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        12/11/2013, Tevet 8, 5774

      Republicans Slam Obama for Castro Handshake


      Republicans were left steaming on Tuesday, after President Barack Obama shook the hand of Cuban leader Raul Castro at the memorial ceremony in Johannesburg for late South African leader Nelson Mandela, with one senior lawmaker likening the act to appeasement of the Nazis, according to AFP.

      A White House official said the handshake was not "pre-planned," but that did not stop Republicans from assailing Obama for greeting an iron-fisted ruler.