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The various Arab states, especially the wealthy Gulf oil sheikhs, have been very generous in pledging their support for the cash-strapped Palestinian Authority. But the PA has painfully learned there's a big difference between pledging and paying.
(JTA) — Martin Kraar, who was instrumental in helping the Council of Jewish Federations merge with the United Jewish Appeal and the United Israel Appeal, has died.
Kraar, of Atlanta, died Monday at the age of 69.
As executive vice president, he led the CJF for 10 years until 1998. The CJF merger with UJA and UIA formed what ultimately has become the Jewish Federations of North America.