Michael Douglas, who grew up in a secular family, has embarked on a campus speaking tour with Natan Sharansky, the famed former Soviet dissident. Can these two very different figures team up to make skeptical college students support Israel?
After the widely-acclaimed “Natasha” and “The Free World,” David Bezmozgis returns with “The Betrayers,” inspired in part by the tale of Natan Sharansky. Yevgeniya Traps weighs in.
On their 40th wedding anniversary, Avital and Natan Sharansky went sightseeing in Paris. Instead of romantic hideaways, she showed him places where she organized protests on his behalf.
For many Sephardic Jews, Spain’s new law offering citizenship is exciting. For Israel, it’s embarrassing by comparison to the Jewish state’s ‘right of return.’
Natan Sharansky joined Forward opinion editor Gal Beckerman the relatives of political prisoners in asking the U.S. Congress to speak of their loved ones during meetings with foreign officials.
Diaspora Jews in the advocacy world have returned to Jerusalem like the swallows to Capistrano. They come to debate big issues — but J.J. Goldberg suggests it all feels a bit staged.
Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky turned over the keys to the Jewish school of Gondar, Ethiopia, to the town’s mayor.
Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky and World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder called on the Claims Conference to be reviewed by outside agencies in an investigation following the disclosure of a $57 million fraud scheme.
Benjamin Netanyahu insists he is ‘absolutely’ pushing forward with the plan for a redesigned Kotel to accomodate egalitarian prayer — despite opposition.
I first met Natan Sharansky in June 1988 at The American Booksellers Association (ABA) Convention in Anaheim, California. Released two years earlier from Soviet imprisonment, Sharansky was among a literary lineup that included Barry Goldwater, Ray Bradbury, Studs Terkel, and Shirley Temple Black. His autobiography, “Fear No Evil” was a sensation.