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Skater Max Aaron Looks to Aly Raisman for Inspiration on Path to Jewish Gold


Max Aaron has won a national championship and is eyeing Olympic gold. The 20-year-old Arizonan draws inspiration from other Jewish athletes who have made it big.Read More

Yair Lapid's Teary Plea for Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard's Freedom


The Jewish Agency in a resolution called on President Obama to grant clemency to spy-for-Israel Jonathan Pollard.Read More

Chabad's Historic Schneerson Collection of Writings Will Stay in Russia, Putin Vows

By Reuters

A disputed collection of Jewish writings will remain in Russia because returning it to a New York-based group would set a precedent paving the way for more such claims dating back to Soviet times, President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday.Read More

Natan Sharansky Wins Second Term as Head of Israel's Jewish Agency

By Judy Maltz (Haaretz)

Natan Sharansky was elected today to a second four-year term as chairman of the Jewish Agency in a unanimous vote by the organization’s Board of Governors. Deputy Chairman Rany Trainin was also reelected to a second term.Read More

Israeli Ex-Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni Agrees To Join Netanyahyu Coalition

By Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his first step in forming a new government on Tuesday by reaching a coalition deal with former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, a political source said.Read More

East German Jews Get Last Chance for Property


Jews who owned property in what would become East Germany have a last chance to receive compensation for it.Read More

Israel's Prisoner X Hanged Himself in Cell Amid Mossad Spy Claims: Judge

By Reuters

Israel released details on Tuesday about the 2010 jailhouse suicide of an Australian immigrant reported to have been a disgraced Mossad spy, saying he hanged himself in his cell and no foul play was involved.Read More

Hundreds of Palestinians Stage 1-Day Prison Fast

By Reuters

Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails declared a one-day fast on Tuesday in solidarity with four inmates whose hunger strike has fuelled anti-Israel protests in the occupied West Bank.Read More

Larry Cohler-Esses Wins Twersky Award for Hamas Scoop


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


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

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