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        1/22/2012, Tevet 27, 5772

      Rep. Giffords Resigns


      Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords announced Sunday that she was stepping down from her seat in the United States House of Representatives. The Tucson-area Democrat said, "I have more work to do on my recovery so to do what is best for Arizona I will step down this week." Giffords, who called "land for peace" a farce in Israel's case, lost Gabriel Zimmerman, her Jewish director of community outreach in the deadly rampage by an Arizona gunman that nearly ended her own life, a year and two weeks ago.