Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and President Moshe Katsav decried Saturday's twin bombings in Istanbul at last night's opening ceremony of the General Assembly at the Jerusalem Convention Center. The two also encouraged the North American Jewish community to immigrate here.

"During the last few years, our enemies have risen against us again; here in Israel by murderous terror attacks, and all over the world," said Sharon, calling the Turkish attacks "a hard reminder."

Sharon received the most enthusiastic applause when he touted the Jews' survival instinct. "Our enemies have yet to understand that the Jewish people cannot be broken," he said to a standing ovation. "Can't be broken and will never be broken." (Shoshana Kordova)