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Natan Sharansky welcomes new grandson born on eve of Passover

Former Soviet Refusenik sees family grow on day before Passover: 'The most beautiful gift for the festival of freedom.

Natan Sharansky welcomes new grandson born on eve of Passover

Sharansky: Israel will pay a huge price for trying to remain neutral in Ukraine

Former Prisoner of Zion explains why it is in Israel's best interests to take a firm stand against Russia, not just for moral reasons.

Sharansky: Israel will pay a price for trying to remain neutral

Sharansky: Putin uses Holocaust but bombs Babyn Yar

Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center leadership reacts to Russian attacks, including airstrike on memorial to massacre of 33,000 Jews.

Sharansky: Putin uses Holocaust but bombs Babyn Yar

Natan Sharansky calls for protest of Beijing Olympics over Chinese persecution of Uighurs

Philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy, Natan Sharansky and Elie Wiesel’s son join call to protest Beijing Olympics over persecution of Uighurs.

Natan Sharansky calls for protest of Beijing Olympics

Natan Sharansky: 'Please strengthen your body with a third shot'

Natan Sharansky offered advice to cope with COVID-19 lockdowns. Now, he’s recovering from the virus.

Natan Sharansky: 'Please strengthen your body with a third shot'

Natan Sharansky hospitalized with COVID

Former Soviet Refusenik tests positive after returning from Washington, released from the hospital last night.

Natan Sharansky hospitalized with COVID

Natan Sharasky meets US Secretary of State Blinken in DC

Former Soviet Refusenic discusses global efforts to free political prisoners and fight anti-Semitism with Sec. Antony Blinken.

Natan Sharasky meets US Secretary of State in DC

Genesis Prize announces winners of COVID-fighting competition

Winners announced in competition started by Natan Sharansky among Israeli companies to find innovative solutions to COVID pandemic.

Genesis Prize announces winners of COVID-fighting competitionplayer

Sharansky: So-called progressives portray Jews as ‘oppressors,’ hijacking human rights

Human rights activist Natan Sharansky says that for so-called progressives, "there is no such thing as individual justice."

Sharansky: So-called progressives hijack human rights from Jews

From prison to politics to an exodus from Africa

Charting the journeys of Natan Sharansky.

From prison to politics to an exodus from Africa

Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy: ‘Never alone’

A classic account of courage, integrity, and most of all - belonging.

Natan Sharansky and Gil Troy: ‘Never alone’

Natan Sharansky using his ‘Jewish Nobel’ winnings to help people affected by coronavirus

Former Soviet Jewish dissident Natan Sharansky using Genesis Prize money to help those affected by coronavirus pandemic.

Sharansky using prize money to help Jews affected by coronavirus

Pesach in Natan Sharansky’s prison cell

Amid restrictions ahead of Pesach, former Prisoner of Zion describes the faith that sustained him during his isolation in Soviet prison.

Pesach in Natan Sharansky’s prison cellplayer

Watch: Natan Sharansky shares his tips for quarantine

Natan Sharansky, refusenik who survived years of solitary confinement under the Soviet regime, shares his advice on surviving quarantine.

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Combat Anti-Semitism Movement: 'Jews' and 'Zionists' blamed for coronavirus

Natan Sharansky spoke at online anti-Semitism conference: Accusing Jews of spreading plague is nothing new.

Natan Sharansky: 'They're blaming Jews for coronavirus'

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones to host 2020 Genesis Prize ceremony in Jerusalem

Movie star husband and wife will co-host 2020 ceremony for prize nicknamed the “Jewish Nobel,” this year awarded to Natan Sharanksy.

Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones to host Genesis Prize

Genesis Prize to be awarded to Natan Sharansky

Sharansky chosen due to his lifelong struggle for human rights, political freedom and his service to the Jewish people and Israel.

Genesis Prize to be awarded to Natan Sharansky

Natan Sharansky: From Prisoner of Zion to Guardian of Zion

J-m mayor, Moshe Lion: 'If sitting in a Soviet cell was all you did for the Jewish people, it would have been enough, but you also lead us.'

Natan Sharansky: From Prisoner of Zion to Guardian of Zion

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.

