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  • Women of the Wall Agree To Historic Plan - A Victory for Religious Pluralism and Democracy in Israel

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    April 12, 2013 | 7:45 am

    It seems that Natan Sharansky has successfully gained agreement between the Israeli and international Reform movement, the Women of the Wall (WOW) and the Chief Rabbi of the Western Wall (ultra-orthodox) that a section at the southern end of the Kotel beneath Robinson’s Arch will...

  • Dedication of new Kotel site may happen within one month

    April 11, 2013 | 9:49 am

    Natan Sharansky's plan to expand the non-Orthodox prayer site at the Western Wall could be set in motion in as little as one month, the Jewish Agency for Israel chairman said in an interview Thursday in his Jerusalem office.

    Sharansky, who was charged last year with finding a...

  • Sharansky wins second term as head of Jewish Agency

    February 19, 2013 | 2:16 pm

    Natan Sharansky was elected to a second term as chairman of the Executive of the Jewish Agency for Israel.

    Sharansky won four more years in the vote Tuesday by the Jewish Agency Board of Governors, which is meeting in Jerusalem.

    A day earlier, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

  • Give Sharansky four more years, Netanyahu asks Jewish Agency board

    February 18, 2013 | 1:35 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the Jewish Agency to extend Chairman Natan Sharansky's term by another four years.

    Netanyahu made the request Monday during remarks to the Board of Governors of The Jewish Agency for Israel, which is meeting in Jerusalem.

    He called Sharansky a "symbol of Jewish unity and the triumph of the Jewish People over adversity."

    "But you are much more than just a symbol," Netanyahu told Sharansky. "You have always worked tirelessly to secure the Jewish future.”

    Sharansky's term ends in June.

  • Can Natan Sharansky fix the Western Wall?

    January 7, 2013 | 11:42 am

    He brought unprecedented attention to the plight of Soviet Jewry. He stood up to the KGB. He survived nine years in Siberia. He served in Israel’s fractious government.

    Now, Natan Sharansky is facing his next challenge: finding a solution to the growing battle over women’s prayer...

  • Netanyahu asks Jewish Agency to look into women’s prayer at Western Wall

    December 26, 2012 | 9:13 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly asked the Jewish Agency to come up with a solution for non-Orthodox women's groups that want to pray at the Western Wall.

    Netanyahu asked the chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, Natan Sharansky, to examine the issue, the...

  • December 6, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 6, 2012 | 1:01 am


    Egypt's Struggle for Power

    Marina Ottaway tells the Council on Foreign Relations that compromise is still elusive in the secularist-Islamist battle for control of Egypt. 

    There is a real struggle for power in Egypt right now between the Islamist forces, mostly...

  • Attracting Gen Y at GA

    November 13, 2012 | 5:01 pm

    A dozen officials from The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles flew to Baltimore this week to attend the annual conference of the national body representing 155 federations, where they discussed many of the urgent challenges confronting American and Canadian Jewry.

    But Gary...

  • At Toulouse, French president vows to fight anti-Semitism

    November 1, 2012 | 9:44 am

    France will clamp down on anti-Semitic hate speech online and elsewhere, French President Francois Hollande said at a press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    “We will relentlessly combat anti-Semitism, also on social networks where haters may have...

  • Masa screening and the shooting in Eilat

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 7, 2012 | 8:03 am

    It is yet another holiday eve – the last one of this season – so time is short. But I still want to make three brief comments about an event that took place last week: the shooting of a hotel worker in Eilat by an American participant of the Masa Israel Journey  program (the...

  • Jewish agency launches inquiry into fatal hotel shooting

    October 5, 2012 | 9:41 am

    The Jewish Agency is opening an inquiry into its Oranim program after an American participant gunned down a hotel employee in Eilat.

    "In response to the tragic incident in Eilat, the Chairperson of the Jewish Agency, Natan Sharansky expressed his deep sorrow at the loss of life...

