• Robert and Evan Gilbert of Miami, FL

    Like Father like Son: Standing in Solidarity

    "Many of us feel that solidarity back home in our community. And our hope and prayer is that by being Israel now, and going back and sharing our experiences with others from our community, more
    By Chen Mor on 31 Jul 2014 / 4 Av 5774
  • Fighting for our existence also makes us remember that nothing is taken for granted.

    Living in a Gloomy Fantasy: A Wartime Diary

    "Oh how I wish we were a normal country! I would love to just be thinking now of what crib to buy and what to serve at the Brit Milah (circumcision) ceremony, but it's not like that, and we
    By Jewish Agency on 30 Jul 2014 / 3 Av 5774
  • Chairman Natan Sharansky, Jerusalem 2014.

    Adiós, Mexico; Shalom, Israel: Hundreds of Jewish Leaders Cancel Gathering Set to Take Place in Mexico, Will Instead Meet in Southern Israel as Expression of Solidarity

    The Jewish Agency for Israel's Board of Governors, comprised of hundreds of Jewish communal and organizational leaders from around the world, will hold its October meetings in southern Israel
    By Jewish Agency on 30 Jul 2014 / 3 Av 5774
  • מנהל מרכז הקליטה נורית בבאר שבע אשר ועקנין (במרכז ) עם בנו גיא ועקנין שהוא נגד בקו האש ויו"ר ארגון העובדים של הסוכנות וההסתדרות הציונית העולמית חנן מור

    Asher Vaknin: Fighting for Home

    Asher Vaknin, Director of the Nurit Absorption Center in Beersheva, is the father of two soldiers who currently serving in Gaza.
    By נתן רועי on 30 Jul 2014 / 3 Av 5774
  • ילדה קטנטנה גדולה

    Facing Fear in Southern Israel

    Ravit Elia-Leib, Director of Social Services-Southern Region for the Unit for Aliyah, Absorption, and Special Operations, writes from the South: How her daughter met fear,
    By on 29 Jul 2014 / 2 Av 5774
  • בהלויה של מקס שטיינברג בירושלים

    Our Days Have Become Intense, Anxious — Tumultuous

    Powerful thoughts from the desk of Natan Sharansky, as violence in Israel escalates.
    By Natan Sharansky on 23 Jul 2014 / 25 Tamuz 5774
  • Israelis take cover in southern Israel from incoming rocketfire.

    Not An Easy Time To Be Israeli

    Times like this show us who we are. We would be hard pressed to find another nation as fiercely dedicated to the well-being of far-away "brothers and sisters" than the Jewish people. This
    By Natan Sharansky on 18 Jul 2014 / 20 Tamuz 5774
  • Amigour home hit by Gaza rockets in Netivot.

    Amigour Homes Hit By Gaza Rockets

    UPDATE: JULY 17, 2014: Tonight a Hamas missile fired from Gaza hit an apartment in an Amigour Home in Netivot. Luckily the apartment was empty and was about to be occupied in the near future. No one
    By Jewish Agency on 18 Jul 2014 / 20 Tamuz 5774
  • Running down to a bomb shelter in Ashdod's absorption center.

    From Anti-Semitism in Hungary to Sirens in Israel

    Since the rise of the Hungarian radical nationalist political party Jobbik, anti-Semitism has become common in Hungary and has spread from the minority to the majority.
    By נתן רועי on 17 Jul 2014 / 19 Tamuz 5774
  • A family of new immigrants from France receives their te'udot zehut (Israeli ID cards) from Minister of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption Sofa Landver and Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky today (Thursday, July 17) in Jerusalem.

    430 New Immigrants from France Receive Israeli ID Cards

    This afternoon (Thursday, July 17), 430 new immigrants who arrived in Israel last night from France received their te'udot zehut (Israeli ID cards) at a moving ceremony held by the Ministry of
    By Jewish Agency on 17 Jul 2014 / 19 Tamuz 5774