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'The Knesset is the parliament of the Jewish people'

Andy Groveman, chairman of the United Israel Appeal (UIA), discusses how the Jewish Diaspora should be involved in Israel.Yoni Kempinski, 11/2/2016, 3:14 AM

PM: Israel's future has never looked brighter

Prime Minister said that Israel is becoming less isolated and more powerful, but more needs to be done to strengthen Jewish identity.Yoni Kempinski, 11/1/2016, 8:20 PM

Natan Sharansky won't seek new term as head of Jewish Agency

Natan Sharansky announces he will be stepping down from his position as chairman of The Jewish Agency for Israel in June.JTA, 9/7/2016, 3:48 AM

Jewish Agency interim report shows drop in French aliyah

Jewish immigration from France to Israel decreased by 32 percent in the first half of 2016 compared to the corresponding period last year.JTA, 8/1/2016, 6:21 AM

Sharansky: Jews still uncomfortable in France

Jewish Agency head Natan Sharansky warns that French government's efforts to help Jews haven't calmed concerns.JTA, 7/7/2016, 1:16 PM

Watch: MLK III gives awards for Ethiopian Israeli activism

MLK III 'honored' to be in Israel Sunday, after Jewish Agency award ceremony honoring work for the Ethiopian-Israeli community.Eliran Baruch, 5/8/2016, 3:59 PM

'Jews of Uganda' get official recognition for aliyah

Abayudaya community not halakhically Jewish, but can now qualify for Law of Return after Jewish Agency recognition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/12/2016, 9:58 PM

Massive increase in French aliyah expected despite slow start

Despite a slow start, French aliyah expected to set new record in 2016 as fears of terrorism and anti-Semitism rise.David Rosenberg, 3/29/2016, 9:49 AM

Secret operation rescues last group of Yemenite Jews

19 new olim landed in Israel last week thanks to secret mission by Jewish Agency. 50 Jews chose to remain in Yemen.Matt Wanderman, 3/21/2016, 8:58 AM

Immigration to Israel plummets by 38% in 2016

Despite the Paris terror attacks in late 2015 and rising anti-Semitism in Europe, immigration to Israel sees big drop in 2016.David Rosenberg, 3/16/2016, 9:09 PM

French students look to Israel to escape anti-Semitic atmosphere

Jewish agency holds fair in Paris, provides students with program information on how to continue studies in Israel.Netanel Katz, 2/11/2016, 12:19 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

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

MKs to adopt IDF lone soldiers

Knesset Members Tzachi Hanegbi and Nachman Shai among the first to embrace program and adopt lone soldiersRaphael Poch , 12/24/2015, 7:04 AM

Jewish-Christian fellowship hopes to make aliyah more inviting

Revamping the immigration and absorption process has been something that has been needed for decades. IFCJ explains how they aim to do so.Raphael Poch, 12/23/2015, 12:59 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

Watch: French Aliyah continues and increases

Dozens of French Jewish olim landed in Israel and lit Hanukkah candles as Israelis for the first time. Arutz Sheva was there.Yoni Kempinski, 12/9/2015, 3:44 AM

Coming home: Vast majority of 'lone soldiers' making aliyah

90% of IDF volunteers from the Diaspora move to Israel permanently after their service - and they're bringing their families with them.Ari Soffer, 12/1/2015, 7:40 PM

Report: Officials Forced Ethiopians to Pay for Families' Aliyah

Ethiopians in Israel allege government officials forced them to pay to speed up process of bringing relatives to Israel.Cynthia Blank, 8/26/2015, 6:53 PM

Rabbis Set Up 'Independent' Conversion Courts, Sans Rabbinate

A group of rabbis has set up a “competing” independent of Jewish Court of Law (Beit Din) which will exclusively handle conversions.Moshe Cohen, 8/10/2015, 6:51 PM

Sharansky: Jewish Agency '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

French Summer Aliyah Wave Begins

Some 210 French Jews make aliyah since Monday, with 400 expected by end of week; thousands expected to arrive over the summer months.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/30/2015, 4:08 PM

Jewish Agency Mobilizes to Battle Campus Anti-Zionism

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

'Ukrainians Wish They Were Jews'

JAFI board chair relates importance of having Israel, and reveals the underpinnings of BDS in questioning existence of Jewish state.Yoni Kempinski, 6/22/2015, 3:22 PM

Netanyahu Warns Jewish World: The Threat is Growing

Iran deal gets 'worse every day' and nuclear armed Iran greatest threat to Jewish people, Netanyahu warns in speech.Yoni Kempinski, 6/22/2015, 11:33 AM

Row over Ulpan Etzion 'Ban on Rabbis'

Some students, rabbis claim flagship Jewish Agency ulpan has re-enacted a ban on visiting rabbis, re-igniting 7-year-old row.Ze'ev Ben Yechiel, 5/10/2015, 12:02 PM

