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Israel Says Russia Threatens to Halt Jewish Agency Activity

  • Kremlin decision could cause major rift between Israel, Russia
  • Jewish community has relied on agency to emigrate to Israel
Vladimir Putin
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Russia has ordered the agency in charge of organizing the emigration of Jews to Israel to halt activities immediately, the Israeli government said on Tuesday, though the group said it’s continuing to operate.