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'Israeli Rabbinate slapping converts in the face'

Harsh words at demonstration over rabbinate's refusal to accept prominent American Rabbi Haskel Lookstein's conversions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/6/2016, 11:56 AM

'Stop treating Diaspora rabbis with contempt'

Natan Sharansky, Rabbi Shlomo Riskin join protest over Rabbinate's refusal to recognize conversions by Rabbi Haskel Lookstein.Rachel Kaplan, 7/6/2016, 9:31 AM

Report: Jewish Agency aiding Reform movement

Liba Center releases new report on Jewish Agency's role in promoting Reform, Conservative Judaism in Israel.Benny Tocker, 7/5/2016, 3:15 PM

Sharansky: No future for Jews in France

Rising Arab immigration and spiraling anti-Semitism spells the end for Europe's largest Jewish community, Jewish Agency chief says.JTA, 6/28/2016, 7:00 PM

MLK III to recognize Ethiopian Jewish activists

Idan Raichel, former MK, and prominent journalist to be recognized for their work for the Ethiopian Israeli community.Arutz Sheva staff, 5/4/2016, 3:54 PM

Gov has 3 months to come up with new Kotel plan

Court tells government to present new plan within three months, refuses to give temporary injunction against Women of the Wall.JTA, 4/5/2016, 11:07 AM

Natan Sharansky marks 30 years

30 years after making Aliyah, former Prisoner of Zion speaks about Soviet Jewry's rediscovery of their Jewish identity and 'enormous power.'Yoni Kempinski, 2/26/2016, 9:01 AM

Jerusalem Unity Prize welcomes nominations

Prizes to be handed out for Local, National and Global Efforts to Unite the Jewish Community.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/27/2016, 2:20 PM

Michael Douglas to advocate for Israel on US tour

With Jewish Agency head Natan Sharansky, actor to speak with students about 'Jewish journeys,' importance of a Jewish state.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/20/2016, 9:32 PM

Aliyah from Western Europe highest ever

According to the Jewish Agency figures, nearly 8,000 Olim came from France as a result of rise in anti-Semitism.Shoshana Miskin, 1/14/2016, 9:02 PM

Record-setting numbers of new olim arrived in 2015

30,000 people made aliyah this year, largest amount in more than decade. All-time high of 7,900 from France.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/29/2015, 2:20 PM

Gov't, Jewish Agency sign 1B public housing deal

2,650 public housing units to be built for Israel's poorest immigrants.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/27/2015, 8:44 PM

Sharansky blasts Arab MK who snubbed American Jews

Jewish Agency chairman says MK Ayman Odeh is trying to score "cheap political points" at the expense of members of his community.Ben Ariel, 12/13/2015, 3:25 AM

200 French Immigrants Arrive in Israel

French Aliyah up 11% since 2014; Israel expecting between 30,000 - 35,000 new immigrants this year - the most since 2005.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/28/2015, 1:41 PM

Sharansky: 'Troubled' By Conversion Decision

Jewish Agency Chairman said Sunday that party politics must not decide an issue of such great importance for the future of the Jews.Moshe Cohen, 7/5/2015, 9:29 PM

Jewish Agency Ups Battle for Israel on Campus

30% more emissaries to be dispatched to fight for Israel on campuses in six countries, including BDS hotbeds.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/24/2015, 4:20 PM

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.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/10/2015, 12:08 PM

Sharansky Calls to Stop Ethiopian Protests

Only by working together will we find the path toward overcoming the obstacles that lie ahead,' the Jewish Agency chair warns.Tova Dvorin, 5/4/2015, 4:29 PM

Sharansky: The Jewish People Embrace You

Jewish Agency Chairman attends funeral of security guard who was murdered outside the synagogue in Copenhagen.Avi Haim, 2/19/2015, 4:13 AM

'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.Shimon Cohen and Tova Dvorin, 2/17/2015, 9:09 AM

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.Tova Dvorin, 2/10/2015, 9:27 AM