Sharansky Calls to Stop Ethiopian Protests, Return Calm

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

Jewish Agency Rising to the Challenge of Ukrainian Aliyah

The Jewish Agency is taking part in an enormous humanitarian operation and overseeing a major increase in Jewish Olim to IsraelGedalyah Reback, 3/31/2015, 10:21 PM

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

French Exodus Underway: Record Numbers Attend Aliyah Fairs

Thousands of Jews flock to Israel opportunities fairs throughout France, leaving organizers stunned: 'we couldn't believe our eyes.'Ari Soffer, 2/9/2015, 5:09 PM

French Jews Mob Paris Aliyah Fair

Hundreds of French Jews showed up at an Aliyah Fair held by the Jewish Agency Sunday, after a harrowing week of terror.Moshe Cohen, 1/11/2015, 4:56 PM

Sharansky: New Immigrants Have Closed a 2,000 Year Cycle

New immigrants light tonight's candles with Prime Minister Netanyahu and his wife, as well as Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky.Ido Ben Porat, Cynthia Blank, 12/22/2014, 9:08 PM

1,100 French Jewish Teens Celebrate Hannukah in 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

Aiding in Aftermath: 50 Million NIS Package Raised for Negev

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

Jewish Agency 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

Undeterred by Rockets, 400 French Jews to Make Aliyah Today

Jewish Agency notes record figures in French aliyah still on track despite rocket attacks; many choosing to live in southern Israel.Ari Soffer, 7/16/2014, 10:35 AM

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.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

Jewish Agency: '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

Jewish Agency Sends Delegation to 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

Sharansky: We'll Help European Jews Defend Themselves

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

French Aliyah Skyrocketing Amid Growing Anti-Semitism

Jewish Agency official estimates up to 5,000 French citizens leaving for Israel in 2014 - a new record.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/12/2014, 8:01 PM

Sudanese Jew Makes Her Way to Pesach Freedom

A modern “exodus” story took place in recent months, as one of the last Jews in Sudan managed to make her way to Israel.Moshe Cohen, 4/17/2014, 10:26 AM

312% Rise in French Aliyah in First Months of 2014

Amid rising anti-Semitism, more French Jews are interested in studying in and moving to Israel than ever before.Yaakov Levi , 3/30/2014, 7:57 PM

Left-Wing MKs Angered Over Government Funds to Judea-Samaria

Leftist MKs up in arms, accuse Finance Committee of 'lacking transparency', over allocations to Judea and Samaria.Tova Dvorin, 3/30/2014, 3:14 PM

Jewish Agency Pledges 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

Sharansky: Israel is Helping 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

Ethiopian Immigrants Plant Roots in Israel

Connecting on a whole new level: new Ethiopian immigrants, Jewish Agency participate in tree-planting ceremony in honor of Tu Bishvat.Tova Dvorin, 1/14/2014, 9:01 PM

7th Candle of Hanukkah Lit in 7 World Capitals

Immigration and Absorption Ministry with Jewish Agency holds lighting ceremonies in 7 capitals, main event in Jerusalem.Ari Yashar, 12/3/2013, 6:13 PM

Spotlight: From Iran to the IDF

Until 18 months ago, S. lived in her Iranian Jewish community and dreamed of making Aliyah. Now, she is serving in Israel's Border Police.Tova Dvorin, 11/26/2013, 11:28 AM

NBN Aliyah Conference Targets Medical Professionals

NBN conference in NY provides aliyah info to students and professionals, special seminar to expedite licensing for medical professionals.Eliran Aharon, 11/18/2013, 2:03 PM

Jewish Agency: It's Time to Focus on Education Together

Jewish Agency Director General stresses 'Israel education' and programs connecting young Jews to Israel at JA Assembly event.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 11/11/2013, 11:03 AM

'Historic' Summit Promotes Joint Israel-Diaspora Initiatives

Strategic planning summit aims to strengthen Jewish identity by bolstering ties between the Jewish state and Diaspora.Ari Yashar and Ari Soffer, 11/6/2013, 3:40 PM

Final Group of Ethiopian Olim Set to Arrive in Israel

“Today we bring to an end a journey that spans thousands of years, the conclusion of Operation Wings of a Dove."Kochava Rozenbaum , 8/28/2013, 4:20 PM

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

Kiev Hosts First-Ever Hebrew Song Contest in Former Soviet Union

Twelve talented candidates competed in Kiev this week in the first-ever Hebrew song contest to take place in the former Soviet Union.Hana Julian, 6/26/2013, 11:48 AM

New Jewish Memorial to be Built at Babi Yar

Jewish community heads from around the world participated in a ceremony in memory of the Jews who were murdered in Babi Yar.David Lev, 6/25/2013, 3:43 AM