Report: Russia not considering releasing Naama Issachar

Russia's Dep. Min. Ivanov says exchange not on the table. 'She was convicted of criminal charges.'Arutz Sheva Staff, Wednesday, 12:09 PM

Rabbi to Putin: 'May you have mercy on the girl and her family'

Rabbi Shlomo Amar sends letter to Russia's Pres. Putin asking him to 'have mercy' and pardon Naama Issachar for possessing marijuana.Arutz Sheva Staff, Tuesday, 11:52 AM

PM to Naama Issachar: 'Investing relentless efforts for release'

Naama, imprisoned in Russia, receives letter from Prime Minister; says it greatly strengthens her and gives hope.Mordechai Sones, Monday, 5:40 PM

Naama Issachar's mother: I will physically block Putin

Yaffa Issachar writes to Rivlin that the state dinner for Putin at the President's Residence is a 'national & personal humiliation.'Sara Rubenstein, 1/4/2020, 7:07 PM

Russia transfers Naama Issachar back to Moscow prison

Backtracking on move to place Israeli-American woman in remote prison, Russia transfers Naama Issachar back to Moscow.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/1/2020, 4:00 PM

Naama Issachar moved to remote prison under poor conditions

Israeli woman held in Russia relocated to new prison with worse conditions, banned from seeing her mother, bringing warm clothes from familyArutz Sheva Staff, 12/31/2019, 7:35 PM

Naama lights Hanukkah candle in Russian prison

Mother of Israeli imprisoned in Russia says daughter fought for right to light Hanukkah candles in prison.Yoni Kempinski, 12/26/2019, 8:06 PM

Netanyahu speaks with Putin about Naama Issachar

PM, Russian President discuss Iran, Syria. Netanyahu requests release of Naama Issachar.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/26/2019, 6:02 PM

Netanyahu: 'I hope Putin will pardon Naama Issachar'

PM Netanyahu says he hopes Pres. Putin will pardon Naama Issachar. 'I believe a miracle will happen and she'll come home soon,' mother says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/25/2019, 7:20 PM

Israeli woman jailed in Russia intends second appeal

After Moscow district court dismisses her appeal on 7.5 year prison sentence, Israeli intends appeal to higher court.Mordechai Sones, 12/24/2019, 6:22 PM

'Bring my daughter back home'

Mother of Israeli imprisoned for drug smuggling asks Pres. Putin to pardon and release her daughter.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/21/2019, 10:18 PM

Naama Issachar's appeal rejected by Russian court

The Moscow court deliberated for only 25 minutes in case of Israeli woman who received 7.5 years in prison for 'smuggling' cannabis.Sara Rubenstein, 12/19/2019, 6:05 PM

Naama Issachar appeal: 'I didn't confess'

Naama Issachar brought to Moscow Court of Appeals where hearing began for her drug possession conviction and severe sentence.Mordechai Sones, 12/19/2019, 12:07 PM

Netanyahu: Naama's release will take time

Source close to Prime Minister say he is committed to bringing Naama Issachar back to Israel, but this requires patience.Nitsan Keidar, 12/19/2019, 4:37 AM

Netanyahu 'promises' to bring back Naama Issachar

Prime Minister tells Haifa supporters about special relationship with Russian President Putin, promises to bring back Naama Issachar.Mordechai Sones, 12/17/2019, 10:31 PM

Imprisoned Israeli's mother has hope for Hanukkah

Naama Issachar's mother meets in Moscow with the Chief Sephardi Rabbi of Israel and the Chief Rabbi of Russia.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/17/2019, 3:36 AM

Min Katz to Russia: Consider pardoning Naama Issachar

Foreign Minister Katz holds series of meetings at Med Dialogues conference.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/8/2019, 12:16 AM

Chabad emissary visits Naama Issachar in Russian prison

Chabad emissary in Moscow, Rabbi Shaya Deitch, says Israeli woman held in Russia 'in good spirits.''Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/28/2019, 4:38 PM

Russian Ambassador: We condemn Israel’s public strikes in Syria

Russian Ambassador to Israel on Israel’s actions in Syria, Israeli prisoner Naama Isschar who has yet to be released from Russian jail.i24News, 11/28/2019, 8:14 AM

Israel's political situation has no bearing on Na'ama

The Russian Ambassador to Israel responds to reports that Putin is waiting for a government to be formed to discuss Na'ama IssaharArutz Sheva Staff, 11/27/2019, 7:40 PM

'Naama is a hostage in a Russian jail'

