Degel Menashe, B’nei Menashe Council, Meet With Jewish Agency

(April 28) At a meeting at The Jewish Agency in Jerusalem on April 25, representatives of Degel Menashe and the B’nei Menashe Council discussed the future of B’nei Menashe Aliyah with acting Agency chairman Yaakov Hagoel and Aliyah director Shai Felber. Representing the BMC was its chairman Lalam Hangshing, who has been on a visit to Israel from Manipur. The Degel Menashe participants were the organization’s managing director Yitzhak Thangjom, board member Yosi Dahan, and board chairman Hillel Halkin. The meeting was also attended by Knesset member and former cabinet minister Miri Regev. Substantive issues were touched on and it was agreed to continue the talks after the return of the fact-finding mission that the Agency and the Ministry of Immigration and Absorption will soon be sending to India. [See separate article on this mission in today’s Newsletter.]