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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

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


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

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