Israeli Diaspora Affairs Minister Nachman Shai mulls Jewish Agency chairmanship bid

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Israeli Diaspora Affairs Minister Nachman Shai mulls Jewish Agency chairmanship bid

Israel Hayom via JNS
By Yori Yalon

The 74-year-old previously served as deputy Knesset speaker and a former spokesperson for the Israel Defense Forces, most notably during the 1991 Gulf War.

Israeli Diaspora Affairs Minister Nachman Shai has joined the growing list of candidates vying for the chairmanship of the Jewish Agency for Israel.

The 74-year-old previously served as deputy Knesset speaker and a former spokesperson for the Israel Defense Forces, most notably during the 1991 Gulf War.

Other candidates vying for the chairmanship position include: former Blue and White MKs Omer Yankelevich and Michal Cotler-Wunsh; Museum of the Jewish People director Irina Nevzlin, who is married to Likud MK Yuli Edelstein; head of the Planning and Budgeting Committee of the Council for Higher Education Yaffa Zilbershats; Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Fleur Hassan-Nahoum; former Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon; former Likud MK Uzi Dayan; and former Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren.

This report first appeared in Israel Hayom.

Caption: Israeli Diaspora Affairs Minister Nachman Shai arrives at the President's Residence in Jerusalem for a group photo of the newly sworn in Israeli government, June 14, 2021. 
Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.


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