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GOP Senator Vows To Filibuster Chuck Hagel

By Reuters

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham on Sunday threatened to block votes on President Barack Obama’s nominees for CIA director and defense secretary until the administration gives more information about the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.Read More


Eric Cantor, Top GOP Jew, Changes Tune on Immigration

By Reuters

A top U.S. Republican lawmaker said on Sunday he would support granting citizenship to children who are in the country illegally in a sign that conservatives who oppose immigration amnesty will be playing defense as Congress takes on immigration reform in the coming months.Read More


Yasser Arafat's Widow Says She Tried To Leave Palestinian Leader '100 Times'

By JTA

Suha Arafat, the widow of Yasser Arafat, said she tried to leave him “hundreds of times, but he wouldn’t let me.”Read More


Sheldon Adelson and Wife Give $50M to Las Vegas Jewish Day School

By JTA

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam made a $50 million donation to the Adelson Education Campus in Las Vegas.Read More


David Hartman, Rabbi and Philosopher, Dies at 81

By JTA

Rabbi David Hartman, a Jewish philosopher who founded the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, has died.Read More


Benjamin Netanyahu Will Talk Iran (Plus Syria and Palestinians) on Obama Trip

By Reuters

Iran’s nuclear ambitions, the civil war in Syria and stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts will top the agenda of U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday.Read More


Chandra Levy Murder Mystery Deepens as Judge Refuses To Open Hearing

By Forward Staff

The mystery of the Chandra Levy murder has deepened as a judge refused to open hearings into an issue with a witness that could potentially overturn the conviction in the sensational case.Read More


Jack Lew Faces $1M Caymans Snag on Path to Treasury Confirmation

By Reuters

Jack Lew, President Barack Obama’s pick to be U.S. treasury secretary, is expected to come under fire for the administration’s budget policies and a nearly $1 million bonus he received from bailed-out bank Citigroup when he testifies on Wednesday before a Senate panel vetting him for the job.Read More


Israel's '67 Veterans Join Western Wall Protests

By Judy Maltz (Haaretz)

Israel army paratroopers who liberated the Western Wall during the 1967 Six Day War will be joining Women of the Wall at the organization’s monthly prayer service on Monday morning, it announced Saturday.Read More


History of Jews in Quebec Explored in New Class

By Anne Cohen

Montreal’s Université de Montréal has launched a new course this semester that asks the question: “Who are the Jews of Quebec?”Read More


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