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Israel Drops to 92nd on Press Freedom Index

By Nate Lavey

In an annual ranking of press freedom, the advocacy group Reporters Without Borders has dropped Israel from 86th to 92nd place.Read More


Cleveland Population Stable at 80,000 Jews

By JTA

A population study of the greater Cleveland area found that the Jewish population has remained relatively stable over the last 15 years.Read More


Hackers Bring Down Haaretz Website

By Haaretz

Pro-Palestinian hackers brought down Haaretz’s Hebrew website on Wednesday, after several Israeli websites were targeted earlier in the day.Read More


'Not Guilty' Plea for Suspect in N.J. Shul Attacks

By JTA

A 19-year-old man arrested in attacks on two northern New Jersey synagogues hates Jews, the county prosecutor said.Read More


Israeli TV Show Mocks Birthright Experience

By Haaretz

In a rare jab at visiting Diaspora Jews, Israel’s leading satirical television show, “Eretz Nehederet” (A Wonderful Country), took on Taglit-Birthright Israel during its season premiere this week.Read More


Israeli, Palestinian Officials Clash in Jordan Meeting

By Haaretz

A bitter confrontation broke out between the head of the Israeli negotiating team Yitzhak Molcho and chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat during their meeting In Jordan on Saturday, after Erekat refused to let a senior Israeli officer present the Israeli position on security arrangements.Read More


Obama: On Iran, No Options Off the Table

By JTA

All options are on the table for Iran, but a diplomatic solution to the impasse over its nuclear weapons program is still a possibility, President Obama said in his State of the Union speech.Read More


Israelis: Consider Diaspora Views on Identity

By JTA

A substantial majority of Israelis want the country’s lawmakers to consider Diaspora Jewry when devising new legislation on Jewish identity issues, according to a poll.Read More


Israel Blasts U.N. for Inaction on Iran

By Haaretz

“The Arab world is in flames and the Security Council is dealing with construction permits in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank),” Israel’s United Nations envoy Ron Prossor said in a speech at the UN Security Council on Tuesday.Read More


N.J. Man Arrested in Synagogue Attacks

By JTA

A 19-year-old man was arrested in attacks on two northern New Jersey synagogues.Read More


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