Attorney for Naama Issachar says his client is 'completely innocent,' hopes Putin will pardon her.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/27/2019, 10:01 AM

Russian court to hear Israeli-American woman's appeal next month

Naama Issachar, Israeli-American woman jailed in Russia on drug charges, to receive appeal hearing in December.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/25/2019, 2:35 PM

Greek Orthodox Patriarch to Putin: Release Naama

Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III meets Russian president, asks for release of Israeli woman held on cannabis charges.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/24/2019, 8:35 AM

'Mom, I'm still here: Give me hope'

Mother of Naama Issachar unexpectedly meets daughter in judge's office. 'She cried from behind the bars.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/18/2019, 8:07 PM

Report: 'Putin doesn't want to give Netanyahu a gift'

Putin 'keeping options open' regarding jailed Israeli-American, while Israel remains in political deadlock, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/13/2019, 10:49 AM

Supreme Court rejects Russian hacker appeal against extradition

Israel's top court upholds extradition order of Russian hacker Aleksey Burkov to the United StatesAFP, 11/10/2019, 2:59 PM

Sister of Israeli-American jailed in Russia: ‘She’s losing it’

Naama Issachar, Israeli-American jailed in Russia over possession of pot, 'can't take it anymore,' says her sister.Josefin Dolsten, JTA, 11/6/2019, 7:12 AM

'Naama will not be a political tool for Russian hacker'

Mother of Israeli held in Russia seeks to end petition against extradition of Russian hacker, has 'full confidence' govt will bring her backArutz Sheva Staff, 11/5/2019, 4:32 PM

Fight for Naama's release goes to Supreme Court

Family of Naama Issachar files petition to prevent extradition of hacker Alexsey Burkov to the United States.Ben Ariel, 11/1/2019, 5:03 AM

'My daughter is innocent'

Mother of Naama Issachar, jailed for bringing marijuana into Russia, claims her daughter is being punished unfairly.Chana Roberts, 10/29/2019, 2:48 PM

President Putin, in honor of Tolstoy, please let her go

Tolstoy's merciful spirit made him the most popular Russian among all Russians. Today it is your chance, your turn. Jack Engelhard, 10/28/2019, 10:15 PM

Russia: Mother, imprisoned daughter banned from speaking Hebrew

Judge bans mother of Naama Issachar from speaking Hebrew to her daughter when visiting her in prison.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/28/2019, 8:02 PM

Naama's sister: 'She's been taken hostage as geopolitical pawn'

Liad Goldberg, sister of Naama imprisoned in Russia, makes online appeal to Russia to free her sister. 'Young women are not political toys.'Mordechai Sones, 10/24/2019, 12:03 PM

Israeli Consul in Moscow visits Naama Issachar

Israeli Consul in Moscow visits Naama Issachar in Russian prison, forwards a letter from her mother.Ido Ben Porat, 10/24/2019, 5:29 AM

Watch: Interview with Naama Issachar's sister

Liad Goldberg, sister of the 26 year old American-Israeli in Russian prison after being charged with smuggling narcotics, speaks to ILTV.ILTV, 10/20/2019, 12:44 PM

In Tel Aviv, 200 protest Naama Issachar's sentence

Protesters call to 'free Naama' at two simultaneous demonstrations in New York and Tel Aviv.Hezki Baruch, 10/19/2019, 9:01 PM

Netanyahu submits official pardon request to Putin

PM asks Russian president to grant amnesty to Israeli woman sentenced to 7.5 years for carrying cannabis.Gary Willig, 10/15/2019, 7:28 PM

Putin to consider pardoning Naama Issachar

Kremlin announces receipt of request from PM Netanyahu to grant amnesty to Israeli woman for cannabis possession.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/14/2019, 8:21 PM

Rivlin appeals to Putin over Naama Issachar

"I am appealing to your mercy and compassion with a request for your personal intervention to grant her an extraordinary pardon."Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/13/2019, 2:47 PM

'A disproportionate punishment for a young Israeli woman'

Court in Russia sentences Israeli citizen Naama Issachar to 7.5 years in prison.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 10/11/2019, 8:00 PM

US teen arrested in Russia for medical marijuana

Film student traveling with mother arrested, charged with possession of marijuana.AFP, 9/4/2019, 2:57 PM

Israeli woman has 'no idea' how marijuana got into her bag

Israeli woman has been held in Russian jail for months on marijuana charge.Gabe Friedman, JTA, 8/30/2019, 9:58 AM