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‘Irregular’ Lone Soldiers tell Knesset about Uncertainty throughout their Army Service

Irregular lone soldiers experience financial difficulties, sometimes to the point where their bank accounts are seized once they are released from the army.

Government to Reveal Lost Yemenite Children 2001 Committee Findings

The committee began its investigations in 1995, following bloody clashes in Passover of 1994, between the followers of a Yemenite Rabbi and police.

Knesset Passes Law Requiring Representation of Haredim, Olim, in Civil Service

Proper representation legislation in recent years has used affirmative action to boost public sectors whose presence in the civil service does not represent their share of the population.

27,000 New Israelis Came Home in 2016, Down from 31,000 in 2015

Aliyah from Brazil increased significantly, with the arrival of some 760 new immigrants this year, compared with 497 in 2015.

Flying Back to the US? Better Ask your Accountant First, You Could Get Arrested

U.S. taxpayers traveling to the United States with unpaid U.S. tax assessments can be detained at the border, questioned, and flagged for follow-up enforcement. If a taxpayer has an unpaid tax liability and is subject to a resulting Notice of Federal Tax Lien, the IRS may submit identifying taxpayer information to the Treasury Enforcement Communications System (TECS), a database maintained by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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

“This is about reducing bureaucracy," said Minister Yisrael Katz.

Anti-Semitism Drives European Jews to Israel

"It is indisputable that the dominant factor behind Aliyah to Israel from Western Europe is anti-Semitism."

A Dream Come True – 230 Olim Touch Down In Israel

Within the last decade, noted Rabbi Fass, the trend in aliyah has been toward younger, single olim, ages 18 to 30, who are not necessarily coming to Israel for ideological or religious reasons.

Some 500 Young Jews at ‘Here Next Year’ Fair Want to Make Aliyah

The fair featured representatives from Nefesh B’Nefesh and Army and Sherut Leumi programs, as well as from universities and colleges from across Israel.

Roman Abramovich, Chelsea Soccer Club Owner, Now Official Israeli, Comes Home

The 51-year-old billionaire received his blue Israeli identity card (teudat oleh) under Israel's Law of Return after having applied for citizenship last week while still abroad.

Extreme Cut: Israel Eliminates Budget for Yeshiva Foreign Students

There has been no reduction, much less elimination, of Israeli government support for foreign students attending local universities.

India’s Young Jews Eye Israel

Around 5,000 Jews continue to live in the ancient community, which according to some sources dates back to the time of King Solomon.

Final Stats Show Ukrainian Aliyah Rose 11 Percent in 2015

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews has offered a cash payment to Jews from Ukraine to move to Israel. The Jewish Agency criticizes the program.

Elissa Strauss, Are You on our Side or on the Side of our Enemies?

Every century or so, wherever we are, we lose about 80 percent of our people for a variety of reasons.

Huckabee Says Netanyahu ‘Dead Right’ to Remind Europe’s Jews Israel is Safe Haven

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says while visiting Jerusalem that PM Binyamin Netanyahu is right to remind European Jews they have a safe haven in Israel waiting for them.

Hundreds of Jewish Leaders in First-Ever Jewish Agency Board of Governors Meetings in Paris

Sharansky: “This is the single greatest expression of the Jewish people’s solidarity with French Jewry.”

Knesset Committee Chair: Rights of Lone, Elderly Olim Must Equal Oleh Families

"Lone new immigrants should not be discriminated against, they should receive the full rights that are granted to new immigrant families and couples."

Promised Land? Earn $50,000 and Be a Jew in Rural Alabama

Israel has well-paying Jobs and lots of available singles. Jewish schools are cheaper than in the US. But why move to Israel when you can get a quick $50,000 and move to the promised land in rural Alabama?

Initial Approval for Opening 1950s Adoption Files of Yemenite Children

The new bill seeks to permit a first-degree relative or guardian to review the adoption file of family members who have disappeared, been kidnapped or whose fate is unknown.

‘Betsy Ross of Israel’ Flag Finds News Home in Ben-Gurion Archives

Confined in Jerusalem to her apartment, she spent her time creating an Israeli flag from her bed sheets. She sewed on a six-pointed star and colored the flag’s stripes with a blue crayon.

Haredi MK: Reform Campaign Rife with Bribes, Corruption

'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.'

Inaugural ‘Bonei Zion’ Prize Awarded in Knesset Ceremony

Hosted by Speaker of the Knesset, MK Edelstein, the prize, awarded by Nefesh B’Nefesh was given to seven Olim from English-speaking countries who have contributed to the State of Israel in a significant way.

His Brooklyn Home Destroyed by Sandy, Singer Mordechai Ben David Is Making Aliyah (Video)

Only three days ago, popular singer and songwriter Mordechai Ben David shot and distributed a video depicting the destruction of his neighborhood, Sea Gate, at southwestern tip of Brooklyn, NY, in an effort to raise awareness—and donations—to rebuild this thriving Jewish community.

Watch Yishai Fleisher Out-Debating J Street Opponent

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.

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