Bennett Apologizes to Diaspora Jews for Shutting Down Israel’s Borders

In a letter to the leaders of the Jewish Federations of North America, prime minister says he fully understands ‘the critical importance of visits by North American Jews to Israel’ and is doing everything to resolve the crisis

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett reached out to pacify North American Jewish leaders Wednesday, following Israel’s decision to close its borders to all foreigners last month following the discovery of a new COVID variant. He expressed sympathy for the “severe hardship and disruption” caused by the move.

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