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Report: 10% of Israeli Public Servants Are Olim

166 Ethiopian Israelis have been recruited to the police force over the past two years, and today 613 police officers are Ethiopian.

Ukraine Rebels Hold European Observers Hostage

Ukraine rebels are holding four European observers hostage, and shot down a gov't helicopter, killing 14.

Fastest Woman in Israel Wears a Skirt, Conceals Her Hair, and Honors Her Creator

Beatie Deutsch finished the Marathon in just three hours and nine minutes, beating her own estimated time for the race.

Anti-Semitism Spurs Increased Aliyah from France

A steady increase of Jews fleeing anti-Semitism and moving to Israel has prompted the Ministry of Absorption to submit for government approval a new...

Steinberg Family, Birthright-Israel Turned Personal Tragedy into Eternity

The Steinberg family and Birthright Israel have transformed a one family's tragedy into eternal heritage for others.

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.

Dispute at Knesset Committee over Conversion Figures

Of the 350,000 non-Jews who have immigrated to Israel, only 3,600 convert each year.

Yom HaAtzma’ut Crowds Overwhelm 4 Heritage Sites on Israel’s Independence Day

Site-seeing crowds overwhelmed at least four heritage sites on this Yom Ha'Atzma'ut, prompting officials to close their doors on Israel's Independence Day.

Indian Tribe Aliyah Approved

Israel's government approved the immigration of the Bnei Menashe, an Indian tribe that claims Jewish ancestry.

Supreme Court Reverses Interior Ministry Decision on Peruvian Jews

Judge Daphne Barak-Erez wrote, adding: "Let us not replace the question of 'Who is a Jew' with the question of 'What is a Jewish community.'"

3,300-Year Detour Ends in Aliyah for 65th Wedding Anniversary in Israel

"We realized it was time to pack while we are healthy and active and could truly enjoy being in Our Beloved Country."

‘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.

Atheist Birthright Founder and Rabbi Buchwald to Do Battle

Jewish Outreach founder Rabbi Ephraim Buchwald and Birthright’s co-founder, self-declared atheist Michael Steinhardt have agreed “to wrestle out” their beliefs in a debate.

Young New York Jews Gear Up for Aliyah Conference

In an effort to nudge New York Jewish students and young professionals considering aliyah to take the plunge, Nefesh B’Nefesh and the Jewish Agency for Israel will be hosting a special conference at the UJA-Federation of new York in Manhattan on October 21.

1 Million Sign On For ‘Virtual March’ Marking ‘87 Soviet Jewry Rally

More than 1 million people have signed on to join a "virtual march" commemorating the Washington rally 25 years for the Soviet Jewry movement, according to a coalition marking the 1987 event.

More than 1,000 French Jewish Students in Pro-Israel Hanukkah Ceremony

More than 1,000 high school seniors from 25 Jewish schools across France will light the Hanukkah menorah together on Thursday in Jerusalem. Jewish Agency chairman...

6 Leading Jewish Figures Weigh In on Aliyah and the Yamim Noraim

Rabbi Yehoshua Fass, Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, Rabbi Shlomo Riskin, Shani Taragin, Rabbi Ari Berman, Rachelle Sprecher Fraenkel.

Knesset Debates Complaints that Restaurants Employing Olim Lose Kosher Certification

'According to the Halacha, only the person who cooks the food must be Jewish; the other workers do not have to be Jewish.'

World-Renowned Pianist Evgeny Kissin to Get Israeli Citizenship

The Interior Ministry will grant Evgeny Kissin, one of the world's leading classical pianists and an enthusiastic Jewish supporter of Israel, Israeli citizenship event...

Aliyah Up by 14 Percent in First Three Months of 2014

There is nothing like a good round of anti-Semitism to sober up Jews to move to Israel.

1,600 Lone Soldiers to Get Assisted Personal Errands Day in Tel Aviv Feb. 16

Every IDF Lone Soldier is entitled to take a personal errands day once every two months, but for most of them one day is often not enough time to complete their necessary errands.

Peres and Netanyahu ‘Parlent Francois’ to Hollande

France and Israel were at each other’s throats nine years ago because of Israel’s warning to French Jews of rampant anti-Semitism, but common enemies have brought the two countries together, for now.

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

The survey revealed a strong correlation between the religious standards of respondents and their view on how vital the views of foreign Jews are.

Israel Innovation Authority ‘Luring’ Academics, Entrepreneurs Back to Israel [video]

Every year, hundreds from academia and industry return to Israel, fulfilling a desire to come back home and find employment appropriate to their education and skills.

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