What a horrible mistake. They are going to get rid of the program that directly contributes to Israel's attracting and developing quality human capital as well as strengthening the standing of some of Israeli's weakest social groups (e.g. Ethiopian immigrants). And the JA is also trying to close all its absorption centers after already getting rid of several in the past few years. What good does the Jewish Agency do anymore? It seems like it's sole mission is to provide fat salaries to proteksia appointments while getting rid of everything else.
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from the article: Jewish Agency plans to ax funding for immigrant students