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Holy Fire is considered a miracle occurring every year on Holy Saturday, the day preceding Orthodox Easter Sunday.
NBC News reports Israel requested fast-tracked delivery of aircraft amid threats from Iran and Syria.
Outgoing defense minister says "intimacy" between US, Israel better than ever; does not believe Iran sanctions will work.
US defense secretary nominee apologizes for comments he made in 2006 that "Jewish lobby" intimidates US lawmakers, promises to work to expand US-Israel ties and says he supports sanctions on Iran.
By YAARA SHALOM
The US secretary of state will find that Israel differs in its opinion of what is needed for peace efforts to bear fruit.
By HERB KEINON
Hostage killed during attempted rescue mission in Yemen by US forces.
Ashton Carter writes of US "deterrence and containment" of a nuclear Iran in 2008 Harvard paper; Colleague notes active role in US-Israel partnership.
By MICHAEL WILNER
According to 'NYT' report, Obama made the decision to ask Hagel to step down, believing that a different type of Pentagon chief, with different skills, would be needed to face the ISIS threat.
Nuclear threat from Pyongyang prompts US to add 14 interceptors to a missile defense site in Alaska by 2017.
US Senate approves Hagel as next secretary of defense in 58-41 vote after weeks of criticism over Hagel's stance on Israel, Iran.
By HILARY LEILA KRIEGER, JPOST CORRESPONDENT
US Senate votes 71-27 to end debate, move forward to confirm former Republican senator as Obama's new secretary of defense.
Republican Senator John McCain "confident" Hagel will be confirmed; Hagel has been questioned on his support of Israel.
ADL, AJC urge further review of Hagel's record in light of 2007 remarks on US-Israel ties, just ahead of senate vote.
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