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Chuck Hagel Faces Fight on Two Fronts

By Reuters

President Barack Obama on Monday nominated Chuck Hagel, a former Republican senator, as his next defense secretary and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to head the CIA, urging the U.S. Senate to confirm them quickly.Read More


Chuck Hagel Gets Backing From Jewish Democrats

By JTA

The National Jewish Democratic Council said it was confident Chuck Hagel would follow what it called President Obama’s “unprecedented” pro-Israel record.Read More


Austrian Jews Warn of Rising Anti-Semitism

By JTA

The number of anti-Semitic incidents documented in 2012 by Austria’s Jewish community has doubled from the previous year, the leader of Vienna’s Jewish community said.Read More


Rand Paul Calls for End to Aid for Israel

By JTA

Sen. Rand Paul called for a reduction of foreign assistance during a visit to Israel.Read More


Obama Confident of Win in Chuck Hagel Fight

By Reuters

President Barack Obama on Monday will announce the nominations of Republican Chuck Hagel as his next defense secretary and White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan as the new CIA director, a senior administration official said.Read More


Jews Branded 'Enemies of Church' by Catholic Sect

By JTA

Jews are “enemies of the Church,” the head of a radical Catholic sect said in Canada.Read More


Israel's Center-Left Fails To Unite Against Bibi

By Reuters

Three Israeli centrist and left-leaning parties have failed in an initial attempt to form a united bloc that might have cut into Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s opinion poll lead before the Jan. 22 election.Read More


Record 1.43M Visitors at Auschwitz

By JTA

The Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp memorial and museum attracted a record number of visitors in 2012.Read More


White House Weighs Broader Attack on Guns

By Reuters

The White House is weighing a far broader approach to curbing U.S. gun violence than just reinstating a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.Read More


Chuck Hagel Forged Bond With Obama on Iraq

By Reuters

From his lonely position as an early Republican critic of the Iraq war, former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel sometimes lectured his more timid Senate colleagues. “If you wanted a safe job, go sell shoes,” he told them.Read More


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