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Jewish Agency Head: Kosher slaughter ban is like outlawing Judaism

Jewish Agency Head: Kosher slaughter ban is like outlawing Judaism

Jewish Agency head, Isaac Herzog, urges EU heads of state to drop kosher slaughter ban. “These are foundations of Jewish religious practice"Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/12/2020 18:40
Jewish Agency launches JReady emergency network to assist Jewish communities in crisis

Jewish Agency launches JReady emergency network to assist Jewish communities in crisis

New 'JReady' Jewish emergency network launched to provide a safety net for Jewish communities around the world.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/11/2020 11:27
Suggestion to Israel: Forget about the Jews of America

Suggestion to Israel: Forget about the Jews of America

Whether the next president is Trump or Biden, we in Israel must face up to the fact that most US Jews voted against Israel. Op-ed.Tzvi Fishman, 04/11/2020 08:13
Jewish Agency joins strike protesting violence against women

Jewish Agency joins strike protesting violence against women

Jewish Agency staff, emissaries and new immigrants join national strike and declare: "You are not alone".Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/08/2020 15:54
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, 11/08/2020 20:07
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, 13/07/2020 08:47
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, 08/07/2020 20:11
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, 28/04/2020 13:29
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, 27/04/2020 19:49
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, 26/04/2020 14:59
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, 26/04/2020 14:52
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, 22/04/2020 13:24
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, 15/03/2020 17:06
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, 14/03/2020 18:51
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, 23/02/2020 12:22
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, 08/02/2020 22:16
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, 07/01/2020 12:36
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, 05/01/2020 18:59
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, 30/12/2019 23:34
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, 23/12/2019 16:14
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, 21/12/2019 18:52
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, 10/12/2019 01:13
'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, 03/12/2019 22:04
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, 07/11/2019 22:02
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, 29/10/2019 17:18
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, 28/10/2019 20:09
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, 28/10/2019 19:07
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, 27/10/2019 19:06
'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, 27/10/2019 09:52
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, 27/10/2019 06:00
'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, 17/10/2019 03:06
'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, 09/09/2019 13:27
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, 28/08/2019 13:54
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, 13/08/2019 13:09
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, 29/07/2019 11:42
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, 17/07/2019 19:21
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, 15/07/2019 14:14
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, 12/07/2019 00:12
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, 26/06/2019 10:43
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, 14/06/2019 07:43
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, 24/05/2019 16:14
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, 03/04/2019 14:16
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, 01/04/2019 15:38
'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, 14/03/2019 13:53
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, 05/03/2019 11:27
'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, 01/03/2019 10:24
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, 05/02/2019 02:08
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, 01/02/2019 21:40
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, 23/01/2019 22:12
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, 30/12/2018 13:33
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, 23/10/2018 16:57
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, 21/10/2018 12:07
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, 09/09/2018 00:21
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, 23/07/2018 22:04
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, 18/07/2018 21:11
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, 11/07/2018 17:08
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, 28/06/2018 21:51