Israel is sending a delegation to Moscow in a bid to reverse the Russian authorities’ move
Israel will ship a delegation to Moscow “to ensure the continuation” of the Jewish Agency’s exercise in Russia, the prime minister’s workplace introduced on Thursday.
Moscow’s Basmanny District Court stated earlier that it had obtained a request from the Justice Ministry to liquidate the Russian department of the company. The potential closure of the group, which promotes the repatriation of Jews to Israel, prompted Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid to conduct “a situation assessment” with diplomats and members of the National Security Council.
“It was decided to send a joint delegation from the Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Aliyah and Integration to ensure the continuation of the Jewish Agency’s activity in Russia,” the workplace stated in a press release.
An extra inter-agency assembly will happen on Sunday.
“The Jewish community in Russia is deeply connected with Israel. Its importance arises in every diplomatic discussion with the Russian leadership. We will continue to act through diplomatic channels so that the Jewish Agency’s important activity will not cease,” Lapid stated.
The Moscow court docket stated that the pretrial listening to was set for July 28. It didn’t reveal the small print of the Justice Ministry’s arguments, saying merely that the request to terminate the Jewish Agency’s operations was associated to its alleged violation of Russian regulation.
According to the newspaper Haaretz, a letter from the Justice Ministry to the company’s workplace in Moscow despatched on July 1 said that the group was in breach of legal guidelines associated to knowledge storage and safety. However, the outlet harassed that the ministry didn’t at the moment explicitly demand speedy cessation of the company’s operations.
In early July, in the meantime, the Jerusalem Post, citing its personal sources, stated that the Russian authorities had ordered the Jewish Agency to cease all of its actions.
The group later refuted this data, whereas the Russian Foreign Ministry referred to as the article “a provocation,” a view that it shared with the Israeli authorities.
The Jewish Agency, based in 1929, first assisted in repatriating Jews to Palestinian lands, and after Israel gained independence, to the state of Israel. Its workplaces and companions, in line with its web site, function within the cities of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Samara, Rostov, Pyatigorsk, Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Novosibirsk and Khabarovsk.
As Haaretz reviews, citing inner figures of the Aliyah and Integration Ministry, the previous few months coinciding with the Russian navy offensive in Ukraine have seen a pointy enhance in immigration from Russia to Israel. In the primary six months of the yr, the variety of Russians who relocated to Israel totaled 16,598, which is greater than double the quantity who emigrated to the nation all through all of final yr. It can also be nearly 40% above the variety of Ukrainians who’ve moved to Israel over the primary half of this yr.