03.01.2012 08.Tewet. 5772
Sharansky: Gov't must provide immigrant services; ministry willing to take over programs, but needs gov’t approval.
It is time for the Israeli government to take full financial responsibility for long-term immigrant absorption programs, Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky said Monday in an interview with The Jerusalem Post.
Sharansky stated that while the agency’s natural role should be connecting Israel and the Diaspora, encouraging aliya and addressing the immediate needs of new immigrants, it is up to the government to provide services once full citizenship is granted….