Monday, August 3, 2015 Av 18, 5775
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Ron Kampeas, JTA
Even as critics intensify their efforts to depict him as unfit to protect the U.S.-Israel relationship, Chuck Hagel has convinced several of the most prominent Jewish Democratic lawmakers to endorse his nomination to lead the Pentagon.
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By:
Ron Kampeas | JTA
Jacob Lew, President Barack Obama’s chief of staff who is now his nominee for secretary of the Treasury, has helped Orthodox observance reach the highest pre­cincts of governance.
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JTA
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky) called for a reduction of foreign assistance during a visit to Israel.
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JTA
The United Nations Human Rights Council’s imprisonment watchdog called on Cuba to release Alan Gross, an American Jew who is serving a 15-year sentence.
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By:
Ron Kampeas | JTA
Jewish opponents appear to be toning down the criticism that greeted the news last month that Chuck Hagel, a Republican who served as a U.S. senator from Nebraska from 1997 to 2009, likely would be Obama’s defense choice.
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