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  • Congressman pledges to end delay to U.S. gift for Auschwitz-Birkenau preservation

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    December 26, 2013 | 8:09 pm

    Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi death camp where 1.1 million Jews and other victims were murdered, was not built to last forever. But that’s exactly what the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation is charged with doing, and it is collecting $160 million from a group of 28 countries to make...

  • Congressman pledges to end delay to U.S. gift for Auschwitz-Birkenau preservation

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    December 23, 2013 | 10:35 am

    Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi death camp where 1.1 million Jews and other victims were murdered, was not built to last forever. But that’s exactly what the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation is charged with doing, and it is collecting $160 million from a group of 28 countries to make...

  • Media tycoon Saban Says dreams of Hillary Clinton as U.S. president

    November 29, 2013 | 1:12 pm

    Israeli-American media tycoon Haim Saban, a major donor to the U.S. Democratic party, said on Friday he would back former secretary of state Hillary Clinton with his "full might" should she run for president in 2016.

    Clinton, 66, whose four-year tenure as U.S. secretary of state...

  • Hillary, helmets, ‘Crossfire’ and cash

    By Marty Kaplan

    August 26, 2013 | 11:06 am

    Money, they say, is the mother’s milk of politics.  Also of news, sports and the rest of the entertainment industry.  Three recent stories drive that home. 

    When Reince Priebus pressured Comcast’s NBC to drop a miniseries starring Diane Lane as Hillary Clinton, the hostage that...

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  • Weiner train keeps chugging

    July 31, 2013 | 10:39 am

    Some guys just can’t get a break. You’d think that maybe, just maybe, after the sexting and the press conferences, and more sexting and the refusal to bow out, Anthony Weiner could just do what he says he wants to to do, focus on the issues, on the things that reaaaaaly matter to...

  • Hillary Clinton, private citizen, reflects on Israel, Benghazi and Middle East unrest

    By Susan Freudenheim

    June 25, 2013 | 11:11 am

    “Live your values, embrace your traditions, but open yourselves up and never stop trying to heal the wounds of the world,” former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton implored an audience of 4,000 at Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City on June 24. Without revealing any...

  • Putin basks in isolation over Syria as Obama’s charm falls flat

    June 19, 2013 | 10:24 am

    At the end of a tense two-hour meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama - slumped over and serious - tried to lighten the mood with a joke about their favorite sports.

    "And finally, we compared notes on President Putin's expertise in judo and my declining...

  • The Israel Factor Panel Wants a Clinton, a Cuomo, a Biden - a Democrat

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 4, 2013 | 12:04 pm

    Our Israel Factor panel hasn't really changed its tune in recent months. It still believes Hillary Clinton is the best 2016 Presidential candidate as far as Israel is concerned. It still sees Andrew Cuomo as the number two Democratic candidate: Cuomo did just a little better than...

  • April 5, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 5, 2013 | 3:28 am

    The US

    Headline: World powers expect ‘concrete’ response from Iran: U.S.

    To Read: A new Atlantic council panel report stresses the importance of the White House engaging the Iranian people:

    Simultaneous with steps to resolve the nuclear dispute, the United States should...

  • ‘I don’t know the answer on Iran’: A conversation with Sen. Rand Paul

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 11, 2013 | 9:56 am

    Last Tuesday, a mere 24 hours before his becoming a national megastar and a "major 2016 player" (or, according to other accounts, simply 'hero of the week'), I spent some time with Senator Rand Paul in his Capitol Hill office. I wasn't there to talk to him about drone attacks and...

  • Turkey-Israel: The Status Quo is the Better Alternative

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 11, 2013 | 10:54 am

    Not long ago, a Brookings scholar predicted that:

    As Turkey’s involvement in the Syrian crisis deepens, and as it prepares to deploy Patriot missiles on the Turkish-Syrian border, Turkey most certainly will aspire to improve intelligence cooperation with Israel. With regards to...

  • New Secretary Of State John Kerry speaks to Netanyahu, Abbas about peace

    February 3, 2013 | 11:12 pm

    Secretary of State John Kerry stressed his commitment to promoting Israeli-Palestinian peace on Sunday in telephone calls to the leaders of both sides, the State Department said.

    In separate conversations, Kerry, who took over as the top U.S. diplomat from Hillary Clinton on...

  • Clinton warns Russia, Iran of Syria conflict spreading

    February 1, 2013 | 10:45 am

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Iran and Russia on Thursday to rethink their support for Syria, saying the most dire scenarios of the conflict spilling beyond its borders could come to pass.

    Clinton told reporters there are signs Iran is sending more people and...

  • Senate votes to confirm Kerry as secretary of state

    January 29, 2013 | 1:58 pm

    Senator John Kerry received enough Senate votes on Tuesday to be confirmed as President Barack Obama's new secretary of state, succeeding Hillary Clinton.

    The five-term senator and 2004 unsuccessful presidential candidate had broad support from fellow Democrats and Republicans in the Senate. As voting continued, he had received well over 60 votes in favor of his confirmation, and just two against it.

    Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Will Dunham

  • Can Bibi’s wife Sara spoil Israel’s coalition?

