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.
Abramovich is Chairman of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia (which is allied with Putin's administration). He is a trustee of the Moscow Jewish Museum, and he donates money to the Chabad movement.
"Lone new immigrants should not be discriminated against, they should receive the full rights that are granted to new immigrant families and couples."
This is the fifth year of the Bonei Zion Awards, which recognizes outstanding Anglo Olim who have made huge contributions in their fields.
Jonathan Pollard is still on very restricted conditions at his home in New York after receiving parole following incarceration of 30 years on a single charge of espionage for an ally.
On their first date, 45 years ago, the main topic of conversation for Yisrael and later his wife, Bella, was how much they would both like to live in Israel.
A 2013 study showed that one out of every four Birthright participants marries another Birthright participant.
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.
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He urged Israeli leaders to "do what is right according to Jewish Law... History has proved that negotiations with a government training its citizens to kill all Jews is useless."
"This prize also goes to [wife] 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."
Prior to Aliya in 1986 Sharansky was best known for his time in Soviet prisons after his arrest in 1977.
Beatie Deutsch finished the Marathon in just three hours and nine minutes, beating her own estimated time for the race.
Nesya has been planning to move to Israel for some time, as she feels a responsibility to live in Israel and strengthen the country through her Aliyah.
This year’s Nefesh B’Nefesh Mega Event, March 11 in New York City, will provide an all-encompassing slate of resources for retirees, young professionals, families and singles looking to make Aliyah, including a Medical Professionals Seminar
In the late 1990s, Mina identified her former student on TV, when he stood next to Russian President Boris Yeltsin, as head of Russia's security service.
The current state of the shekel-dollar relationship could be the new “normal” that local businesses will have no choice but to adjust to.
“Many Israelis, as well as Jews living all over the world with relatives in Israel, will be able to use these archives to find documentation and pictures of their loved ones."
In certain cases, the Authority sought to revoke the Israeli citizenship many years after it had been awarded.
Physicians in the United States rack up some $200,000 in debt by the time they complete their studies, and they will never be able to pay it off while earning a military salary in Israel.
The group hails from the northeastern Indian state of Manipur, on the border with Burma, which is home to the largest concentration of Bnei Menashe in India.
A doctor that was brought to the plane upon landing declared her death.
The fair featured representatives from Nefesh B’Nefesh and Army and Sherut Leumi programs, as well as from universities and colleges from across Israel.
"The response by the Progressive Jewish leaders to her remarks was natural and completely understandable, but blind to their own international interest."
Between 2000 and 2013, some 1,658 immigrants committed suicide.
Despite criticism of the Finance Minister for his deficit spending, it must admitted that the new plan will bring much solace to Israel's neediest citizens.