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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


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


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


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

Jailed Torture Gang Leader Makes Anti-Semitic Video


The leader of a gang which in 2006 tortured and killed Ilan Halimi, a French Jew, was sentenced to seven more years in prison for making anti-Semitic videos while in jail.Read More

Israel's Netanyahu Sees Cautionary Tale About Iran in North Korea Nuclear Test

By Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pointed on Monday to North Korea’s latest nuclear test as proof the world must keep up pressure on Iran to prevent it acquiring atomic weapons.Read More

Israel's Prisoner X Suspected of Passing Mossad Spy Secrets to Australia

By Reuters

A suspected Mossad agent who died in an Israeli jail in 2010 was arrested by his spymasters who believed he may have told Australian intelligence about his work with the Israeli spy agency, Australian media reported on Monday.Read More

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