Special surprise for mother of injured lone soldier

Jewish Agency Chairman plants tree with mother of Ori, who was injured in the recent ramming terror attack in JerusalemYoni Kempinski, 2/8/2020, 10:16 PM

New airport photo exhibition brings Jewish Agency story to life

The display opened at Ben Gurion Airport depicts Jewish Agency's history as it marks its 90th anniversary.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/7/2020, 12:36 PM

Hundreds rally in solidarity with 'No Hate No Fear' march

Israelis gather in Jerusalem to rally in solidarity with 'No Hate No Fear' march against anti-Semitism in New York City.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/5/2020, 6:59 PM

Hagit Halali named Jewish Agency spokeswoman

This is the first time a woman has been appointed as the Jewish Agency’s spokeswoman.Yoni Kempinski, 12/30/2019, 11:34 PM

'An insult to hundreds of thousands of Jewish olim'

Jewish Agency rejects 'non-credible source' after NGO claims only 14% of new immigrants to Israel in recent years have been Jewish.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/23/2019, 4:14 PM

A quarter of a million immigrants in a single decade

Over a quarter of a million immigrants, hailing from over 150 countries, made Israel their home this past decade.Yoni Kempinski, 12/21/2019, 6:52 PM

Jewish Agency emissary shocked: Grandma's tombstone vandalized

Tombstone of great grandmother of head of the Jewish Agency’s delegation in France among those vandalized in Westhoffen cemetery.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/10/2019, 1:13 AM

'Masks are removed: Anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism'

WZO, Jewish Agency praise French National Assembly for resolution acknowledhing anti-Zionism is modern form of anti-Semitism.Gary Willig, 12/3/2019, 10:04 PM

Pompeo lays flowers at German synagogue after far-right shooting

US Secretary of State meets with Jewish Agency chief Isaac Herzog, lays flowers at site of deadly shooting outside German synagogue.AFP, 11/7/2019, 10:02 PM

Gantz: I will make Kotel area for non-Orthodox

Blue and White leader says he will implement 'Western Wall deal' if he becomes PM. 'Western Wall is long enough for all.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/29/2019, 5:18 PM

PM: 'To secure Jewish future - we must secure Jewish State'

Netanyahu: 'I intend to pass budget to protect Jewish communities from violent scourge of anti-Semitism.'Mordechai Sones, 10/28/2019, 8:09 PM

Netanyahu: 'Yair Lapid doesn't want unity'

PM speaks to the Jewish Agency board of trustees, accuses Lapid of preventing Blue and White Party from being part of unity government.Mordechai Sones, 10/28/2019, 7:07 PM

Jewish Agency unveils new plan to fight anti-Semitism

Jewish Agency new operating model to help it more effectively combat anti-Semitism, while working to bring Diaspora Jews together.Marcy Oster, JTA, 10/27/2019, 7:06 PM

'A sad and terrible day for Pittsburgh'

Jewish Agency holds memorial day marking a year since deadly Pittsburgh shooting, including candle lighting and moment of silence.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/27/2019, 9:52 AM

How will the challenges of Jews in the Diaspora be addressed?

Jewish Agency to approve new strategic plan for next decade in attempt to build a bilateral bridge between Israel and Diaspora Jewry.Nitsan Keidar, 10/27/2019, 6:00 AM

'He left a huge legacy as a lover of Israel'

Jewish Agency for Israel expresses condolences over death of Jewish philanthropist Morton Mandel, who passed away at the age of 98.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/17/2019, 3:06 AM

'Shechita ban could be part of creeping expulsion of Jews'

Jewish Agency urges Belgian province to reverse its ban on traditional forms of slaughter. 'This is a violation of religious freedom.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/9/2019, 1:27 PM

Herzog: Cyprus has 'vested interest' in fighting terror

Jewish Agency Chairman Herzog meets with Cyprus President at Diaspora Conference.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/28/2019, 1:54 PM

Jewish Agency celebrates 90-year anniversary

"Jewish Agency continues as an arm of the Jewish people providing collective solutions to our most critical challenges," agency heads write.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/13/2019, 1:09 PM

