January 16, 2013
January 16, 2013
Headline: Schumer Backs Hagel Nomination
To Read: As Barack Obama prepares for his second inauguration, Wil Haygood of the Washington Post looks at the similarities between the first black president and Martin Luther King.
Quote: "I don't think she wants to run. But I think after taking a break, after doing something else, I think that could change. You never say never." A former Clinton aide discusses the outgoing secretary of state's future plans
Number: 4 The number of European countries Leon Panetta will visit on his final international trip as Defense Secretary
To Read: Barak's Last Battle
Jonathan Tepperman of Foreign Affairs traces Ehud Barak's fall from grace, from his days as a legendary IDF chief to his short-lived stint as PM to today, as a roundly disliked politician who fled his own party.
Quote: “There are lots of people out there who still don’t know what to make of us” Racheli Ganot, the ultra-Orthodox owner of a semiconductor development company in Bnei Brak, talks about the growing presence of Haredi women in Israeli high-tech
The Middle East
To Read: Morsi’s Iran Card
Tehran's efforts to rebuild ties with Cairo suit the Egyptian president, writes Mustafa al-Labbad for As-Safir (translated by Al-Monitor).
Quote: "No solution to the crisis except by the halt of violence through dialogue, national understanding, democracy and elections" Iranian President Ahmadinejad voices his thoughts on the Syria conflict at a meeting with Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi
The Jewish World
To Read: Aryan Nation
Rukhl Schaechter of the Forward talks to Tuvia Tenenbom, whose travels in Germany revealed a nation in which anti-Semitism is still rife.
Quote: “I imagine what Hitler’s life must be like. I wonder what he eats for breakfast in the morning. I see his shadow at the window. He hates us. He hates me, without even knowing that I exist.” Edgar Feuchtwanger recalls his childhood as a German Jewish child who watched his neighbor Adolf Hitler's rise to power
Number: $10 million Hadassah's low-key donation to its cash-strapped namesake hospital in Jerusalem
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