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Jack Lew Courts Senate GOP for Treasury Nod

By Reuters

Senate Republicans on Wednesday offered encouraging words about President Barack Obama’s Treasury nominee, Jack Lew, but withheld support, saying the former White House budget director’s qualifications and views must still be scrutinized.Read More


Pro-Israel Groups Jump on Chuck Hagel Bandwagon

By JTA

A number of prominent pro-Israel Jewish figures joined an ad endorsing Chuck Hagel for the U.S. defense secretary post.Read More


Get Ready for Next Round Between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu

By Reuters

Will Benjamin Netanyahu’s election stumble somehow improve his relationship with President Obama, which has been strained from the start? Maybe — or maybe not.Read More


Vienna Orchestra Sets Panel To Probe Nazi Past

By JTA

The Vienna Philharmonic has asked three historians to research the orchestra’s alleged Nazi past.Read More


Disastrous Showing in Israel Election Throws Right Wing Into Turmoil

By Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s lacklustre election campaign only got into top gear one hour before polling stations closed.Read More


Ehud Halevy, Jewish Victim of Caught-on-Tape Police Beating, Files Civil Right Suit

By JTA

A Brooklyn man who was beaten by New York police officers at a Chabad youth center in Brooklyn has filed a civil rights lawsuit.Read More


Palestinian College Student Shot Dead by Israeli Soldiers on West Bank

By Reuters

Israeli soldiers shot and killed a 21-year-old Palestinian woman near the West Bank city of Hebron on Wednesday and wounded another local youth, Palestinian medics said.Read More


Yair Lapid, Former TV Anchorman, Is Star of Israel Election Cliffhanger

By Reuters

Yair Lapid is more than a pretty face. The ex-anchorman and karate enthusiast stormed to second place in Israel’s election and now holds plenty of cards as coalition talks begin.Read More


Final Israel Election Results Shows Dead Even 60/60 Left-Right Split

By JTA

Israel’s final election results show that the right-wing and left-wing blocs are evenly split with 60 seats apiece, even closer than exit polls predicted.Read More


Benjamin Netanyahu Stays in Power After Israel Vote, Faces Sharp Challenges

By Reuters

Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu narrowly won an election in which disgruntled voters catapulted a new centrist challenger into second place and he now faces the daunting task of building a coalition.Read More


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