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Hagel to quit, under pressure from Obama

Hagel has served as Secretary of Defense since February 2013; resignation comes as President Obama's national security team has been battered by multiple foreign policy crises.

Iran talks extended until mid-2015

U.K.: Iran will receive access to $700 million a month from its oil revenues that were frozen under the sanctions; Netanyahu: No deal means world must continue economic sanctions.

Thanksgiving: America's 'Shabbat-style' dilemma

The way in which many secular Israelis treasure the peaceful 'Shabbat atmosphere' is similar to the feeling that Americans feel knowing that stores are closed on holidays. We need a periodic 'time out.'

Heaps of right-wing hyperbole at ZOA gala

Ted Cruz starred and Barack Obama was tarred in an evening of what used to called crazy talk but is increasingly mainstream in both Israel and the U.S.