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Jack Lew Eyed for Treasury Secretary

By Forward Staff

Jack Lew is reportedly the strong favorite to be named the next treasury secretary and President Obama may unveil the pick before the end of the week.Read More

Israeli Candidates Vie for the (Gasp!) American Vote


Campaigns to lure English-speakers (read: American ex-pats) aren’t new in Israeli politics. But this year’s push on both the left and right feels larger and more sophisticated.Read More

Bibi Runs Against World in Israeli Election Drama

By Reuters

It’s Bibi against the world on a campaign trail that took the combative Israeli prime minister to a Jewish settlement on Tuesday.Read More

Shin Bet Leader Worries About Palestinian Uprising

By Reuters

Israel faces the prospect of a new Palestinian uprising because of despair over the gridlock in peacemaking, a former head of the Israeli internal intelligence agency who is standing in the Jan. 22 election said on Tuesday.Read More

Journalist Richard Ben Cramer Dies of Cancer

By Reuters

Pulitzer-Prize winning correspondent and author Richard Ben Cramer, best known for his chronicle of the 1988 U.S. presidential election, died on Monday in Baltimore.Read More

Amy Winehouse Drank Self to Death: Inquest


An inquest concluded that Grammy Award-winning Jewish soul singer Amy Winehouse died of consuming too much alcohol.Read More

Gabby Giffords Fights Guns on Shooting Anniversary

By Reuters

Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who was severely wounded two years ago in an Arizona shooting, is launching a group aimed at curbing gun violence and raising enough money to challenge the well-funded gun lobby.Read More

No More Mr. Nice Guy for Barack Obama

By Reuters

Just two weeks before his second inauguration, President Barack Obama is acting as if he believes he has a big mandate for his next term. The latest sign: his decision to defy a concerted campaign against his choice for defense secretary.Read More

Egyptian Quits After Calling for Return of Jews


Essam al-Erian, an advisor to Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, resigned days after calling for Jews to return to Egypt and leave Israel to the Palestinians.Read More

Israel Steers Clear of Chuck Hagel Dispute

By Reuters

A senior Israeli diplomat has given a positive view of Chuck Hagel’s nomination as U.S. defense secretary, though some commentators in the Jewish state expressed worries that the choice could open a new fissure in bedrock ties with Washington.Read More

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