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Rand Paul Calls for End to Aid for Israel

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Sen. Rand Paul called for a reduction of foreign assistance during a visit to Israel.Read More


Obama Confident of Win in Chuck Hagel Fight

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President Barack Obama on Monday will announce the nominations of Republican Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary and White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan as the new CIA director, a senior administration official said.Read More


Jews Branded 'Enemies of Church' by Catholic Sect

By JTA

Jews are “enemies of the Church,” the head of a radical Catholic sect said in Canada.Read More


Israel's Center-Left Fails To Unite Against Bibi

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Three Israeli centrist and left-leaning parties have failed in an initial attempt to form a united bloc that might have cut into Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s opinion poll lead before the Jan. 22 election.Read More


Record 1.43M Visitors at Auschwitz

By JTA

The Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp memorial and museum attracted a record number of visitors in 2012.Read More


White House Weighs Broader Attack on Guns

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The White House is weighing a far broader approach to curbing U.S. gun violence than just reinstating a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.Read More


Chuck Hagel Forged Bond With Obama on Iraq

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From his lonely position as an early Republican critic of the Iraq war, former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel sometimes lectured his more timid Senate colleagues. “If you wanted a safe job, go sell shoes,” he told them.Read More


Israel's Military Chiefs Full of 'Loathing': Report

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Israel’s government watchdog criticised outgoing Defence Minister Ehud Barak and former armed forces chief Gabi Ashkenazi on Sunday over a relationship full of “loathing and mistrust” that had hurt the military’s hallowed national image.Read More


Tweet About the Emir? 2 Years in Prison For You.

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A Kuwaiti court sentenced a man to two years in prison for insulting the country’s ruler on Twitter, a lawyer following the case said, as the Gulf Arab state cracks down on criticism of the authorities on social media.Read More


Looming Chuck Hagel Pick Sparks Fierce Rancor

By Reuters

President Barack Obama will nominate former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel to be his defense secretary, and an announcement could come on Monday, a congressional Democratic aide said on Sunday.Read More





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