Operation Home: 1st charter flight from Mexico brings 230 olim home

Operation Home: 1st charter flight from Mexico brings 230 olim home

First-of-its-kind charter flight from Mexico carrying 230 olim, Masa Israel Journey volunteers and Israelis returning home lands in Israel.Yoni Kempinski, 8/11/2020, 8:07 PM
Sorry, Caroline, you missed the mark on this one

Sorry, Caroline, you missed the mark on this one

There is something critical missing from your plan, Caroline, and that lack dooms it to failure. Opinion.Tzvi Fishman, 7/13/2020, 8:47 AM
Jewish Agency’s COVID-19 Loan Fund for Communities in Crisis grants nearly $10 Million

Jewish Agency’s COVID-19 Loan Fund for Communities in Crisis grants nearly $10 Million

COVID-19 Loan Fund for Communities in Crisis in its initial phase granted a total of $9.65 million to 23 communities.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/8/2020, 8:11 PM
Jewish Agency honors 'Jews of valor' - lone soldiers killed in war or terror

Jewish Agency honors 'Jews of valor' - lone soldiers killed in war or terror

In Memorial Day ceremony, the Jewish Agency pays tribute to lone soldiers who fell in battle or became victims of terror.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/28/2020, 1:29 PM
Watch Live: Diaspora Jews to share in Masa’s Virtual Memorial ceremony

Watch Live: Diaspora Jews to share in Masa’s Virtual Memorial ceremony

President Rivlin, Jewish Agency Chairman and father of Max Steinberg join the largest English-language ceremony broadcast from IsraelYoni Kempinski, 4/27/2020, 7:49 PM
Wounded lone soldier to lead Jewish Agency Memorial Day ceremony

Wounded lone soldier to lead Jewish Agency Memorial Day ceremony

Jewish Agency chairman Isaac Herzog and Golani soldier Ori Hemo, who was hurt in Jerusalem ramming attack, to light memorial torch.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/26/2020, 2:59 PM
Jewish Agency to host  Yom Ha’atzmaut 'global celebration'

Jewish Agency to host Yom Ha’atzmaut 'global celebration'

Six-hour virtual celebration to honor Israel’s 72nd birthday to feature personalities from Israel and Jewish communities around the world.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/26/2020, 2:52 PM
Jewish Agency offers interest-free loans to new communities in crisis

Jewish Agency offers interest-free loans to new communities in crisis

New fund provides interest-free loans to global Jewish communities in crisis. 'We'll do everything so Jewish communities can survive.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/22/2020, 1:24 PM
Making Aliyah during the coronavirus pandemic

Making Aliyah during the coronavirus pandemic

These are uncertain times. The Jewish Agency for Israel is here to guide you through your Aliyah during the coronavirus pandemic.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/15/2020, 5:06 PM
Jewish agency to send teen emissaries home to Israel

Jewish agency to send teen emissaries home to Israel

In a reversal, Jewish Agency sending teen emissaries back to Israel, and to quarantine.Philissa Cramer, JTA, 3/14/2020, 6:51 PM
Leah Goldin to global Jewish leaders: Help bring our sons home

Leah Goldin to global Jewish leaders: Help bring our sons home

Jewish Agency Board of Governors unanimously resolves to call on Int'l community to return soldiers and civilians being held in Gaza.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/23/2020, 12:22 PM
Special surprise for mother of injured lone soldier

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 photo exhibition at Ben Gurion Airport brings the Jewish Agency’s story to life

New photo exhibition at Ben Gurion Airport brings the Jewish Agency’s 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

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

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
Jewish Agency rejects allegations 86% of olim are not Jewish

Jewish Agency rejects allegations 86% of olim are not Jewish

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

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

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'

'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

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

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'

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'

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 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'

'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?

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'

'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'

'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

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 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: 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

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'

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

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 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

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 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 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'

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'

'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

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'

'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

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

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 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

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

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 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?

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

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

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

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’

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

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?

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'

'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

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