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Conversion conundrum: The fight over symbolism, the neglect of the problem

Ever since some one million immigrants came to Israel from former Soviet countries, a battle has been waged over conversion.

Yuli Edelstein Russia

71% of Russian speakers feel inadequately represented in gov't - poll

"Many stigmas still accompany us and Russian speakers are not adequately represented in most sectors of the Israeli economy."

Energy Minsiter Yuval Steinitz, Transportation Minister Israel Katz and Prime Minister Benjamin Neta

Israel should emulate Biden's cabinet diversity

More than half of the 25 cabinet-level nominations have gone to people of color, and 12 of the 25 are women.

Bennett recruits Russian immigrant female leader

Stella Weinstein was the former chief of staff for Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman, and became the face of the protest movement against closing gyms.


Navalny protests hit Israeli streets as Tel Aviv calls for his release

Protesters gathered near the Russian embassy in Tel Aviv, carrying signs in Hebrew, English, and Russian reading "Free Navalny."

Most Israelis now recognize Novy God, but still feel it's not Israeli

While most Israelis now recognize the Russian Novy God holiday, over 70% still do not see it as part of Israeli culture.

On Novy God, Russians in Israel won’t let COVID-19 dim the lights

For many, the holiday is about much more than a big, boozy party.

Ilana Rovina

Arts pioneer Ilana Rovina dies

Ilana Rovina was extremely popular in the 1960s and 1970s, especially during the Yom Kippur War when she traveled constantly to the front lines to sing to the troops.

Ilia Salita

If you seek his monument, look around – in memory of Ilia Salita

Mourning the loss of Ilia Salita, who helped strengthen the Jewish identity of Russian-speaking Jews.

RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR Anatoly Viktorov with Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi

Grapevine: Annexation – a controversial subject

Russia has joined other nations in declaring annexation 'dangerous'.

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