Tales of Jewish Courage at 'Three Youths' Forest

Wife of Jewish Agency chief and former international advocate for Soviet refuseniks tells of modern-day Jewish heroism.Hillel Fendel, 2/8/2015, 9:37 PM

Michael Douglas Selected as Genesis Prize Winner

Actor and peace activist, Michael Douglas, will be awarded the Genesis Prize for his 'professional achievements and passion for Judaism.'Cynthia Blank, 1/15/2015, 2:59 PM

Sharansky: Europe Must Be as Concerned as We Are

On his way to attend mass rally in Paris, Natan Sharansky shares his thoughts on Jews' security in Europe and immigration to Israel.Hezki Baruch, Paris, 1/11/2015, 1:16 PM

Aliyah Figures at Highest in a Decade

26,500 new immigrants in 2014 with France leading for first time ever, and Ukraine immigration up by 190%, as aliyah continues to flourish.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/31/2014, 2:00 PM

Thousands of Jews Converge for Limmud Conference

Thousands of Jews from 27 countries have gathered in Coventry for the Limmud Conference 2014.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/28/2014, 11:56 AM

Photos: 1,100 French Jewish Teens Visit Jerusalem

Large-scale high school trip part of Jewish Agency efforts to increase French Aliyah (immigration).Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/19/2014, 10:19 AM

50 Million Aid Package to Encourage Negev Growth

Jewish Agency's aid project 'is continuation of the Jewish world’s outpouring of solidarity with the people of Israel,' Sharansky says.Cynthia Blank, 10/27/2014, 4:00 PM

JA Bringing Ukrainian Jewish Community to Israel

Dozens of Jewish teens cool off in Israel over the summer, as conflict in Donetsk heats up - and Aliyah rises.Tova Dvorin, 8/15/2014, 12:48 PM

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.Tova Dvorin, 6/24/2014, 10:30 AM

Watch: Natan Sharansky Speaks on French Aliyah

What are the driving factors behind over 1% of the French Jewish community moving to Israel in 2014? Special Arutz Sheva interview.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/24/2014, 9:56 AM

Officials: Dramatic Rise in French, Ukraine Aliyah

By the end of the year, the Jewish Agency says, fully 1% of French Jews will have made aliyah.Moshe Cohen, 6/22/2014, 5:59 PM

Natan Sharansky Visits Brussels in Show of Support

Sharansky lights memorial candle in Brussels, commits to help Jewish community continue normal life after shooting attack.Tova Dvorin, 5/30/2014, 2:13 PM

Jews Make Aliyah Amid Ukraine Airport Battles

Jewish Agency rescues six Jewish immigrants to Israel, despite Ukrainian and pro-Russian clashes at Donetsk airport.Ari Yashar, 5/27/2014, 6:29 PM

Sharansky: We'll Help European Jews Defend Selves

Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky promised to provide help for the community in Belgium after Saturday's attack.Yosef Berger, 5/25/2014, 9:37 PM

20 Years Since Attack on AMIA JCC in Buenos Aires

Twenty years since Argentina bombing; Sharansky: 'We will not settle for anything less than bringing the perpetrators to justice.'Tova Dvorin, 5/5/2014, 4:03 PM

Emergency Aid to Jewish Groups in Ukraine

Jewish Agency begins aid campaign to help secure Jewish communities affected by unrest in Ukraine.Uzi Baruch, Tova Dvorin, 2/22/2014, 10:37 PM

Online Event Sees Israeli, Diaspora Leaders Unite

Online 'jam session' between Jewish community members in Israel and around the world fosters innovation, collaboration.Tova Dvorin, 2/18/2014, 1:15 AM

Sharansky: Help Diaspora Jews against Anti-Semites

Jewish Agency head: Jewish communities worldwide are at the forefront of the fight against Jew-hatred.Gil Ronen, 1/26/2014, 8:02 PM

