The Jewish Agency mourns the passing of former Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon.
JERUSALEM – Chairman of the Executive of The Jewish Agency Natan Sharansky and the organization's leadership and employees in Israel and around the world mourn the passing of former Prime Minister of Israel Ariel Sharon.
He will be remembered as a true friend of The Jewish Agency, as a military man, a leader of Israel, a statesman, and a genuine partner of world Jewry.
Ariel Sharon uttered the timeless phrase, "I am a Jew first and an Israeli second." He invested tremendous effort in strengthening Jewish identity, increasing Aliyah (immigration to Israel), and combating anti-Semitism around the world.
May his memory be a blessing.
Kibbutz Under Fire
On the eve of the 9th of Av, 24 hours after IDF forces began withdrawing from the Gaza Strip, one can still hear the echoes of shooting in the backyard of Kibbutz Alumim, here on the Gaza border. The