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Rep. West (R.) Demanding Hand Recount in Florida 18th

According to the West campaign, after the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections "recounted" thousands of early ballots, Congressman West was suddenly trailing by 2,400 votes.

Jewish Support for Obama Dropped, Just Not Far Enough

According to the RJC, there was an increase by nearly 50% of the number of Jews choosing the Republican candidate to run this country.

Sarah Silverman Eyes Israeli Elections

With U.S. politics over for now, Silverman turns her attention to Israeli politics.

National Union: Obama Vote Boosting Israeli Left

The National Union (HaIchud HaLeumi) released the following short statement following President Barack Obama's reelection: "Obama's re-election gives a tailwind boost to the Israeli...

Simcha Felder Wins State Senate Seat

Former Councilman Simcha Felder is the new State Senator for the newly cobbled “super Jewish district,” having won 65 percent of the vote against...

Obama Wins Close National Vote, Mandate Denied, US Future Dim

The Democrats have retained control over the Senate, with 51 seats plus two independents. Not the kind of numbers that can break a filibuster. The Republicans will keep the House, with a net loss in the single digits. This means Obama had no coat tails whatsoever in this election. He barely got over the hedge himself. He has won better than 300 delegates to the Electoral College, but that does not mean that he received a mandate from the people. He won by a squeak.

Obama Garners 69 Percent of Jewish Vote in CNN Exit Poll

President Obama won 69 percent of the Jewish vote according to an exit poll.

PM Netanyahu Congratulates US President-Elect Obama

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu congratulated re-elected President Barack Obama.

Ryan Still Has a Job

While he lost out on becoming the Vice President, Paul Ryan did manage to win in Wisconsin and keep his congressional seat. Ryan was competing...

Text of Romney Concession Speech

Thanks to a report in The Washington Post, a transcription of the concession speech of US Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney

Gaza Police Recapture Terrorizing Crocodile

Police in Gaza have finally captured a five-foot-nine crocodile which escaped two years ago from a zoo in the Gaza city of Umm al-Naser.

Prime Suspect in Etan Patz Case To Be Released Today

Jose Ramos, imprisoned for 20 years for molesting children and the prime suspect in the case of six year old Etan Patz, a Jewish boy from Manhattan who disappeared on his way to school on May 25, 1979, is set to be released on Wednesday.

Barack Obama Pic Flies Across Social Media

President Barack Obama, who has won a second term as President of the United States, tweeted a victory photo which has garnered over 440,000 retweets across Twitter and over 1.6 million Likes on Facebook

Separating Religion and Politics – Rabbi Shmuley Loses

In a race we closely watched, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach lost the NJ 9th District race to his opponent Bill Pascrell 76.1% (97,646) to 22.8%...

Naftali Bennett Wins Bayit Yehudi Vote, Orlev Quits Politics

Businessman and former Sayeret Matkal (Special Forces) officer Naftali Bennett parachuted his way into the top position of the Bayit Yehudi ("Jewish Home") party on Tuesday, at the first of two Primary votes in the party.

Jewish Press Election Night Live Chat

Come to the Jewish Press Election Chat online.

Arab Stabs Policeman in Jerusalem

Arabs in Shuafat stabbed a policeman in the back and threw rocks at others after an undercover operation in the Jerusalem neighborhood went south. Nine...

Jersey Shore May be Spared from Nor’easter

FoxNews reports that residents on the Jersey Shore may have caught a break as the nor'easter will apparently veer away from them a bit....

Indian Tribe Aliyah Approved

Israel's government approved the immigration of the Bnei Menashe, an Indian tribe that claims Jewish ancestry.

Sandy-Affected Voters in NY & NJ Can Choose Polling Place

Voters in New York and New Jersey affected by Hurricane Sandy will be permitted to vote at any polling place in their respective states...

Frum Democratic Candidate Promising to Turn Republican

Simcha Felder, Democratic challenger in the New York State Senate for the 17th Senate District (including parts of Borough Park, Flatbush, Midwood, Kensington and Sunset Park), says he will caucus with the Republicans and vote for Republican Dean Skelos as Senate majority leader.

UJA-Federation of NY Releasing $10 million in Hurricane Sandy Emergency Relief

UJA-Federation of New York released $10 million in Hurricane Sandy emergency relief aid to its network agencies and synagogues. The agency made the funds available...

Israeli Jewelry Entrepreneurs Give Back to Ethiopian Community

The company’s employees are mostly immigrants who have come to Israel from places like the United States, Syria, Iraq and Ethiopia. The Levys’ business philosophy is firmly rooted in social responsibility and philanthropy.

Israelis and Iranians Held Talks on Dismantling their Nuclear Weapons

Despite the verbal confrontation between Israel and Iran over Tehran's nuclear program, Israeli and Iranian officials participated this week in secret talks in Brussels, Belgium, on dismantling both countries' arsenals of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction.

Sandy Flooding Closing Forward Offices ‘For Months’

The building at 125 Maiden Lane may remain closed for months while transformers, boilers and other equipment are replaced.

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