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Australia Knew More About Israel's Prisoner X Ben Zygier

By Barak Ravid (Haaretz)

Australian intelligence services were updated by the Israeli government on the arrest of Ben Zygier in 2010, Australian media reported on Wednesday.Read More


Barack Obama Vows To Stand by Israel, Block Iran Bomb in State of Union

By JTA

President Obama pledged to keep Iran from obtaining a nuclear bomb and to “stand steadfast” with Israel in his State of the Union speech.Read More


Treasury Pick Jack Lew Faces Senate Grilling on Caymans, Bonus

By Reuters

Jack Lew, President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the U.S. Treasury Department, faces a grilling about a big bonus he received from Citigroup and his plans for the government’s finances when he testifies before a Senate panel on Wednesday.Read More


Obama Cites Gabby Giffords as Face of Gun Violence in State of Union

By Reuters

President Barack Obama told the heartbreaking stories of lives shattered by gun violence in a speech viewed by tens of millions of Americans on Tuesday, part of his pledge to bring the full power of his office to a push for tougher gun laws.Read More


Full Text: President Barack Obama's State of the Union Speech

By Reuters

Here is the complete text of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech, as prepared for delivery on Tuesday:Read More


Chuck Hagel Wins Committee Approval on Party-Line Vote

By Reuters

A U.S. Senate panel approved Chuck Hagel as President Barack Obama’s new secretary of defense on Tuesday, setting the stage for a vote on his confirmation by the full Senate as soon as later this week.Read More


Herod Exhibit at Israel Museum Sparks Dispute With Palestinians

By Reuters

The first major museum exhibition on the divisive biblical figure of Herod the Great has provoked a modern-day row between Israel and the Palestinians over who has the right to dig up his artefacts.Read More


U.S. Ambassador Urges Egypt's Mohammed Morsi To Address Economic Woes

By Reuters

The United States has urged Egypt to move fast to agree a loan deal with the IMF, reform its energy sector and guarantee investors against “arbitrary acts” to avert a deeper slide in its economy.Read More


Barack Obama Will Give Live Speech to Israeli Crowd

By JTA

President Obama is scheduled to deliver an address directly to the Israeli people during his two-day visit to Israel.Read More


Iran Denies Officials Will Faces Questions in Argentina Jewish Center Bomb Probe

By Reuters

Iran denied on Tuesday it had agreed to allow international investigators to question Tehran officials over the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires as part of a plan to form a truth commission.Read More


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