By Paul Berger, October 14, 2010
Misha Galperin is adamant that the Jewish Agency for Israel is not changing direction.
"It's changing strategy," said Mr Galperin, from his 31st-floor corner office near Grand Central Terminal in New York.
When the Agency was formed in 1929, its aim was a Jewish state. After 1948, it focused on helping millions make aliyah.
This year, Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky announced the Agency's focus would be peoplehood.