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  • After Geneva, Iran’s nuclear deal remains a conundrum

    December 4, 2013 | 11:59 am

    Last month’s nuclear deal with Iran has set off a cacophony of pro and con acrimony pitting public officials, academic experts and pundits against one another.  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the interim accord a “historic mistake.” The Wall Street Journal headlined...

  • Women on both sides of Kotel debate to share stage at JFNA GA

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 1, 2013 | 10:23 am

    When American Jewish leaders gather in Jerusalem for the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) General Assembly later this month, they’ll have the opportunity to hear from top Israeli political leaders on a variety of issues. They’ll also have the chance to witness the first...

  • Bennett urges patience on Western Wall plan

    August 30, 2013 | 9:02 am

    Israel’s minister of religious services, Naftali Bennett, acknowledged flaws in his plan for egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall.

    “I know that the temporary platform is not perfect,” Bennett wrote in a letter reported by Haaretz Thursday. “But, in the spirit of Rosh Hashana, I...

  • Sharansky, Lauder call for Claims Conference reform

    July 10, 2013 | 9:23 am

    Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky and World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder called on the Claims Conference to be reviewed by an independent committee following the disclosure of a missed opportunity to detect a massive fraud scheme.

    Sharansky and Lauder released a...

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  • Jews should get offended

    By David Suissa

    June 19, 2013 | 11:48 am

    If there’s one thing the Palestinians are great at, it’s saying no. For years now, many peace-loving Jewish heads have been bruised from banging against the brick wall of Palestinian rejectionism.

    Well, these Jews and others will now have another wall they can bang their heads...

  • L.A. rabbis urge calm at Kotel

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 6, 2013 | 5:34 pm

    Rabbi Laura Geller, a spiritual leader at the Reform Temple Emanuel Beverly Hills, knows firsthand about the restrictions on non-Orthodox Jewish women’s prayer at the Western Wall.

    In December 2012, as she was entering the women’s section, a security guard confiscated her tallit...

  • Respect, inclusion and tolerance at the Wall

    June 6, 2013 | 8:30 am

    “There are no villains in this story.”  Those were the calming words of Natan Sharansky, renowned human rights champion and Chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel. The story was of in-fighting that has erupted among Jews at the Western Wall, the holiest site in Judaism. ...

  • Q&A with Natan Sharansky

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    June 4, 2013 | 3:55 pm

    The Russian-born Israeli Natan Sharansky, 65, a former member of the Knesset and now chair of the Jewish Agency, visited Los Angeles last week, hosted jointly by The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and Beth Jacob Congregation of Beverly Hills. A refusenik who spent years...

  • North American federations back Sharansky’s Kotel compromise

    June 3, 2013 | 2:23 pm

    The Jewish Federations of North America’s board of trustees passed a resolution supporting Natan Sharansky’s proposed compromise on egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall.

    Monday’s resolution, according to a JFNA statement, says the compromise “develops a pathway whereby the...

  • Charedi Orthodox youth mob Western Wall in protest of women’s prayer service

    May 10, 2013 | 7:13 am

    Haredi Orthodox youth mobbed the Western Wall plaza by the thousands to protest Women of the Wall as they held their monthly prayer service.

    The youth, many of them students from haredi Orthodox yeshivot, had filled the Western Wall Plaza by 6:40 a.m. on Friday, 20 minutes before...

  • Sharansky’s Kotel plan loses support from both sides

    April 30, 2013 | 9:38 am

    Natan Sharansky’s proposal to reduce tensions at the Western Wall has lost support from Orthodox and non-Orthodox leaders.

    After Sharansky, chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, made the plan public a few weeks ago, it received at least tacit approval from a range of...

  • April 26, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 26, 2013 | 3:26 am

    Headline: Defense Secretary Hagel Says Syria Has Used Chemical Weapons

    To Read: Michael Gerson gives his personal recollections of the former President whose Presidential Library dedication took place yesterday:

    For years, I saw Bush through the small but revealing aperture...

  • Why Today’s Western Wall Court Decision is a Blessing, a Problem, and a Blessing

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 25, 2013 | 7:21 am

    Three days ago, I wrote an article for IHT-NYT on Women of the Wall, one in which I shared with the readers my usual plea for compromise and, more specifically, for implementing the Sharansky plan (if you aren’t familiar with it, you can read about it here, here and here):

    ...

  • Don’t ruin Robinson’s Arch

    April 24, 2013 | 5:47 pm

    I have mixed emotions about Natan Sharansky’s proposed agreement to expand the public space at the Western Wall to include the currently secluded area known as Robinson’s Arch.

    As a lifelong Conservative Jew, I applaud any plan that seeks to treat egalitarian worshipers and...

  • Sharansky gets green light to pursue Western Wall prayer plan

    April 22, 2013 | 11:33 am

    Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky was given a green light by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to pursue his plan for a permanent egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall.

    Netanyahu told Sharansky to continue reviewing the situation with Zvi Hauser, the director...

  • Asking Netanyahu for a Down Payment on the Kotel Deal

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 14, 2013 | 8:08 am

    The reason I'm still writing about Women of the Wall and the Kotel compromise (you can see last week’s posts on this matter here and here) is because I truly think it's important and even dramatic. What Natan Sharansky proposed is going to change the status of...

  • 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

     In-depth

    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...

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