Natan Sharansky

Israeli politician, Human Rights Activist, and Author

Natan Sharansky is a Soviet-born Israeli politician, human rights activist, and author.

A leading dissident and spokesman for the Soviet Jewry movement in the former USSR, Sharansky spent over a year in jail and nine years in the Siberian Gulag before being released and sent to Israel in 1986. There he became a politician, holding various positions in several governments, including deputy prime minister. He is the author of Fear No Evil and The Case for Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror.

Since June 2009, he has served as chairman of the executive of the Jewish Agency.

Featured Work

The Case for Democracy by Natan Sharansky

NOV 9, 2004 Podcast

The Case for Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror

Sharansky argues that spreading democracy everywhere is not only possible, but essential to the survival of our civilization.

The Case for Democracy by Natan Sharansky

NOV 9, 2004 Podcast

The Case for Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror

Sharansky argues that spreading democracy everywhere is not only possible, but essential to the survival of our civilization.

The Case for Democracy by Natan Sharansky

NOV 9, 2004 Podcast

The Case for Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror

Sharansky argues that spreading democracy everywhere is not only possible, but essential to the survival of our civilization.

The Case for Democracy by Natan Sharansky

NOV 9, 2004 Transcript

The Case for Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror

Sharansky argues that spreading democracy everywhere is not only possible, but essential to the survival of our civilization.