'Israeli Rabbinate slapping converts in the face'Harsh words at demonstration over rabbinate's refusal to accept prominent American Rabbi Haskel Lookstein's conversions.
'Stop treating Diaspora rabbis with contempt'Natan Sharansky, Rabbi Shlomo Riskin join protest over Rabbinate's refusal to recognize conversions by Rabbi Haskel Lookstein.
Report: Jewish Agency aiding Reform movementLiba Center releases new report on Jewish Agency's role in promoting Reform, Conservative Judaism in Israel.
Sharansky: No future for Jews in FranceRising Arab immigration and spiraling anti-Semitism spells the end for Europe's largest Jewish community, Jewish Agency chief says.
MLK III to recognize Ethiopian Jewish activistsIdan Raichel, former MK, and prominent journalist to be recognized for their work for the Ethiopian Israeli community.
Gov has 3 months to come up with new Kotel planCourt tells government to present new plan within three months, refuses to give temporary injunction against Women of the Wall.
Natan Sharansky marks 30 years30 years after making Aliyah, former Prisoner of Zion speaks about Soviet Jewry's rediscovery of their Jewish identity and 'enormous power.'
Jerusalem Unity Prize welcomes nominationsPrizes to be handed out for Local, National and Global Efforts to Unite the Jewish Community.
Michael Douglas to advocate for Israel on US tourWith Jewish Agency head Natan Sharansky, actor to speak with students about 'Jewish journeys,' importance of a Jewish state.
Aliyah from Western Europe highest everAccording to the Jewish Agency figures, nearly 8,000 Olim came from France as a result of rise in anti-Semitism.
Record-setting numbers of new olim arrived in 201530,000 people made aliyah this year, largest amount in more than decade. All-time high of 7,900 from France.
Gov't, Jewish Agency sign 1B public housing deal2,650 public housing units to be built for Israel's poorest immigrants.
Sharansky blasts Arab MK who snubbed American JewsJewish Agency chairman says MK Ayman Odeh is trying to score "cheap political points" at the expense of members of his community.
200 French Immigrants Arrive in IsraelFrench Aliyah up 11% since 2014; Israel expecting between 30,000 - 35,000 new immigrants this year - the most since 2005.
Sharansky: 'Troubled' By Conversion DecisionJewish Agency Chairman said Sunday that party politics must not decide an issue of such great importance for the future of the Jews.
Jewish Agency Ups Battle for Israel on Campus30% more emissaries to be dispatched to fight for Israel on campuses in six countries, including BDS hotbeds.
Recalling How 'Jewish Housewives Defeated the KGB'Exhibit celebrating 25 years to release of Soviet Jews launches in NYC, and reminds when Jews are united they can achieve the 'impossible.'
Sharansky Calls to Stop Ethiopian ProtestsOnly by working together will we find the path toward overcoming the obstacles that lie ahead,' the Jewish Agency chair warns.
Sharansky: The Jewish People Embrace YouJewish Agency Chairman attends funeral of security guard who was murdered outside the synagogue in Copenhagen.
'There is No Future for Jews in Western Europe'Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky urges gov't to invest more money in Aliyah, ahead of expected 15,000 new immigrants in 2015.
UK Anti-Semitism Report 'An Important Step'Natan Sharansky praises UK parliamentary step to stop anti-Semitism, says it confirms Jewish Agency's own reports 'from years ago' on hate.
Tales of Jewish Courage at 'Three Youths' ForestWife of Jewish Agency chief and former international advocate for Soviet refuseniks tells of modern-day Jewish heroism.
Michael Douglas Selected as Genesis Prize WinnerActor and peace activist, Michael Douglas, will be awarded the Genesis Prize for his 'professional achievements and passion for Judaism.'
Sharansky: Europe Must Be as Concerned as We AreOn his way to attend mass rally in Paris, Natan Sharansky shares his thoughts on Jews' security in Europe and immigration to Israel.
Aliyah Figures at Highest in a Decade26,500 new immigrants in 2014 with France leading for first time ever, and Ukraine immigration up by 190%, as aliyah continues to flourish.
Thousands of Jews Converge for Limmud ConferenceThousands of Jews from 27 countries have gathered in Coventry for the Limmud Conference 2014.
Photos: 1,100 French Jewish Teens Visit JerusalemLarge-scale high school trip part of Jewish Agency efforts to increase French Aliyah (immigration).
50 Million Aid Package to Encourage Negev GrowthJewish Agency's aid project 'is continuation of the Jewish world’s outpouring of solidarity with the people of Israel,' Sharansky says.
