Jewish Agency Gets New Leader
JERUSALEM (AP) — Taking over as Jewish Agency chairman, Israeli lawmaker Avraham Burg vowed to strengthen ties between Israel and world Jewry by turning the organization into a “parliament of the Jewish people.”
Burg expressed concern about growing assimilation in overseas Jewish communities and maintaining support for Israel once peace is reached with the Arabs.
“Can we, and how do we, survive without an external enemy? That’s the question of our times,” he said.