Monday, November 28, 2005

Israeli Russian Party

Scharansky out, new guy comes in:

JTA:

A Russian Jewish billionaire plans to establish a new political party in Israel.
Arkadi Gaydamak, who came to prominence in Israel recently by buying Jerusalem’s Beitar soccer team, told Ha’aretz on Monday that his new party would be set up in time for March 28 national elections.
The provisional name of the party is Beitar, and Gaydamak said it would appeal to the Israeli mainstream despite his natural following among immigrants from the former Soviet Union. Gaydamak, who made his fortune in diamond and arms trading, said that if elected to political office he would seek to improve cooperation between Israel and the Arab world...

posted by Yeshiva Orthodoxy
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