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 The Jewish Agency and Other Worldwide Instrumentalities of the Jewish People
Formally the members of the Jewish Agency Assembly and Board of Governors are designated by bodies serving this second arena although in the case of the United States, the community leaders are designated by the United Israel Appeal in tandem with the major local community federations.
The result was the 1952 covenant between the World Zionist Organization as the proprietor of the Jewish Agency and the Government of Israel, and the subsequent Knesset legislation which established the basis for the relationship between the WZO, the Jewish Agency, and the State of Israel.
Under the terms of this covenant, the Jewish Agency was recognized as the third element in the constellation of institutions governing Israel but was decidedly subordinate to the government of the state. /dje/articles3/rwj1.htm   (8739 words)

 Jewish Agency Board of Governors
Jewish Agency for Israel Treasurer Chaim Chesler reflects upon the recently concluded 34th Zionist Congress and this week's historic cornerstone laying for a new JAFI settlement in the Gilboa Mountains.
In the opening address of the Jewish Agency Assembly, Sallai Meridor, Chairman of the Zionist Executive and The Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), spoke of the pain of terror victims and challenged Jewish communal leaders to build upon their solid support of Israel.
Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, in an extended Q&A with the Jewish Agency Board of Governors, expressed hope in the Peace Process while defying those questioning his optimism. /jafiassembly   (456 words)

 Auerbach Central Agency for Jewish Education: Educational Resources
The Department of Jewish Zionist Education of the Jewish Agency, in partnership with the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has developed a unique on-line course called "Ambassador." The "Ambassador" course will equip you with the facts of the conflict, the tools to understand Palestinian propaganda and media bias and the means to advocate for Israel. DataJem is a database of Jewish educational materials, is a project of The Pedagogic Center of the Education Department of the Jewish Agency for Israel and is searchable by subject, material type, age group, language, keywords, title, author, and publisher.
The largest Jewish campus organization in the world, Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life provides opportunities for Jewish students to explore and celebrate their Jewish identity through its global network of over 500 regional centers, campus Foundations and Hillel student organizations. /content/educationalResources/links/edLinks.shtml   (4222 words)

 Jewish News Archive
The Jewish Agency for Israel is granting financial assistance to Muslim and Christian families of victims of Thursday's terror shooting in northern Israel.
Jewish groups are expected to mobilize for a moderate replacement after Justice Sandra Day O'Connor retired from the U.S. Supreme Court.
Jewish groups joined groups in America, Britain and France urging their governments to sponsor a U.N. resolution to address the genocide in Sudan. /jewish_news.htm   (4222 words)

 Canadian Jewish News
In 1985, the University of California at Davis' anti-apartheid coalition required Jewish students who wanted to join to denounce Israel and Zionism and to support UN Resolution 3379 declaring Zionism to be a form of racism, according to Abramowitz's book.
Most Jewish leaders, who bristle at the comparison, are skeptical that such a movement would spur universities to change their financial holdings or even attract anywhere near the kind of support that was seen in the 1980s for the anti-apartheid movement.
Now CEO of Jewish Family and Life, a non-profit Jewish media company, Abramowitz said he is deeply concerned about the potential of a divestment campaign, as well as other anti-Israel campus activism. /pastissues/01/sept13-01/international/int2.htm   (4222 words)

 The Jewish Agency: Historic Role and Current Crisis
The Jewish Agency was originally designed not as an arena for the conduct of world Jewish public affairs, but for the singular purpose of rebuilding the Jewish national home in the Land of Israel.
The Jewish Agency may be the only such organization in the world that has a special charter under international law, one that was readopted by the United Nations as part of a general readoption of the surviving elements of the League of Nations that were deemed worthy of continuing after World War II.
The second variant is that nation-building refers equally or almost equally to the entire Jewish nation, the State of Israel and the diaspora, and that a major dimension of the nation-building task is fighting assimilation in the diaspora through Jewish education and the strengthening of Jewish communal institutions. /dje/articles/ja-role.htm   (4393 words)

