Jewish Agency ‘Outraged’ by Israeli Minister’s Plan to Distribute COVID Vaccines to Holocaust Survivors Worldwide

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A “diplomatically disastrous” initiative by Diaspora Affairs Minister Omer Yankelevich to offer free COVID-19 vaccines to Holocaust survivors worldwide, using an international corps of young Jewish volunteers, has taken the Jewish Agency – one of the co-owners of the corps – utterly by surprise. 

“We were approached last night by the Diaspora Affairs Ministry regarding the minister’s idea to have Shalom Corps, a co-owned company of ours, explore the feasibility of such a vaccination program. We are currently examining the issue,” an Agency spokesperson told Haaretz on Tuesday. 

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