JA Bringing Ukrainian Jewish Community to IsraelDozens of Jewish teens cool off in Israel over the summer, as conflict in Donetsk heats up - and Aliyah rises.
MK: Jewish Identity a 'Strategic Imperative'Government officials emphasize the need to reach out to Diaspora Jewry during Government of Israel-World Jewry Joint Initiative conference.
Watch: Natan Sharansky Speaks on French AliyahWhat are the driving factors behind over 1% of the French Jewish community moving to Israel in 2014? Special Arutz Sheva interview.
Officials: Dramatic Rise in French, Ukraine AliyahBy the end of the year, the Jewish Agency says, fully 1% of French Jews will have made aliyah.
Natan Sharansky Visits Brussels in Show of SupportSharansky lights memorial candle in Brussels, commits to help Jewish community continue normal life after shooting attack.
Jews Make Aliyah Amid Ukraine Airport BattlesJewish Agency rescues six Jewish immigrants to Israel, despite Ukrainian and pro-Russian clashes at Donetsk airport.
Sharansky: We'll Help European Jews Defend SelvesJewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky promised to provide help for the community in Belgium after Saturday's attack.
20 Years Since Attack on AMIA JCC in Buenos AiresTwenty years since Argentina bombing; Sharansky: 'We will not settle for anything less than bringing the perpetrators to justice.'
Emergency Aid to Jewish Groups in UkraineJewish Agency begins aid campaign to help secure Jewish communities affected by unrest in Ukraine.
Online Event Sees Israeli, Diaspora Leaders UniteOnline 'jam session' between Jewish community members in Israel and around the world fosters innovation, collaboration.
Sharansky: Help Diaspora Jews against Anti-SemitesJewish Agency head: Jewish communities worldwide are at the forefront of the fight against Jew-hatred.
Poll: Israelis Want Rivlin as PresidentMost Israelis would like to see MK Reuven Rivlin as Israel’s next president, finds new poll.
Poll: Most Israelis Favor Second Term for Peres63% of Israelis would prefer that Peres's term be extended, according to Channel 2 poll. If not, MK Reuven Rivlin is the leading candidate.
Jewish Agency: 19,200 New Immigrants in 2013Statistics reveal immigration to Israel is on the rise. Overall increase at 7% since 2012.
World-renowned Pianist Gets Israeli CitizenshipEvgeny Kissin, two-time Grammy winner and activist in fighting for Israel, awarded citizenship at ceremony in Jerusalem.
Netanyahu and Son On Stage as Masa CelebratesPrime Minister Netanyahu addresses Masa Israel participants as the program celebrates its 10th anniversary.
Jewish Agency Brings 17 Yemenite Jews to IsraelIn a secret and complex operation, the Jewish Agency brought a group of 17 Yemenite Jews to Israel.
Jewish Agency Board of Governors Meets in KievMeeting is an expression of solidarity with the Jews of the Ukraine
Sharansky: In Prison, I thought about YoniJewish Agency head says he had Prime Minister's heroic brother in mind, when held in Soviet jail.
Sharansky: Make Room at Kotel for Mixed PrayerJewish Agency head calls to extend Kotel with section for men and women together.
Netanyahu Recommends Sharansky For Second TermPM Netanyahu recommends Natan Sharansky be appointed to a second term as head of the Jewish Agency.
WZO: Anti-Semitism Still GrowingAnti-Semitism, unfortunately, is alive and well, and even growing, according to the WZO's Yaakov Hagoel
New Jewish Agency Fund for Diaspora Jews' SecurityThe fund will pay for security infrastructure in small communities, says JA head Sharansky in Toulouse.
Eilat Shooter Came to Israel with 'Masa' ProgramJewish Agency head Sharansky appoints committee to check how the man was accepted to the program.
Bolstering Jewish ID in Russian-Speaking TeensJewish identity runs strong in Russian-speaking teens, counselors discovered at a camp organized by the Jewish Agency and the Genesis Fund.
Natan Sharansky: Iran Fears are Slowing AliyahFears of an attack on Iran are putting off people who might otherwise be inclined to move to Israel, says Natan Sharansky.
Sharansky on Peres: In Israel the PM DecidesJewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky responds to Peres on Iran, reminds that the role of president is a symbolic one in Israel.
New Fund Will Protect World JewryThe IFCJ and Jewish Agency have partnered with the Friendship Fund to raise funds to protect Jewish communities from rising anti-Semitism.
Israeli Trauma Experts to Help Toulouse ResidentsIsraeli trauma experts are to help Toulouse residents cope with the aftermath of a terror attack at the Otzar HaTorah Jewish day school.