Not recognizing converts could tear Jewish people apartRabbi Lookstein, who oversaw conversion of Ivanka Trump, warns divisions over Orthodox conversion will harm Jewish people.
Natan Sharansky won't seek new term as head of Jewish AgencyNatan Sharansky announces he will be stepping down from his position as chairman of The Jewish Agency for Israel in June.
'Africa’s future depends on Israel'Christian African leaders met and planned with Natan Sharansky over the Jewish Agency's work on the continent.
Sharansky: Jews still uncomfortable in FranceJewish Agency head Natan Sharansky warns that French government's efforts to help Jews haven't calmed concerns.
Israeli Rabbinate accused of 'slapping converts in the face'Harsh words at demonstration over rabbinate's refusal to accept prominent American Rabbi Haskel Lookstein's conversions.
Jerusalem protest: '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 pushing Reform movement's agendaLiba 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.
Martin Luther King III to recognize Ethiopian Jewish activistsIdan Raichel, former MK, and prominent journalist to be recognized for their work for the Ethiopian Israeli community.
Government has three 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.
Sharansky marks 30 years: No power can stand against us30 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 campus 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 as French Aliyah Takes OffFrench Aliyah up 11% since 2014; Israel expecting between 30,000 - 35,000 new immigrants this year - the most since 2005.
Sharansky: Jewish Agency '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 Mobilizes to Battle Campus Anti-Zionism30% more emissaries to be dispatched to fight for Israel on campuses in six countries, including BDS hotbeds.
Recalling When '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 Protests, Return CalmOnly by working together will we find the path toward overcoming the obstacles that lie ahead,' the Jewish Agency chair warns.
Sharansky in Copenhagen: 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.
Sharansky: 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.
Avital Sharansky Tells of Jewish Courage at 'Three Teens' ForestWife of Jewish Agency chief and former international advocate for Soviet refuseniks tells of modern-day Jewish heroism.
Michael Douglas Selected as 2015 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 Decade; France Leads the Way26,500 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 in UK for Limmud ConferenceThousands of Jews from 27 countries have gathered in Coventry for the Limmud Conference 2014.
1,100 French Jewish Teens Celebrate Hannukah in JerusalemLarge-scale high school trip part of Jewish Agency efforts to increase French Aliyah (immigration).
Aiding in Aftermath: 50 Million NIS Package Raised for NegevJewish Agency's aid project 'is continuation of the Jewish world’s outpouring of solidarity with the people of Israel,' Sharansky says.
Jewish Agency 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.
Increasing 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.
Jewish Agency: 'Dramatic' Rise in French, Ukraine AliyahBy the end of the year, the Jewish Agency says, fully 1% of French Jews will have made aliyah.
Jewish Agency Sends Delegation to 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 ThemselvesJewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky promised to provide help for the community in Belgium after Saturday's attack.
'To Our Enemies, Fighting Against Israel, Jews the Same'Twenty years since Argentina bombing; Sharansky: 'We will not settle for anything less than bringing the perpetrators to justice.'
Jewish Agency Pledges 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: Israel is Helping 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.
Aliyah Levels Up: 19,200 New Immigrants in 2013Statistics reveal immigration to Israel is on the rise. Overall increase at 7% since 2012.
World-renowned Pianist Receives 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 for First Time 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 Created 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 Israel' ProgramJewish Agency head Sharansky appoints committee to check how the man was accepted to the program.
Strengthening Jewish Identity 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.