1, replacing outgoing chairman Natan Sharansky.
Following the decision, Herzog said: “In light of the appeal I received from the leaders of Diaspora Jewry, I agreed to take on the role of Chairman of the Jewish Agency. These are days of significant challenges regarding the relations between the Jewish people and the State of Israel. I will take over from August 1.”
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