    January 25, 2013 | 1:55 pm

    Forging a coalition is, without a doubt, the most difficult part of the election process in Israel.

    After a long, hard fought and often ugly election battle, it falls to the future prime minister to make deals with those who were, until recently, his nemesis all in order to...

  • And the Israel Factor’s 2016 favorite is… not Hillary Clinton

    By Shmuel Rosner

    January 3, 2013 | 12:33 pm

    The new Israel Factor panel had two surprises for us in our first ranking of the 2016 prospective presidential candidates. Yes, we’re already beginning the ranking of potential candidates on our regular good/bad-for-Israel scale. We started doing it more than two years before the...

  • Hillary Clinton discharged from N.Y. hospital, State Department says

    January 2, 2013 | 4:03 pm

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was discharged from hospital on Wednesday after being treated for a blood clot in a vein behind her right ear, and her doctors expect her to make a full recovery, a State Department spokesman said.

    "Her medical team advised her that she is...

  • Hillary Clinton leaves New York hospital, then returns

    January 2, 2013 | 3:59 pm

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton briefly left New York-Presbyterian hospital on Wednesday, only to return about 15 minutes later, the New York Daily News reported.

    The State Department declined to comment on where Clinton may have gone or the status of her hospital stay. She...

  • Clinton suffers clot behind right ear, full recovery expected

    December 31, 2012 | 3:49 pm

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suffered a blood clot in a vein between her brain and skull behind her right ear but is expected to make a full recovery, her doctors said on Monday in a statement released by the State Department.

    Clinton did not suffer a stroke or neurological...

  • U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hospitalized with blood clot

    December 30, 2012 | 5:54 pm

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was sent to the hospital on Sunday with a blood clot stemming from a concussion she suffered earlier this month and was being assessed by doctors, a State Department spokesman said.

    "In the course of a follow-up exam today, Secretary...

  • Is Syria bluffing on chemical weapons?

    December 6, 2012 | 10:20 am

    As rebel forces move closer to Damascus, there are reports of activity in Syrian chemical weapons sites, raising fears in the region that Syria could use those chemical weapons. NBC News reported that the Syrian army has loaded bombs with precursors of Sarin nerve gas which could...

  • Clashes erupt in Egypt despite proposal to end crisis

    December 5, 2012 | 11:15 am

    Islamists fought protesters outside the Egyptian president's palace on Wednesday, while inside the building his deputy proposed a way to end a crisis over a draft constitution that has split the most populous Arab nation.

    Stones and petrol bombs flew between opposition protesters...

  • Clinton: U.S. will take action should Syria use chemical weapons

    December 3, 2012 | 9:30 am

    The United States is planning action should the Syrian regime use its chemical weapons, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said.

    "I'm not going to telegraph in any specifics what we would do in the event of credible evidence that the Assad regime has resorted to using...

  • After U.N. vote, question is whether Palestinians will use it as a stick or an olive leaf

    November 30, 2012 | 10:03 am

    How the United States treats the Palestinians’ new status as a non-member state at the United Nations depends on how Palestinians plan to use it -- as cudgel or outstretched hand.

    Beneath the outcries of disappointment at the lopsided U.N. vote, both the United States and Israel...

  • Clinton laments ‘counter-productive’ U.N. vote on Palestine

    November 29, 2012 | 2:42 pm

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton criticized the U.N. General Assembly's vote to implicitly recognize a Palestinian state, calling it an "unfortunate and counter-productive" move that places more obstacles in the path to peace.

    "We have been clear that only through direct...

  • Dutch TV airs fake Netanyahu speech about targeting Gaza civilians

    November 26, 2012 | 9:14 am

    A Dutch news show has stirred controversy by airing a fake satirical video of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bragging to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about civilian deaths in Gaza.

    “We are trying to maximize the number of civilian casualties. We prefer...

  • Clinton says ceasefire comes at ‘critical’ moment

    November 21, 2012 | 10:15 am

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday the ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians in Gaza had come at a crucial time for countries of the Middle East.

    "This is a critical moment for the region. Egypt's new government is assuming the responsibility and...

  • Israelis killed, Gaza shakes as Clinton seeks truce

    November 20, 2012 | 4:17 pm

    Israeli air strikes shook the Gaza Strip and Gazan rockets struck across the border as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held talks in Jerusalem in the early hours of Wednesday, seeking a truce that can hold back Israel's ground troops.

    Hamas, the Islamist movement...

  • Clinton meets Netanyahu to seek Gaza truce

    November 20, 2012 | 1:52 pm

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday and pledged to work for a truce in the Gaza Strip "in the days ahead."

    As the two began late-night talks in Jerusalem, Palestinian rocket fire and Israeli air strikes continued....

  • Meeting Clinton, Netanyahu demands ‘long-term’ Gaza deal

    November 20, 2012 | 1:26 pm

    Israel is prepared to escalate its Gaza Strip offensive but would prefer a long-term diplomatic solution to the threat of rockets from the Palestinian enclave, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday.

    "If there is a possibility of achieving a long-term solution to this...

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