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233 North American Olim including 70 Future Soldiers Arrive Tuesday

23 Av 5777 – August 15, 2017
The brand-new Olim hail from 19 US states and two Canadian provinces, including 20 families, 64 children, six sets of twins and 26 medical professionals.

Iranian Blogger Taking Hebrew Classes in Jewish Agency Ulpan

"The Jewish Agency, which has welcomed millions of Jews home to Israel, is proud to play a part in easing Neda’s integration into her country of refuge."

Got a Driver’s License? Swap It in Israel, Effective Sunday

22 Av 5777 – August 13, 2017
“This is about reducing bureaucracy," said Minister Yisrael Katz.

Birthright Program Matches Israeli, Foreign 20-Somethings for Business Fellowship

19 Av 5777 – August 10, 2017
“These ties are translated into viable collaboration and cross-country cooperation."

‘Birthright Bandits’ Rob American Kids in Kibbutz Guest House

16 Av 5777 – August 8, 2017
Police launched a covert investigation, and after "various and complex investigative activities," they succeeded in tracking down a squad of burglars from central Israel.

180 Jewish Fathers Follow in their Wives’ Footsteps to Israel

15 Av 5777 – August 7, 2017
The trips inspire men to connect deeply with their Jewish heritage, and transform themselves, their families – and ultimately their communities and the wider world.

70 Years Later, President Rivlin Meets Passengers who Arrived on the Exodus

2 Av 5777 – July 24, 2017
Speaking to the passengers as well as their second, third, and fourth generation descendants, the President said, 'I am fortunate as President of the State of Israel to record with you and your families that the State of Israel, and the flag of Israel, are obvious facts.'

From Havana to the Holy Land: Alan Gross Arrives in Israel on Aliyah

20 Tammuz 5777 – July 13, 2017
Gross and his wife Judy are now living happily in Tel Aviv.

Israel’s Chief Rabbi Apologizes to NBN’s Rabbi Yehoshua Fass

18 Tammuz 5777 – July 11, 2017
Rabbi Fass expressed his hope that the matter will be resolved, and that a healing process will begin to develop between the Chief Rabbinate and Rabbinic leaders across the world.  

Haredi MK: Reform Campaign Rife with Bribes, Corruption

15 Tammuz 5777 – July 8, 2017
'Most of the Jews in the United States, even those who come to Temple once in fifty years, or those that don’t come at all, are not Reform, and the Reform movement does not represent them.'

200 French Jews to Immigrate to Israel Monday

12 Tammuz 5777 – July 6, 2017
More than 10% of the French Jewish community has immigrated to Israel since the year 2000, half in the past five years alone.

Survey Shows Majority of Israelis Object to Considering Diaspora Jews’ Views in Legislation

6 Tammuz 5777 – June 30, 2017
The survey revealed a strong correlation between the religious standards of respondents and their view on how vital the views of foreign Jews are.

Speaker Edelstein to Russian Parliament: I Greet You in the Language for which I...

4 Tammuz 5777 – June 28, 2017
Speaker Edelstein was invited to give the speech exactly 30 years after he had completed a three-year sentence in a Soviet labor camp for his Zionist activities.

Knesset Permits Olim to Obtain Israeli Passports Upon Arrival

3 Tammuz 5777 – June 27, 2017
In the 1990s, European countries complained about Israeli citizens with Israeli passports who were engaged in criminal activity, which affected Israel's visa agreements.

Watch PM Netanyahu at Annual Taglit Birthright Event – ‘This Is The Real Israel!’

Taglit-Birthright is a free 10-day educational trip offered to Jewish young men and women ages 18 to 26.

Israeli Cabinet Discussed Transferring Conquered Arab Population in 1967

22 Iyyar 5777 – May 18, 2017
The discussion, then as now, revolved around annexation versus a two-state solution, although at the time the most these Israeli ministers could imagine was a Palestinian autonomy under Israeli rule (a solution that's to the right of today's Likud).

Watch Yishai Fleisher Out-Debating J Street Opponent

13 Nisan 5777 – April 9, 2017
There's much misinformation, misconception and ignorance in the American Jewish community about Israel, which Yishai did a lot to dispel over at that Beverly Hills event.

10 Indian Bnei Menashe Couples Married in Israel

10 Nisan 5777 – April 5, 2017
The Bnei Menashe are descendants of the tribe of Manasseh, one of the Ten Lost Tribes exiled from the Land of Israel more than 2,700 years ago by the Assyrian empire.

In Northeast India, Bnei Menashe Prepare Matzah for Passover

4 Nisan 5777 – March 30, 2017
Each village priest would recite ancient prayers, such as “Miriam’s Song,” echoing the Biblical account of the Exodus and its aftermath.

New Israelis Arrive From Ukraine on IFCJ ‘Freedom Flight’

2 Nisan 5777 – March 29, 2017
The start of a new life in Israel, "a strong and independent country," is a rescue for olim from Ukraine.

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