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  • 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...

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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