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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Pranab Mukherjee, President of India, during a session of Knesset on October 14, 2015. During his speech welcoming Mukherjee to Israel, Netanyahu’s emphasized the strong ties between the two countries by citing the Bnei Menashe immigrants who have moved from...

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Pranab Mukherjee, President of India, during a session of Knesset on October 14, 2015. During his speech welcoming Mukherjee to Israel, Netanyahu's emphasized the strong ties between the two countries by citing the Bnei Menashe immigrants who have moved from...

Spain on Friday granted citizenship to 4,302 people whose Jewish ancestors fled after being told in 1492 to convert to Catholicism or go into exile ahead of the Spanish Inquisition that saw many Jews burned at the stake....

Shavei Israel has once again been awarded a grant from the Natan Fund, a community of young philanthropists based in New York City, dedicated to promoting Jewish and Israeli social innovation. Founded in 2002, the Natan Fund has provided more than $10.8 million in grants...

Shavei Israel’s director of marketing Laura Ben-David gave a presentation at last week’s Limmud Jerusalem conference. It was the first time Shavei Israel has participated in Limmud, which has for thirty years run Jewish conferences around the world. Ben-David’s presentation was entitled “One nation, many...

Newsweek magazine has an in-depth feature this week on Shavei Israel's activities in Lodz, Poland. Writer Stav Ziv spoke with Miriam Szychowska, who will be the ganenet (teacher) for Gan Miriam, the city's first Jewish kindergarten in decades. The article also discusses the overall Jewish...

Shavei Israel Chairman Michael Freund was interviewed on Israel Radio's English language news program about the aliyah from India last week of 250 Bnei Menashe. The interview reviews the history of the Bnei Menashe, their Zionist commitment to Israel and Shavei Israel's success in bringing...

Journalists looking for background on a new law passed last week in Spain granting the right of citizenship to Bnei Anousim have turned to Shavei Israel. Three articles appearing in The Jerusalem Post and JTA quote Shavei Israel Chairman Michael Freund on the new Spanish...