The Jewish Agency and its allies were said to have lobbied heavily for Solomon, a past national chair of the UJA and a close friend of Sallai Meridor, the Israeli chairman of the agency's executive.
The Jewish Agency for Israel has named a woman to its top Diaspora post for the first time ever, but the appointment is receiving a lukewarm response from the American Jewish communities she is meant to represent.
But some UJC and Jewish Agency leaders said all three candidates would have been as committed to Israel advocacy as they are to the concerns of local federations. /issues/2003/03.02.28/news7.html   (1235 words)

On the eve of the annual gathering of North American Jewish charitable federations in Jerusalem, supporters of their main Israeli beneficiary, the Jewish Agency for Israel, are in an uproar over a proposal by fundraisers that could slash the agency's funding.
Jewish Agency supporters counter that the split should remain the same given the toll terrorism is taking on Israel's citizens and the costs of absorbing new immigrants in a devastated economy.
In fact, the Jewish Agency's spokesman's office is taking a wait-and-see approach: "The ONAD subcommittees validated and legitimated most of the requests [for additional funding] submitted by the Jewish Agency. /issues/2003/03.11.07/news13.ujc.html   (869 words)

 Jewish Telegraphic Agency - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The JTA was founded on February 6, 1917 by Jacob Landau as the Jewish Correspondence Bureau with the mandate of collecting and disseminating news among and affecting the Jewish communities of the diaspora as well as Israel.
The Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) is an international news agency serving Jewish community newspapers and media around the world.
The JTA is headquartered in New York City and has correspondents in Washington, DC, Jerusalem, Moscow and thirty other cities in North and South America, Israel, Europe, Africa and Australia. /wiki/Jewish_Telegraphic_Agency   (869 words)

 Forward Newspaper Online
The American Jewish Committee called for Germany's new government to take an active role against anti-Semitism.
Jewish community leaders will speak about the merits of the Workplace Religious Freedom Act in the U.S. House of Representatives.
There is a compelling logic, it must be said, to the decision by United Jewish Communities, reported by Ori Nir on page 3, not to mount a frontal challenge to the slashing budget cuts planned by the Republicans on Capitol Hill.   (846 words)

 Partnership 2000
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One enterprising Adath Israel Bar Mitzvah boy of Cincinnati, Ohio, Daniel Brook, not only raised money for his favorite sports facility, The Wingate Institute, but he also ensured that his friends and family did so in a healthy environment.
The program aims to introduce, promote and market Israeli cinema in Boston; to encourage a dialogue between Israeli and foreign filmmakers, both in Haifa and Boston.   (164 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Special reports Shock in suburbs at restless son's death
He visited Israel on his way to Iraq, with hopes of studying Hebrew, Mr Spool told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
His family were not members of Kesher Israel Congregation, however, Berg began attending classes at the synagogue two years ago, according to Aaron Spool, a friend.
"He would not have bandied about the fact he was Jewish." /Iraq/Story/0,2763,1215557,00.html   (164 words)

 Jewish Agency for Israel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Jewish Agency for Israel also known as The Jewish Agency (or sochnut in Hebrew), was previously called the Jewish Agency for Palestine (during the British Mandate of Palestine) is an Israeli organisation that advocates for Israel and is composed mainly, but not entirely, of Jewish people.
The Jewish Agency was raided by British Troops in 1946 under Operation Agatha in response to a number of attacks against British forces.
Following the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, the Agency was renamed the Jewish Agency of Israel. /wiki/Jewish_Agency_for_Israel   (250 words) - Israel - World Zionist Organization and the Jewish Agency Israeli Information Resource
These discussions led to an agreement in 1971 whereby the governing bodies of the Jewish Agency were enlarged not only to provide equal representation for Israeli and Diaspora Jews but also to ensure a balance in geographical representation.
The Jewish Agency for Palestine was established in 1929 under the terms of the League of Nations Mandate for Palestine as the operative arm of the WZO in building a Jewish national homeland.
In 1971 the relationship between the WZO and the Jewish Agency was reconstituted as part of a continuing effort to improve the operations of these bodies and to harmonize and strengthen ties between the state and the Diaspora. /country-guide-study/israel/israel107.html   (868 words)

