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Chuck Hagel Wins Backing After Rocky Senate Confirmation Hearing

By Reuters

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, the top Senate Democrat and the top U.S. military officer rallied behind Chuck Hagel on Sunday after President Barack Obama’s choice for Pentagon chief endured a rocky confirmation hearing, with Panetta faulting critics for wielding their “political knives.”Read More

Former President Bill Clinton Leads Dignitaries at Ed Koch Funeral

By Forward Staff

Bill Clinton will be there to tell Ed Koch one last time that he did just fine.Read More

Argentine Jews Tap Expert as Bombing Panel Advisor


A former International Criminal Court prosecutor is the new advisor for the Argentinean Jewish community on the truth commission formed with Iran.Read More

Kosher at the Super Bowl? You're Covered!


Jewish Super Bowl attendees will be able to find kosher food in the Superdome.Read More

Iran Threat Is Paramount For New Israeli Government, Says Netanyahu

By Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday took on the job of forming a new government and said its most important task would be to ensure that Iran does not gain nuclear arms.Read More

Bibi Formally Asked To Form Israel Government

By Reuters

Israeli President Shimon Peres on Saturday formally asked incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form a new governing coalition following the Jan. 22 general election.Read More

Biden Raises Possibility of Direct U.S.-Iran Talks

By Reuters

The United States is ready to hold direct talks with Iran if it is serious about negotiations, Vice President Joe Biden said on Saturday, backing bilateral contacts that many see as crucial to easing an international dispute over Tehran’s nuclear programme.Read More

Barack Obama Mourns Death of Ed Koch


President Obama mourned the passing of New York Mayor Ed Koch, noting among Koch’s passions his love for Israel.Read More

Reform Movement Organizes Multi-Denominational Call to Congress Against Guns


The Reform movement corralled a broad array of religious denominations to call into Congress on Monday and demand action on gun violence.Read More

Despite Weak Senate Performance, Hagel May Yet Win Pentagon Post

By Reuters

Chuck Hagel’s cautious testimony may not have won converts during his contentious nomination hearing for U.S. defense secretary, but it appeared on Friday not to have cost support he will need to be confirmed as the new Pentagon chief.Read More

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