• President Barack Obama met briefly with Jewish federation leaders in Washington yesterday and acknowledged their “countless hours of tzedakah.” [JTA]
• Rep. Dennis Kucinich has canceled his keynote speech at a Democratic fundraiser in Florida after some politicians there complained about his criticism of Israel. [JTA]
• Obama’s meeting with Israeli P.M. Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday “failed to provide any sign of progress toward reviving Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.” [Reuters]
• The U.S. government had previously looked into alleged Fort Hood shooter Nidal Malik Hasan for his ties to radical anti-American Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and had determined that there was no cause for concern. [NYT]