05.02.2012 12.Schwat. 5772
NY Federation head tells 'Post' that place of Diaspora to intervene on political level in Israel’s social problems.
Responding to recent calls by young Ethiopian-Israeli activists for overseas Jews to push the government to tackle widespread discrimination against the immigrant community, a senior American Jewish leader told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday that it was not the place of the Diaspora to intervene on a political level in Israel’s social problems.
“The relationship between American Jewry and Israel is very delicate,” said John Ruskay, executive vice president and CEO of the UJA-Federation of New York. He was in Israel last week after spending four days in Ethiopia visiting Jews waiting there to immigrate….