Poll: Israelis Want Rivlin as President

Most Israelis would like to see MK Reuven Rivlin as Israel’s next president, finds new poll.Elad Benari, 1/24/2014, 4:44 AM

Poll: Most Israelis Favor Second Term for Peres

63% of Israelis would prefer that Peres's term be extended, according to Channel 2 poll. If not, MK Reuven Rivlin is the leading candidate.Elad Benari, 1/7/2014, 1:42 AM

Jewish Agency: 19,200 New Immigrants in 2013

Statistics reveal immigration to Israel is on the rise. Overall increase at 7% since 2012.Tova Dvorin, 12/29/2013, 12:32 PM

World-renowned Pianist Gets Israeli Citizenship

Evgeny Kissin, two-time Grammy winner and activist in fighting for Israel, awarded citizenship at ceremony in Jerusalem.Ari Yashar, 12/9/2013, 10:55 AM

Netanyahu and Son On Stage as Masa Celebrates

Prime Minister Netanyahu addresses Masa Israel participants as the program celebrates its 10th anniversary.Elad Benari, 11/15/2013, 2:16 AM

Jewish Agency Brings 17 Yemenite Jews to Israel

In a secret and complex operation, the Jewish Agency brought a group of 17 Yemenite Jews to Israel.Elad Benari, 8/15/2013, 3:12 AM

Jewish Agency Board of Governors Meets in Kiev

Meeting is an expression of solidarity with the Jews of the UkraineRina Tzvi and Ernie Singer, 6/24/2013, 2:15 PM

Sharansky: In Prison, I thought about Yoni

Jewish Agency head says he had Prime Minister's heroic brother in mind, when held in Soviet jail.Gil Ronen, 4/15/2013, 2:21 PM

Sharansky: Make Room at Kotel for Mixed Prayer

Jewish Agency head calls to extend Kotel with section for men and women together.Chana Ya'ar, Maayana Miskin, 4/10/2013, 12:18 PM

Netanyahu Recommends Sharansky For Second Term

PM Netanyahu recommends Natan Sharansky be appointed to a second term as head of the Jewish Agency. Rachel Hirshfeld , 2/19/2013, 5:56 PM

WZO: Anti-Semitism Still Growing

Anti-Semitism, unfortunately, is alive and well, and even growing, according to the WZO's Yaakov HagoelDavid Lev, 1/28/2013, 1:44 AM

New Jewish Agency Fund for Diaspora Jews' Security

The fund will pay for security infrastructure in small communities, says JA head Sharansky in Toulouse.Gil Ronen, 11/1/2012, 6:05 PM

Eilat Shooter Came to Israel with 'Masa' Program

Jewish Agency head Sharansky appoints committee to check how the man was accepted to the program.Gil Ronen, 10/5/2012, 3:39 PM

Bolstering Jewish ID in Russian-Speaking Teens

Jewish identity runs strong in Russian-speaking teens, counselors discovered at a camp organized by the Jewish Agency and the Genesis Fund. Chana Ya'ar, 8/20/2012, 8:27 PM

Natan Sharansky: Iran Fears are Slowing Aliyah

Fears of an attack on Iran are putting off people who might otherwise be inclined to move to Israel, says Natan Sharansky.Chana Ya'ar, 8/19/2012, 1:40 PM

Sharansky on Peres: In Israel the PM Decides

Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky responds to Peres on Iran, reminds that the role of president is a symbolic one in Israel.Elad Benari, 8/17/2012, 4:43 AM

New Fund Will Protect World Jewry

The IFCJ and Jewish Agency have partnered with the Friendship Fund to raise funds to protect Jewish communities from rising anti-Semitism.A7 Staff, 7/3/2012, 3:56 PM

Israeli Trauma Experts to Help Toulouse Residents

Israeli trauma experts are to help Toulouse residents cope with the aftermath of a terror attack at the Otzar HaTorah Jewish day school.Chana Ya'ar, 5/7/2012, 10:30 PM