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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

By JTA

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

By JTA

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


Chuck Hagel Would Be War Skeptic in Pentagon

By Reuters

A decorated Vietnam veteran acutely aware of the limits of military power, Chuck Hagel is likely to favor a sizable drawdown in Afghanistan, more frugal spending at the Pentagon and extreme caution when contemplating the use of force in places like Iran or Syria.Read More


Chuck Hagel: 'Total Support for Israel'

By Forward Staff

Pentagon nominee Chuck Hagel says he looks forward to facing his critics, especially from the pro-Israel community, who he said have “completely distorted” his record.Read More


Can Natan Sharansky Settle Western Wall Feud?

By JTA

He stood up to the KGB and survived the gulag. Now, Natan Sharansky is asked to find a solution to the growing battle over women’s prayer restrictions at Judaism’s holiest site.Read More


Vatican Rejects Catholic Sect's Criticism of Jews

By Reuters

The Vatican on Monday dismissed anti-Semitic comments by the head of a rebel Catholic traditionalist group, saying the Roman church did not see Jews as enemies.Read More


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