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Chuck Hagel Nod Could Spark Battle on Israel

By Haaretz/Chemi Shalev

There are increasing indications that U.S. President Barack Obama plans to push ahead with the appointment of former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense, setting the stage for a fierce political confirmation battle in which Israel will play a central role.Read More


Palestinian Authority Changes Name to State of Palestine

By JTA

The Palestinian Authority officially changed its name to the State of Palestine.Read More


Gabby Giffords Meets With Newtown Families

By Reuters

Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who survived a mass shooting in her Arizona district two years ago, met with Newtown officials on Friday afternoon before heading to visit with families of the victims of last month’s Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.Read More


Ancient Jewish Texts From Afghanistan on Display in Israel

By JTA

Israel’s National Library has unveiled a trove of ancient Hebrew manuscripts that were rescued from Afghanistan.Read More


Livni Calls on Yacimovich, Lapid To Form United Front Against Netanyahu

By Haaretz

Hatnuah chairwoman Tzipi Livni on Friday called on Israel’s centrist parties to come together and form a united front against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud-Beiteinu.Read More


Egyptian Jew Mocks Call for Return From Israel

By JTA

A Cairo-born Israeli has grabbed headlines in leading Arab media with a letter mocking a top Egyptian official’s call for the return of Egypt’s Jews from Israel.Read More


Brazilian Cartoonist Hits Back Over 'Anti-Semitism'

By JTA

A well-known Brazilian cartoonist hit back at the Simon Wiesenthal Center for including him on its top-ten slur list.Read More


Islamists Pursue Own Agenda in Iraq's Sunni Protests

By Reuters

Street protests in Iraq’s Sunni Muslim heartland pose a new challenge to Shi’ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki as shock waves from the Sunni-led insurgency in nearby Syria strain his country’s fragile political balance.Read More


House Approves $9.7 Billion for Sandy Victims

By Reuters

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved $9.7 billion in initial federal funds for victims of Superstorm Sandy, with New York and New Jersey lawmakers still seething over delays in voting on the rest of a $60 billion aid package.Read More


Abbas Predicts Palestinian Unity as Fatah Rallies

By Reuters

President Mahmoud Abbas predicted the end of a five-year split between the two big Palestinian factions as his Fatah movement staged its first mass rally in Gaza with the blessing of Hamas Islamists who rule the enclave.Read More


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