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David Hartman Was Man of Passion for Jewish Modernity and Israel

By Eugene Korn (JTA)

Like his biblical namesake, David Hartman was a man of enormous and irresistible passions — for Israel, for the Jewish people for human dignity and for modernity.Read More

Egypt Floods Gaza Tunnels in Bid To End Smuggling

By Reuters

Egyptian forces have flooded smuggling tunnels under the border with the Palestinian-ruled Gaza Strip in a campaign to shut them down, Egyptian and Palestinian officials said.Read More

Israel Stuggles to Keep Lid on Prisoner X Scandal

By Reuters

The mysterious death of an Australian prisoner in Israel has put the spotlight on a military-run censorship system that is finding it harder to black out secret information often only a mouse click away on the Internet.Read More

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


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

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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

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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

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