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Larry Cohler-Esses Wins Twersky Award for Hamas Scoop

By JTA

Larry Cohler-Esses of the Forward won the 2013 David Twersky Journalism Award.Read More


Australian Jews Hope Israeli Probe Ends 'Rumors' of Mossad Spy Prisoner X

By JTA

Australian Jewry’s highest body broke its silence on the mysterious death of Ben Zygier, a dual Australian-Israel national who apparently committed suicide in a maximum-security Israeli prison in 2010.Read More


Anger Grows Over Israeli Soldier's Photo of Palestinian in Crosshairs on Instagram

By Reuters

An Israeli soldier has provoked an outcry by publishing a photograph that appeared to show the back of a Palestinian boy’s head seen through the crosshairs of a rifle.Read More


Alan Gross, Jailed Jewish Contractor, Gets New Hope as Lawmakers Arrive in Cuba

By Reuters

A seven-member delegation of U.S. lawmakers arrived in Cuba on Monday in the latest effort to move forward political relations that have been at a standstill since U.S. government contractor Alan Gross was imprisoned there in 2009.Read More


Argentina's Jewish Foreign Minister Defends Iran Terror Probe Deal

By JTA

Argentina’s foreign minister, Hector Timerman, defended himself against accusations that he betrayed his Judaism by signing an agreement with Iran.Read More


U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice Tells Jewish Teens To Be 'Impatient' for Change

By JTA

U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice charged teens at BBYO’s International Convention to “get impatient with the way things are so you can dream of the ways things can be.”Read More


Israeli Soldier Posts Photo on Instagram of Palestinian Boy in Gun's Crosshairs

By Oded Yaron (Haaretz)

An Israel Defense Forces soldier has posted an Instagram photo of what appears to be a Palestinian boy in the crosshairs of a sniper’s rifle, prompting angry criticism after it was picked up by The Electronic Intifada and other news sites around the world over the weekend.Read More


Netanyahu Thanks Pope Benedict for Improving Ties With Jews and Israel

By Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked outgoing Pope Benedict on Monday for his efforts to shore up often troubled relations between the Roman Catholic Church and Jews, including with his 2009 visit to the Holy Land.Read More


Frances Eizenstat, Jewish Activist and Non-Profit Leader, Dies at 68

By Forward Staff

Frances Carol Eizenstat, a social-justice activist and Jewish non-profit leader, has died at 68.Read More


Ultra-Orthodox Teen Harasses Woman Who Refused To Sit at Back of Bus

By JTA

Police reportedly have arrested a haredi Orthodox teen who harassed a woman for not sitting in the back of a bus.Read More


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