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Alan Hoffmann, the longstanding director-general of the Jewish Agency, announced on Sunday that he will be stepping down by the end of 2018, meaning the quasi-governmental institution will soon be left leaderless. Natan Sharansky, the chairman of the Jewish Agency, will be ending his nine-year term ...
Natan Sharansky is one of them. As the Jewish Agency prepares to celebrate Sharansky, who served as the chairman of the organization for nine years, on March 7 in New York City, I am inspired to share how he has impacted my life. My parents made aliyah from Leningrad, in the former Soviet Union, and ...

About three months before Natan Sharansky is due to step down as chairman of the Jewish Agency, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has not yet nominated Sharansky's successor. At a meeting last week with the Jewish Agency board of trustees, the prime minister raised the name of the president of the ...
After all, over the past year, relations between Israel and the Diaspora have reached what is unquestionably an all-time low. But not Natan Sharansky, the outgoing chairman of the Jewish Agency. To hear it from him, this too will pass. And as much as it seems today that Israel and world Jewry can't live with ...
Boudreau should have considered Natan Sharansky's 3D test of anti-Semitism, which illustrates that when Israel is demonized disproportionately, judged by double standards and delegitimized, the assaults go from the realm of the normal to the pathological – from political debates, to Jew-hatred.
American media outlets gave positive media coverage to Kim Jong Un's sister and to North Korean cheerleaders at the Winter Olympics in South Korea. (Photo: Anke Waelischmiller/Sven Simon/picture alliance / SvenSimon/Newscom) ...

Marco Rubio, human rights activist Natan Sharansky, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, Fox News anchor Shannon Bream, and Jordan's King Abdullah II. … • Alma J. Powell, chairwoman of America's Promise Alliance and the wife of former Secretary of State Colin Powell, is joining a growing group set to speak at ...
Michael Oren is currently not a candidate to replace Natan Sharansky as chairman of the Jewish Agency, high-ranking sources in the organization told Haaretz. But if Israel's former ambassador to the United States and current deputy minister in the Prime Minister's Office became one, his candidacy would ...
1986: Natan Sharansky. 1986: Natan Sharansky. In 1986, Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky was released by the Soviet Union after nine years of captivity as part of an East-West prisoner exchange. AP ...
In 1986, Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky was released by the Soviet Union after nine years of captivity as part of an East-West prisoner exchange. In 2012, pop singer Whitney Houston, 48, was found dead in a hotel room bathtub in Beverly Hills, California. Today's birthdays: Actor Conrad Janis is 90.
Israeli activist Natan Sharansky is 70. Actor Daniel Benzali is 68. Rock musician Paul Stanley (KISS) is 66. Rock musician Ian Hill (Judas Priest) is 66. Comedian Bill Maher is 62. Actor Lorenzo Lamas is 60. Actor James Denton is 55. Rock musician Greg K. (The Offspring) is 53. Country singer John Michael ...
Israeli activist Natan Sharansky is 70. Actor Daniel Benzali is 68. Rock musician Paul Stanley (KISS) is 66. Rock musician Ian Hill (Judas Priest) is 66. Comedian Bill Maher (MAR) is 62. Actor Lorenzo Lamas is 60. Actor James Denton is 55. Rock musician Greg K. (The Offspring) is 53. Country singer John ...
Israeli activist Natan Sharansky is 70. Actor Daniel Benzali is 68. Rock musician Paul Stanley (KISS) is 66. Rock musician Ian Hill (Judas Priest) is 66. Comedian Bill Maher is 62. Actor Lorenzo Lamas is 60. Actor James Denton is 55. Rock musician Greg K. (The Offspring) is 53. Country singer John Michael ...
After leaving office, President Ronald Reagan created the Ronald Reagan Freedom Award to recognize individuals who have fought to spread liberty worldwide. Nancy Reagan continued the tradition after her husband's death, and in 2008 she bestowed the honor on human rights icon Natan Sharansky, ...
Minister of Construction and Housing Yoav Gallant and chairman of The Jewish Agency Natan Sharansky on Wednesday laid the cornerstone for the largest housing project for senior citizens ever constructed in Israel. The Ashkelon project comprises 471 apartments for Holocaust survivors and immigrants, ...
In a letter dispatched late Sunday night to the Jewish Agency board of governors, Chairman Natan Sharansky and Director General Alan Hoffmann acknowledged that a dispute with the Israeli government is holding up registration for Masa programs for the upcoming school year. But they said they would ...
Natan Sharansky, the head of the Jewish Agency, has described the Netanyahu government as one that will "go down in history" as having widened the gap between Israel and the diaspora, and "deepened the current crisis" with American Jewry. The language used by Mr Sharansky was described by the ...

As Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky pointed out, “The Reform response to the recognition of Jerusalem was terrible. When … a superpower recognizes Jerusalem, first you … welcome it, then offer disagreement. Here it was the opposite.” Sharansky was referring to the Dec. 5 statement issued by ...
The boycott campaign is more dangerous for diaspora Jews than for Israel, according to the chairman of the Jewish Agency, Natan Sharansky. While its impact of BDS on Israel's economy or cultural relations was non-existent, it threatened to discourage diaspora Jews from openly identifying with the ...
Natan Sharansky of the Jewish Agency bridled at Rudoren's point. He said that Jews have “mutual history” for 3500 years, whether in Israel or America. That is very different from the “very serious practical problem” of how to get along with Palestinians, with whom Israeli Jews “don't share the 3500 years of ...
Appropriately, the driving force behind the march-legendary human rights activist Natan Sharansky-was the Gala's keynote speaker, interviewed by JUF President Dr. Steven B. Nasatir. In 1973, Sharansky, an ardent Zionist who longed to make aliyah (immigrate to Israel), was denied an exit visa to Israel.
Donald Trump's Middle East negotiating team is preparing a “serious” peace proposal, because the team is made up of observant Jews who understand Israel better than previous American negotiators, says Natan Sharansky, the chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel. “Frankly, forget about the president ...
In honor of the 30th anniversary of “Freedom Sunday,” Shaloh House Jewish Day School in Brighton will host a parlor meeting with Natan Sharansky on Nov. 26. Sharansky, a former refusenik who today heads the Jewish Agency for Israel, was a major figure in the historic Dec. 6, 1987, peace march.
In this case it was “Where's Natan Sharansky?” as the world-famous former refusenik, now head of the Jewish Agency for Israel, showed that ...
It was to address their grievances that Netanyahu asked Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky to draft a plan for a new space back in ...
And on a trip home over Sukkot break, he met with Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett, with Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky, ...
With those words, speaker after speaker introduced Natan Sharansky last week to a variety of San Francisco audiences. And to those familiar ...
No one better embodies the journey from refusenik to Israeli success story than Natan Sharansky, who as the current head of the Jewish ...
Appropriately, the driving force behind the march-legendary human rights activist Natan Sharansky-was the Gala's keynote speaker, interviewed by Nasatir. In 1973, Sharansky, an ardent Zionist who longed to make aliyah (immigrate to Israel), was denied an exit visa to Israel. Four years later, he was ...
In February 1986, Natan Sharansky, a Soviet political prisoner, crossed the Glienicke Bridge linking East and West Berlin under American diplomatic escort, thus ending nine years of Gulag-style labor camps in Siberia and dark, cold cells in Moscow. “Thirteen years after I asked to be deprived of Soviet ...
... Network is a vital program to expose youngsters to Israel through personal, one-on-one connections and vice versa,” says Natan Sharansky, ...
Philanthropist Morris Kahn, Chairman of the Genesis Prize Selection Committee Natan Sharansky and Ziv Medical Center Director-General Dr.
... with some of the world's leading experts on anti-Semitism, such as Pope Francis, Alan Dershowitz, Natan Sharansky and Ronald Lauder.
The Kansas Department of Commerce hired a non-existent corporation to preplan logistics for a state-financed trip to Israel by the outgoing Gov ...
The keynote speaker will be Natan Sharansky, chairman of the Executive Board of the Jewish Agency for Israel, Prisoner of Zion, and human ...
... Israeli Ambassador to Britain Mark Regev, Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, and Natan Sharansky, chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel ...
... of the historic movement for the spiritual and physical freedom of Soviet Jewry,” former Soviet refusenik Natan Sharansky and his wife, Avital, ...
Natan Sharansky said, “Immigrants from the United States come out of a desire and a sense of excitement to take part in the national project of ...
It is the most readable book on U.S. and Western democracy promotion since Natan Sharansky published "The Case for Democracy" more than ...
... that American authorities will do everything in their power to bring the perpetrators to justice,” the group's chairman Natan Sharansky said.
(JTA) — Natan Sharansky, the chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, and Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett condemned a white ...
He also interviewed senior Israeli leaders, from Natan Sharansky to former IDF Chief of General Staff Benny Gantz. In each segment, he tries to ...
Here's the gist with a characteristic sweep of history: “Galileo and Darwin; Mandela, Havel, and Liu Xiaobo; Rosa Parks and Natan Sharansky ...
The keynote speaker will be Natan Sharansky, chairman of the Executive Board of the Jewish Agency for Israel, Prisoner of Zion, and human ...
Galileo and Darwin; Mandela, Havel, and Liu Xiaobo; Rosa Parks and Natan Sharansky — such are the ranks of those who disagree. And the ...
Did you stay on top of the most important stories last week? Test your knowledge of international events with our quick quiz, recapping major ...
Natan Sharansky, the former Soviet dissident who is chairman of the quasi-governmental Jewish Agency, said he was “deeply concerned by ...
Input from Israel was provided by politicians including Yair Lapid and Isaac Herzog, former MKs including Einat Wilf and Natan Sharansky, Supreme Court President Miriam Naor, academic figures including Professor Sergio della Pergola and Shlomo Wald ...
It was refuseniks like Natan Sharansky who colored my awareness of all that was wrong with in Russia in my youth, but I didn't grow up thinking of Russia as a threat that would end my life.
The URJ delegation, which arrived in Israel on Monday, also met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, Jewish Agency President Natan Sharansky as well as members of the Knesset. The group is scheduled to speak with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ...


 

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