 Jewish Agency --  Encyclopædia Britannica
His advocacy for Jewish statehood was crucial to the foundation of the state of Israel.
Overview of this agency engaged in the preservation and the renewal of Jewish culture in America.
More results on "Jewish Agency" when you join. /eb/article-9043602   (766 words)

 Haaretz - Israel News - Jewish Agency enters strategic partnership with Nefesh B Nefesh
While the Jewish Agency will still provide potential immigrants with help in obtaining visas and will continue to pay for immigrants' one-way tickets to Israel, Nefesh B'Nefesh will bear more responsibility for recruiting new immigrants, sources at the Jewish Agency said.
Before Passover, the Jewish Agency and Nefesh B'Nefesh co-sponsored an advertisement in American Jewish media to promote aliyah.
The Jewish Agency declined to specify the amounts to be transferred, but sources there indicated that it will be in the low millions of dollars and depend on the number of immigrants successfully wooed by Nefesh B'Nefesh. /news/sum2004/haaretz_6_13_04.htm   (519 words)

 Israel Insight: Jewish Agency Rescues Iraqi Jews in Operation "Ezra MiTzion"
As a result of the Jewish Agency's efforts to monitor the conditions and needs of the Jews in Iraq, it became evident that there was a need to undertake an urgent humanitarian operation.
Responding to the explicit wishes of six Baghdadi Jews, the Jewish Agency, in coordination with the Israeli Prime Minister's Office and other relevant bodies in Israel and abroad (including HIAS), decided to bring these Jews to Israel as soon as possible.
Jewish Agency Chairman Sallai Meridor praised those involved in the operation and said, "The Jewish Agency will continue as always to do everything in its power to assist Jews in distress, wherever they may be in the world." /federation/e_article000172127.cfm?x=a21PHHc,a5cdMQ9   (311 words)

 Merrimack Valley Jewish Federation
The Jewish Agency aids individuals and families who have been the victims of terrorist acts in Israel.
The Merrimack Valley Jewish Federation is the central planning and fundraising organization for the Jewish community of the Merrimack Valley.
Jewish adult education programming in conjunction with our synagogues in the valley and Merrimack College Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations.   (578 words)

 Israel Insight: Jewish Agency Emissary Returns from Iraq
Jeff Kaye, a representative of the Jewish Agency for Israel, recently returned from Iraq, where he traveled on a special mission to establish contact with the Jewish community of Baghdad and to learn firsthand about their present condition and needs.
Jewish Agency Chairman Sallai Meridor praised Kaye for the success of his mission and stressed that, "This is just the first mission, in which the aims were to establish direct contact which will lead to fulfilling the needs of the Jewish community of Iraq.
Dealing with the archives of the Jewish community, which were relocated to the cellars of the bureaus of Iraqi Intelligence with the intention of eventually bringing them to Israel. /federation/e_article000163222.cfm   (295 words)

 Lev Krichevsky Jewish Telegraphic Agency 30-Jul-1998 Israel recruits teen-agers for emigration
Jewish Agency officials in Kiev could not be reached for comment, but Yossi Shturm, a JAFI spokesman in Israel, said lawyers in Kiev and Jerusalem were examining the letter and that the agency was planning to comply with the registration request.
In Ukraine, as in most of other states in the former Soviet Union, the Jewish Agency operates in accordance with bilateral agreements that allow it to promote Jewish culture and support Jewish life.
The conflict was settled after months of negotiations when the agency agreed to set up a new organization, the Jewish Agency in Russia, with Russian citizens among its founders. /kriche01.html   (652 words)