Celebrating 70 years of Aliyah with 700 Olimplayer

Chief rabbi opposes new Western Wall plan

Chief Rabbi Lau calls for government to oppose new plan, avoid implementing any plan not approved by Chief Rabbinate.

Chief rabbi opposes new Western Wall plan

Yitzhak Herzog tapped to lead the Jewish Agency

Former Labor party leader, opposition head appointed leader of Jewish Agency, replacing Natan Sharansky.

Yitzhak Herzog tapped to lead the Jewish Agency

'I'm not a man who gets excited, but this is exciting'

Israel Prize winner Natan Sharansky recalls the conversation with Minister Bennett in which he was informed he won the prize.

'I'm not a man who gets excited, but this is exciting'

Former refusenik Natan Sharansky wins Israel Prize

Jewish Agency chief and former minister jailed for 9 years by Soviet Union selected for Israel Prize's lifetime achievement award.

Former refusenik Natan Sharansky wins Israel Prizeplayer

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.

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

'George Shultz will be remembered as liberator of Soviet Jews'

30 years after his release from prison, Natan Sharansky presents Sec. of State George Shultz with award for contribution to struggle.

'George Shultz will be remembered as liberator of Soviet Jews'player

Natan Sharansky shows children how to make peace sandwiches

Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky delivers back-to-school message for Israeli children and parents.

Natan Sharansky shows children how to make peace sandwiches

Sharansky condemns Charlottesville white supremacist rally

Jewish Agency chairman condemns neo-Nazi rally in which counter-protester was murdered.

Sharansky condemns Charlottesville white supremacist rally

Sharansky: The Western Wall must be a place of joy

Jewish Agency chairman recalls first time seeing picture of IDF soldier at the Kotel in Soviet Russia, says Kotel should be for all Jews.

Sharansky: The Western Wall must be a place of joyplayer

3 paratroopers from famed Kotel photo return 50 years later

3 IDF soldiers from famous photo from Western Wall return to holy site on 50th anniversary of victory. 'As exciting as the first time.'

3 paratroopers from famed Kotel photo return 50 years later

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.'

Jewish Agency invites Aerosmith frontman to apply for Aliyahplayer

'It's time all who hold democratic values put politics aside'

Jewish Agency Chairman and former refusenik Natan Sharansky calls on world to stem wave of anti-Semitism.

'It's time all who hold democratic values put politics aside'

Sharansky to stay an extra year as Jewish Agency chief

Natan Sharansky, chairman of the Executive for the Jewish Agency for Israel, will head the organization for an extra year.

Sharansky to stay an extra year as Jewish Agency chief

Immigration to Israel declined in 2016

13% drop in rate of immigration to Israel in 2016.

Immigration to Israel declined in 2016

Jewish Agency brings 1,100 French high school students to Israel

1,100 French seniors from Jewish high schools have come to Israel as part of the annual 'Seniors in Blue and White' program.

Jewish Agency brings 1,100 French high school students to Israel

New mayor of Rio says his city should be 'walled like Jerusalem'

Rio's new mayor told Jewish leaders that the Brazilian city should be 'walled like Jerusalem' to prevent drugs and weapons smuggling.

New mayor of Rio says his city should be 'walled like Jerusalem'

300% jump in Aliyah from Brazil

Jewish immigration from Brazil to Israel reaches highest level since 1970s.

300% jump in Aliyah from Brazil

Israel celebrates first 'Aliyah Day'

Israel marked first 'Aliyah Day' today, celebrating the contributions of immigrants to Israeli society.

Israel celebrates first 'Aliyah Day'

Conversion controversy could tear Jews apart

Rabbi Lookstein, who oversaw conversion of Ivanka Trump, warns divisions over Orthodox conversion will harm Jewish people.

Not recognizing converts could tear Jewish people apart

Sharansky won't seek new term at Jewish Agency

Natan Sharansky announces he will be stepping down from his position as chairman of The Jewish Agency for Israel in June.

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

'Africa’s future depends on Israel'

Christian African leaders met and planned with Natan Sharansky over the Jewish Agency's work on the continent.

 'Africa’s future depends on Israel'