  • Israel MUST rely on itself

    By Arthur Cohn

    September 19, 2012 | 3:24 pm

    Once again, during the year that is drawing to a close, there was no country that was more harshly criticized, no state that was more frequently condemned than Israel.  

    “The demonization of Israel increased during the past year,” Natan Sharansky, chairman of the Jewish Agency...

  • Thousands of French Jews check out aliyah

    May 7, 2012 | 10:16 am

    Some 5,000 French Jews participated in an aliyah fair in Paris.

    The fair, organized and run by the Jewish Agency, took place Sunday as French voters went to the polls and elected Francois Hollande as their new president, beating incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy, considered the favored...

  • Holocaust-era property database reaches 2 million records

    February 1, 2012 | 10:49 am

    A searchable database of Holocaust-era property records has reached more than two million records.

    Project HEART-Holocaust Era Asset Restitution Taskforce, an initiative of the Jewish Agency for Israel in cooperation with the government of Israel, says it is the largest publicly...

  • Jewish Agency gathers in Buenos Aires

    November 14, 2011 | 10:43 am

    The Jewish Agency for Israel opened its Board of Governors meeting in Buenos Aires, marking the first time in 15 years that the meeting has been held outside Israel.

    Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky on Sunday night in Buenos Aires addressed a regional conference countering...

  • Aliyah up 19 percent for Jewish year 5771

    September 22, 2011 | 11:30 am

    Some 21,300 new immigrants have moved to Israel since last Rosh Hashana, an increase of 19 percent over last year, according to the Jewish Agency for Israel.

    “The choice of thousands of Jews to build their homes here is the deepest expression of a Diaspora Jew’s identification...

  • Natan Sharansky speaks out on Palestinian statehood bid during L.A. visit

    By Ryan E. Smith

    September 21, 2011 | 4:14 pm

    No one knows exactly how things will play out as Palestinian leaders make a bid for statehood at the United Nations, but Natan Sharansky, chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, believes the impact will be more rhetorical than practical and that it represents no threat to Israel.

  • Jewish Agency chairman discusses Palestinian statehood bid

    By Ryan E. Smith

    September 13, 2011 | 11:35 pm

    No one knows exactly how things will play out next week when Palestinian leaders make a bid for statehood at the United Nations, but Natan Sharansky, chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, believes the impact will be more rhetorical than practical and that it represents no threat...

  • Celebrating 25 years of freedom for Natan Sharansky

    February 7, 2011 | 3:09 pm

    Feb. 11 marks 25 years since Natan Sharansky crossed the Glienicke Bridge from East to West Germany and became a free man. Countless stories have been told about Sharansky’s defiance of the Soviets and his courageous actions during his more than nine years of imprisonment.

  • The Circuit

    By Norma Zager

    February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Cleaning Up With Care

    Long time L.A. drycleaner Barry Gershenson was named one of four national spokespersons for the FabriCare Foundation.

    Gershenson, a third-generation dry cleaning veteran has more than 40 years experience as owner of Sterling Fine Cleaning in Los Angeles. As a...

  • First Person - Granny and Sharansky

    By Nell Scovell

    January 26, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    When my friends Cami and Howard Gordon invited me to an informal dinner with guest speaker Natan Sharansky at their Pacific

    Palisades home, my first thought was, "Oh, good, I get to see their new house."

    It just seemed slightly more interesting than Sharansky's topic: the Caravan...

  • Nation & World Briefs

    May 5, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Sharansky Quits Cabinet

    Forever the rebel with a cause, Soviet-refusenik-turned-democracy-proponent Natan Sharansky has left the Israeli government rather than take part in the withdrawal from the Gaza Strip.

    Sharansky tendered his resignation as Diaspora affairs minister...

  • Israel Reenters Image Fight on Campuses

    By Natan Sharansky

    April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    More and more Jewish leaders are becoming aware of the dangers posed by a festering anti-Israel sentiment on U.S. college campuses. A recent poll showed that when students were asked whether they were more "sympathetic" to Israel or the Palestinians, 28 percent answered Israel and 22...

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