Israel warns Russia as Moscow seeks to ban Jewish emigration agency

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Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid warned that relations with Moscow would deteriorate if Russia moves to ban the Jewish Agency for Israel in a move some have seen as politically motivated. Lapid’s office said on Sunday that banning the agency, which enables Jewish people to immigrate to Israel, would be a “serious event.” A delegation will travel to Moscow in the course of the week to focus on reversing the decision by the Russian authorities, the statement said. Russia’s Justice Ministry filed a complaint against the non-governmental organization at the Moscow District Court and a hearing is …

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