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Idaho Lawmaker Invokes Holocaust in Describing Health Insurance Exchanges

By JTA

An Idaho state senator compared insurance companies cooperating with Gov. Butch Otter’s proposed health insurance exchange to “Jews boarding trains to concentration camps.”Read More


A Decade After Ilan Ramon, Israel Is Prepared To Train a New Astronaut

By JTA

Ten years after the death of Ilan Ramon on the space shuttle Columbia, Israel is ready to train a new astronaut.Read More


Sarah Silverman Helps Israeli Company Bring Solar Power to the Galapagos

By JTA

With the help of American comedian Sarah Silverman, an Israel-based developer of solar projects is using online crowd funding to bring solar energy to the Galapagos.Read More


As Hearings Continue, Hagel Must Own Up To 'Dumb' Comment

By Nathan Guttman

As nomination hearings continued, Hagel was forced to address his comment that the “Jewish lobby” and its influence in D.C. leads to “dumb” actions regarding the Middle East.Read More


Senators Assail Obama's Pentagon Nominee

By Reuters

Republican lawmakers harshly attacked Chuck Hagel on Thursday at a contentious hearing over his nomination to become the next U.S. defense secretary, questioning his judgment on war strategy and putting him broadly on the defensive.Read More


Under Kerry, US May Move Cautiously Towards Mideast Peace-Making

By Reuters

The United States has hinted it might try Middle East peace-making once again, but Secretary of State-designate John Kerry is likely to move cautiously, in contrast to U.S. President Barack Obama’s failed, high-profile first-term initiative.Read More


Students Protest Hillel’s BDS Ban

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

A Harvard Jewish student group has launched a national protest of Hillel rules barring partnerships with groups that back BDS against Israel.Read More


In Confirmation Hearing, Hagel Is Challenged by Both Friends and Foes

By Nathan Guttman

Chuck Hagel’s confirmation hearing today began with a series of attacks — from friends and foes alike, on both sides of the aisle. So what does he think about Israel and Iran?Read More


Hagel Assures on Iran, Israel in Senate Confirmation Hearing

By Reuters

Chuck Hagel said he backed the U.S. policy of preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon as he testified on Thursday before a skeptical Senate panel considering his nomination to be President Barack Obama’s next secretary of defense.Read More


Germany’s Merkel Condemns Morsi Over Jew Hatred During Meeting

By JTA

German Chancellor Angela Merkel used her meeting with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi to criticize his past statements on Jews.Read More


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