Pressure From Adelson Foundation Foiled Birthright Move to Labor-controlled Ministry, Sources Say

According to coalition agreements, the Birthright Israel program, which brings tens of thousands of Jews to Israel a year, was supposed to become the Diaspora Ministry's responsibility

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Representatives of the family of the late billionaire Sheldon Adelson have successfully blocked a planned handover of Birthright – the program that brings tens of thousands of Jewish teens and young adults on free trips to Israel each year – to a ministry controlled by a left-wing party, political sources have confirmed to Haaretz. 

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