Jewish Agency: Signs point to anti-Semitism in Miami shooting

Jewish Agency chief says shooting outside of Miami Beach area synagogue has the hallmarks of anti-Semitic attack.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/29/2019, 11:42 AM

Watch: New immigrants welcomed upon landing in Israel

Hundreds of immigrants from France, South America and Eastern Europe land in Israel. Absorption Minister: 'Significant increase in Aliyah.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/17/2019, 7:21 PM

Israel looks to form elite group of 'Diaspora ambassadors'

Jewish Agency teaming up with Ruderman foundation to train Israeli emissaries who worked abroad to serve as 'Diaspora Ambassadors'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/15/2019, 2:14 PM

Pro-Israel Christian organization renews ties with Jewish Agency

Jewish Agency and International Fellowship for Christians and Jews renew collaboration after 5-year split.Marcy Oster, JTA, 7/12/2019, 12:12 AM

Jewish Agency chair: 'A matter of time before more casualties'

Jewish Agency Board of Governors to governments: Adopt international definition of anti-Semitism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/26/2019, 10:43 AM

Roman Abramovich gives record $5 million to combat anti-Semitism

Russian-Jewish billionaire Roman Abramovich donates $5 million to the Jewish Agency, the largest donation ever for combating anti-Semitism.Marcy Oster, JTA, 6/14/2019, 7:43 AM

Jewish Agency and JFNA will assist wildfire victims

Jewish Agency and Jewish Federations of North America to provide immediate assistance to families who lost their homesArutz Sheva Staff, 5/24/2019, 4:14 PM

Jewish communities help Warsaw's Jews rediscover faith

Jewish Agency launches unique partnership between Jewish communities in America, Israel, Poland.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/3/2019, 2:16 PM

Olim to celebrate 'Week of the South'

2,000 olim to celebrate life in Israel's south with week of activities throughout the region.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/1/2019, 3:38 PM

'We hope the next Knesset will be calmer than this one'

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein and Jewish Agency Chairman Isaac Herzog speak with Jewish students in seven locations worldwide.Mordechai Sones, 3/14/2019, 1:53 PM

Jewish Agency to lead its first-ever mission to Mexico

Delegation to spend time with Mexico's Jewish community to better understand country’s Jewish life and see what can be learned for US Jewry.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/5/2019, 11:27 AM

'We don't actually tell people to make aliya'

Jewish Agency's Michael Siegal says organization doesn't push immigration to Israel, won't take sides in Israeli politics.Yoni Kempinski, 3/1/2019, 10:24 AM

Operation Yehudith underway: 80 Ethiopian Olim arrive in Israel

83 Ethiopian immigrants (Olim) land at Ben Gurion Airport.Orli Harari, 2/5/2019, 2:08 AM

Watch: The Super Bowl explained by Israelis

Jewish Agency's Israeli emissaries discuss what they've learned (and it's not much) about America's favorite sport.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 2/1/2019, 9:40 PM

Security guard thwarted attack on Jewish Agency rep in Paris

Security guard thwarted an anti-Semitic assault on the top representative of the Jewish Agency for Israel in France, witness says.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 1/23/2019, 10:12 PM

Ahead of new year, immigration on the rise

Jewish Agency figures reveal 5% rise in 'Aliyah' during 2018, including 45% increase from Russia.Yoni Kempinski, 12/30/2018, 1:33 PM

Herzog: Orthodox, Reform, Conservative will respect each other

Jewish Agency Chairman Yitzhak Herzog tells North American Jewry at Jewish Federation GA Israel-Diaspora divide an existential threat.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/23/2018, 4:57 PM

Documents proving Yemenite immigrants' property theft revealed

Documents prove institutionalized looting of Yemenite immigrant property including ancient manuscripts, art objects.Mordechai Sones, 10/21/2018, 12:07 PM

How many Jews are there in the world?

