Forward's Larry Cohler-Esses Wins Prize for Hamas Interview

Larry Cohler-Esses, assistant managing editor of the Forward, has won the second annual David Twersky Journalism Award for his exclusive interview with Hamas official Mousa Abu Marzook.

Eying 'Historic' Oscars Win, Palestinian Gets Cold Shoulder From Israeli Officials

When Israeli films were nominated for Oscars in the past, Israel’s consulate organized receptions and viewing parties. This year, there is no contact with one.


Aid to Sandy-Hit Synagogues Splits Jewish Lawmakers, Community Down the Middle

Rep. Jerrold Nadler pushed hard for Sandy relief. But he opposed extending aid to synagogues, embodying mixed feelings among Jews about undermining church-state separation.

Gays Debate 'Pinkwashing' as N.Y. Center Reverses Ban on Israel-Related Events

A prominent backer of the claim that Israel uses its record on gay rights to ‘pinkwash’ mistreatment of Palestinians has won the right to speak at a major New York LGBT center.


Jewish Candidates Skip New York Mayor's Race, But Crowd Vies in Los Angeles

For the first time in recent memory, there are no Jews among the mayoral contenders in New York. But in Los Angeles, three top candidates all have Jewish family ties.

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