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Polls: Gingrich Surging Ahead in S. Carolina

Opinion polls suggested former House Speaker Newt Gingrich surged ahead of frontrunner Mitt Romney in South Carolina as the state prepares to vote Saturday in its Republican primary.Read More


General: U.S. and Israel 'Share' Understanding

By Haaretz

U.S. Chief of Staff General Martin Dempsey said on Friday night that that Israel and the U.S. have a shared understanding of security concerns in the Middle East region.Read More


Meshal Won't Seek Reelection to Hamas Post

Hamas chief Khaled Meshal will not seek reelection as the organization’s political leader in forthcoming elections, he told a meeting in Khartoum three weeks ago.Read More


Cantor May Endorse a Presidential Candidate

By Forward Staff

Eric Cantor says he may step into the Republican presidential race after all.Read More


GOP Calls for One Israel 'For All People'

By JTA

The Republican National Committee adopted a resolution calling for “a united Israel governed under one law for all people.”Read More


Obama Touts Support From Israelis in New Video

By JTA

President Obama’s reelection campaign unveiled a video featuring testimonials from Israeli leaders a day after he raised $500,000 from Jewish donors.Read More


Newsletter Blurs Face of Itamar Murder Victim

By Haaretz

A religious-Zionist Jewish studies center this week published a photograph of the members of the Fogel family who were murdered last March in the settlement of Itamar, but blurred the face of the mother for modesty reasons.Read More


Nuclear Watchdogs Returning to Iran

By JTA

Renewed contacts with Iran will be aimed at substantiating suspicions that it is developing a nuclear weapons, the top nuclear watchdog said.Read More


Jewish Values Dipped After Visits to Death Camp: Study

By Haaretz

The Israel Defense Forces has been “stunned” by the findings of a new study which says an officers’ visitation program to Nazi death camps, meant to reinforce Jewish and national values, has had the opposite effect on up to 20 percent of the soldiers.Read More


Top U.S. General Visits Israel Amid Iran Tension

By Haaretz

The Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, visited the IDF headquarters in Tel Aviv on Friday and met with Israeli officials, including Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz.Read More





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