Requests for Secrecy and No Tenders: Inside the Monopoly Bringing a ‘Lost Tribe’ to Israel

Despite being the subject of complaints from members of the Bnei Menashe community, Shavei Israel continues to enjoy a unique arrangement with the government worth large sums of money. The organization denies the allegations

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Judy Maltz
Judy Maltz
Judy Maltz
Judy Maltz

A private organization that brings members of “lost tribes” of Jews to Israel was recently awarded a nearly 10-million-shekel government (almost $3.1 million) contract, despite complaints of serious abuse of power by many of the prospective and new immigrants it was meant to help.

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