 Israel Programs Center
The Israel Program Center, a division of the Jewish Agency for Israel is heavily subsidizing programs for young, upcoming Jewish students and professionals to travel to Israel for little cost.
If you are a student or a recent college graduate, then the time is right for you to go to Israel, and impart of yourself in the Jewish Homeland.
Israel is the cultural and spiritual home of the Jewish people.   (423 words)

 Lev Krichevsky Jewish Telegraphic Agency 30-Jul-1998 Israel recruits teen-agers for emigration
Jewish Agency officials in Kiev could not be reached for comment, but Yossi Shturm, a JAFI spokesman in Israel, said lawyers in Kiev and Jerusalem were examining the letter and that the agency was planning to comply with the registration request.
Jewish Telegraphic Agency Inc. The above information is available on a read-only basis and cannot be reproduced without permission from JTA.)
The conflict was settled after months of negotiations when the agency agreed to set up a new organization, the Jewish Agency in Russia, with Russian citizens among its founders. /kriche01.html   (423 words)

 The Jewish Agency For Israel Homepage
The Jewish Agency For Israel in the News
The Jewish Agency - The Global Partnership of the Jewish People with Israel
News articles are gathered from various local and international publications that relate to the Jewish Agency and its role in the Jewish world.   (209 words)

 United Jewish Communities
Operation Promise, an initiative of UJC and the Jewish Federations of North America, will help bring remaining Ethiopian Jews to Israel and help mainstream the entire Ethiopian-Israeli community, and will help feed poor, elderly Jews in the former Soviet Union and help strengthen Jewish identity among young Jews there.
The National Jewish Population Survey (NJPS) 2000-01 is a representative survey of the Jewish population in the United States sponsored by UJC and the Jewish federation system...
At the "Jewish Values, Human Rights and Public Policy" session Sunday afternoon at the 2005 GA in Toronto, Canadian Minister of Justice Irwin Cotler will challenges us to find new and engaging ways to translate traditional Jewish values into relevant social action and advocacy.   (566 words)

 Russian Jewish Families Start New Lives in Israel
According to the Jewish Agency, there are still 800,000 Jews remaining in the former Soviet Union.
For hundreds of years, Jewish people have wandered in the nations, eventually settling in their Promised Land and building a new life.
For these new Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet Union it's one of the biggest decisions they've made. /CBNNews/CWN/072304olim.asp   (1211 words)

 Jewish and Israel News from New York - The Jewish Week
Rotfeld is open about being Jewish, but he makes no attempt to join the Jewish community, and community leaders respect that position.
Rotfeld is not the first prominent Polish Jewish politician in the post-Communist era.
His loss was attributed, in part, to a whisper campaign that accused him of being Jewish. /news/newscontent.php3?artid=10643   (1211 words)

The Jewish Agency for Israel was instrumental in finding her mother and two sisters, who were left behind in Ethiopia, and brought them to Israel to be reunited with the rest of the family.  click here for more
Whether you are a Jewish educator looking for curricula and materials for teaching about Israel, or simply looking for ways to educate yourself on the Jewish state, this Israel Education Resource Center can help...
The Department for Jewish Zionist Education at JAFI /israel_home.html   (495 words)

 British media accused of pro-Palestinian bias (March 23, 2001)
But Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger, said he found the complaints baseless, pointing out that the Guardian has published pieces by Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and writers Amos Oz and David Grossman -- leading leftists who have been highly critical of Israeli policy.
"We are very careful to make sure Jewish and Israeli voices are heard," he said.
In an unusual move, Canadian publishing magnate Conrad Black publicly attacked one of his own columnists for expressing a hatred for Israel that Black described as "irrational and an offense to civilized taste." /bk010323/ibritmedia.shtml   (692 words)

 Israel News
With the Jewish New Year approaching, Unterslak is appealing to the South African Jewish community for new outfits for children in Israel whose families "haven't got money to put food on the table."
For the past four years, Divote, an initiative of the South African Jewish community, has been bringing help and happiness into the lives of young Israelis affected by terrorism.
This story reprinted courtesy of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. /News/5001.stm   (692 words)

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