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October 5, 2012 10:22 pm

Jewish Agency to Review Application Process Following Deadly Eilat Shooting

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Natan Sharansky, left, Chairman of the Executive of the Jewish Agency for Israel is welcomed by Masa Israel Journey alums. Photo: David Karp.

JPost – Following a deadly shooting incident in Eilat on Friday morning, Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky appointed a panel to examine the processes by which the American gunman was accepted to the “Israel Way” program, formerly known as Oranim, in Eilat.

The 23-year-old shooter from Poughkeepsie, New York, identified as William Hershkovitz, was in Israel as a part of the Israel Way program supported by the Jewish Agency, that brings Jews from around the world for volunteer work, study and internship.

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