Statistics show slight rise in number of Jews in Israel and around the world.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/9/2018, 12:21 AM

Celebrating 70 years of Aliyah with 700 Olim

Jewish Agency holds festive event at Ben Gurion Airport with hundreds of Olim who came in one day from France, Russia, Argentina and Brazil.Yoni Kempinski, 7/23/2018, 10:04 PM

Yitzhak Herzog leaves Knesset

Former Labor party leader and new head of Jewish Agency bids farewell to the Knesset after 15 years of service.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/18/2018, 9:11 PM

Herzog's parting speech: Be careful how you talk

Chairman of opposition leaves Knesset to head Jewish Agency. 'Understand that every word here can ignite a fire among our people in vain.'Hezki Baruch, 7/11/2018, 5:08 PM

Herzog walks back comment calling intermarriage a ‘plague’

New Jewish Agency head says comment comparing intermarriage to a plague was misunderstood.JTA, 6/28/2018, 9:51 PM

Israel allocates $2.48 million to Jewish Agency school program

Jewish Agency's Global School Twinning Network pairs Israeli schools with Jewish schools in the Diaspora.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/27/2018, 6:33 PM

Tzipi Livni to return as opposition leader?

Outgoing opposition leader Isaac Herzog recommends Hatnuah leader Tzipi Livni replace him as leader of opposition.David Rosenberg, 6/25/2018, 12:04 PM

'Inconceivable that Reform stages coup'

Coalition Chairman sharply criticizes Herzog appointment to chair Jewish Agency, threatens agency budget.Mordechai Sones, 6/24/2018, 2:35 PM

It's official: Herzog to head Jewish Agency

Herzog will take the new position on August 1, replacing Natan Sharansky, who has chaired the agency for the past 9 years.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/24/2018, 9:59 AM

Bennett welcomes Herzog's appointment as Jewish Agency head

Jewish Home leader says Opposition leader Yitzhak Herzog a great choice to lead Jewish Agency to try to mend relations with Diaspora.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/21/2018, 5:56 PM

Yitzhak Herzog tapped to lead the Jewish Agency

Former Labor party leader, opposition head appointed leader of Jewish Agency, replacing Natan Sharansky.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/21/2018, 3:48 PM

Did Israel secretly airlift Yemenite Jews to Israel?

Arab media outlets report that Israel secretly airlifted hundreds of Yemenite Jews last month in covert operation with Saudi Arabia.Tzvi Lev, 3/22/2018, 6:11 PM

PM Netanyahu: Iran will succumb to pressure from the free world

At event honoring Natan Sharansky, PM Netanyahu calls on free world to pressure Iran to cease oppressing its citizens and neighbors.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/8/2018, 11:18 AM

Canadian siblings study in Israeli high school - for free

Naale offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Diaspora Jewish teens to achieve academic excellence in Israel - for free.Infomercial, 1/16/2018, 1:24 PM

Jewish Agency volunteers help Mexico recover from earthquake

Israeli volunteers in 2 Mexican communities hit by massive quake distribute food and water, treat injured.JTA, 9/18/2017, 10:09 PM

Iranian blogger to take Jewish Agency Hebrew courses

Blogger granted refuge in Israel after facing death sentence in Iran begins process of acclimation to her new home.Gary Willig, 8/14/2017, 5:41 PM

'Reform failed in America'

Former MK says Reform Movement wants Israeli Jews to assimilate, slams Reform for trying to dictate Israel's policies.Benny Tucker, 7/7/2017, 9:03 AM

200 to immigrate to Israel from France next week

This is to be the largest Aliyah flight from France and anywhere in Europe set to land in Israel this summer.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/6/2017, 11:34 AM

Netanyahu freezes Conversion Law for six months

Prime Minister says implementation of Conversion Bill will be frozen until a team appointed by him formulates recommendations.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 6/30/2017, 8:32 PM

Jewish Agency invites Aerosmith frontman to apply for Aliyah

Invitation comes after concert last night in Tel Aviv, during which he told an estimated 50,000 fans that he is 'making Aliyah.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/18/2017, 12:51 PM