100 new immigrants from 45 countries convene at Western Wall for pre-Yom Kippur prayers

October 7, 2019 by  
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Jewish Agency Chairman Isaac Herzog and 100 Olim (immigrants) from 45 countries convened on Saturday at the Kotel, Western Wall, to recite the Selichot, special prayers recited by Jews worldwide during the days before and between Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement and the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. Read more

Herzog calls on world leaders to stem tide of anti-Semitism at March of the Living

May 3, 2019 by  
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Isaac Herzog, chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, called on world leaders to unite and stem the tide of anti-Semitism during Thursday’s March of the Living on Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi camp in Poland.

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Yitzhak Herzog named next Jewish Agency chairman

June 22, 2018 by  
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Opposition leader Isaac (Bougie) Herzog is to be named the next Chairman of the Jewish Agency, despite the opposition of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. Herzog will replace Natan Sharansky who has been in the post since 2009.

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Israeli lawmakers approve preliminary bill on death penalty for terrorists

January 4, 2018 by  
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Israeli lawmakers yesterday approved a preliminary piece of legislation easing the threshold for military courts to carry out executions of convicted terrorists. Read more

Shift trends in the West

March 16, 2017 by  
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Australian Jewry’s role as arguably the most successful diaspora Jewish community was included in discussions at the Jewish World’s most significant  think tank, the Jewish People’s Policy Institute, in Jerusalem recently. Read more