There’s a fight brewing over who will lead Israel’s Holocaust museum

(JTA) — One of the latest political disputes in Israel is happening in an unlikely place — the national Holocaust museum, Yad Vashem. 

News emerged in August that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his allies are hoping to appoint a former far-right politician and general, Effi Eitam, as the next chairman of Yad Vashem. Holocaust remembrance associations and representatives of survivors are calling the move inappropriate and a risk to the museum’s reputation. 

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