Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky on Winning the Israel Prize

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL –  Chairman of the Executive of The Jewish Agency for Israel Natan Sharansky has issued the following statement upon being announced as a recipient of the Israel Prize for 2018:

“This is a great honor and a great responsibility. When it comes to kibbutz galuyot, ingathering the exiles, this prize also goes to Avital and to all the Aliyah activists and Prisoners of Zion in the Soviet Union who fought valiantly for the right to immigrate to Israel. It also goes to the entire Jewish people, which supported the refuseniks’ struggle for freedom.

“The ingathering of the exiles continues – Aliyah today is an Aliyah of free choice: Israel is the best place for self-actualization as a Jew and for impacting the future of the Jewish people. We must do everything to ensure that Israel remains a home to every Jew in the world.”

 

 

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18 Mar 2018 / 2 Nisan 5778 0