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

Aliyah Levels Up: 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 Receives 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 for First Time 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 Created 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 Israel' 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

Strengthening Jewish Identity 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 Prime Minister 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

'Mock Seders' to Real Seders in Absorption Centers

Ethiopian immigrants held “mock seders” in absorption centers throughout the country to mark their first Passover in Israel. Rachel Hirshfeld, 4/4/2012, 7:14 PM

Sharansky: US Was Willing to Fight for Shared Vales

Sharansky: In Soviet Russia I sought comfort in knowing that the U.S. was willing to exert power in defending our shared vales. Rachel Hirshfeld, 3/6/2012, 7:19 PM

Sharansky: Free Pollard, 26 Years is too Much

Jewish Agency Chairman at a conference in U.S.: There's a consensus for Pollard's release, it's time to demand it.Elad Benari, 12/16/2011, 6:11 AM

Sharansky: We Need More Young Jewish Leaders

Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky: We need to guarantee the future of the Jewish people. That must be done through our youth.Elad Benari, 11/10/2011, 8:22 AM

Sharansky Marks 25 Years of Freedom

Natan Sharansky, head of the Jewish Agency, was released from Soviet prison 25 years ago today.Maayana Miskin, 2/11/2011, 2:25 PM

Bedein: Israel Needs to Watch the Anti-Semitism in its Backyard

David Bedein says that Israel should pay closer attention to the anti-Semitism which is spread by its closest neighbors in the PA.Elad Benari and Yoni Kempinski, 1/25/2011, 1:47 AM

Photo Essay: New Immigrants Fulfill Prophecy of Ingathering

A breath of fresh air breezed into Israel on the tail of an El Al plane on Wednesday, as 232 North American Jews made aliyah.Israel National News Staff, 7/8/2010, 1:05 AM

Video: Natan Sharansky – The Heroism and Courage of Aliyah

An exciting and inspiring interview with former Prisoner of Zion, Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky, on Aliyah, Zionism and JudaismArutz Sheva TV, 4/4/2010, 7:26 AM

'Sample Seder' for New Olim

Hundreds of new immigrants from Ethiopia are hosted for a sample Passover seder, their first ever.Maayana Miskin, 3/25/2010, 8:55 PM

Jewish Agency Goal: Strengthen Identity Worldwide

Natan Sharansky believes the Jewish Agency's primary goal should be the strengthening of Jewish identity worldwide.Maayana Miskin, 2/21/2010, 5:27 PM

Sharansky: Jerusalem Bridges Time and Space

Ex-refusenik Natan Sharansky, head of the Jewish Agency, moved the Jerusalem Conference audience when he spoke of how Jerusalem changed his life.Hillel Fendel, 2/16/2010, 1:09 PM

Video: New Immigrants Get Royal Treatment

New immigrants received royal treatment at Queen of Sheba Hall in Jerusalem's Ramada Renaissance Hotel.Malkah Fleisher and Yoni Kempinski, 12/30/2009, 1:24 AM

‘Thank You, Mr. Eizenstat’

Jewish Agency Director Natan Sharansky presented the NADAV fund’s first-ever Peoplehood Award to former US Under Secretary Stuart EizenstatTzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/10/2009, 4:56 PM

Sharansky: No Clash in Identity, Human Rights Values

Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky says universalism and freedom do not contradict Jewish identity and the aspiration for a Jewish State.Hana Levi Julian, 11/10/2009, 1:11 PM

Sharansky Commits to Gaza Expellees

New Jewish Agency head Natan Sharansky takes his first tour in the caravan cities of Gush Katif expellees, commits to continue aid.IsraelNN TV staff, 9/7/2009, 8:14 PM

Sharansky Welcomes 75 New Immigrants from Ethiopia

Former Prisoner of Zion Natan Sharansky made his official debut as head of the Jewish Agency this week by welcoming new immigrants from Ethiopia. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/4/2009, 10:56 PM