Russian president's warning comes week after he lifted ban on delivery of S-300 missile defense systems to Iran.
At stake is leadership of an organization that helps manage Israeli agencies with huge budgets; liberal U.S. Jews view the election as a way to register discontent with Israeli politics.
As conflicts in the region spill over into neighboring countries, Western experts are having a tough time keeping up with the dizzying pace of events.
In 1951, a quarter of a million people were living in what was known as ma'abarot, 80 percent of them from Islamic lands. Most of the camps were dismantled by 1959. Ten forgotten years.