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Swing States Polls Suggest Obama Lead – for Now

The real election campaign is taking place outside of the sure states they usually concede to one another, and is being waged in these eight swing states.

Be’er Sheva Cancels School Due to Heavy (Missile) Rain

Due to the number of missiles that targeted Be'er Sheva overnight, the municipality decided to cancel school today (Sunday). One missile hit an abandoned house...

Venezuelan Anti-Semitism at New Heights in Race between Chavez and Capriles

Anti-Semitism in Venezuela has spiked during the electoral race for president between a Catholic man of Jewish descent and President Hugo Chavez, according to...

Chabad Buys Manhattan Building for $42 Million

Chabad said it had been renting the 12-story, 60,000-sq.-ft. building at 509 Fifth Avenue for the past 16 years, before it bought it on...

Arabs Attacking Settlement. 6 Jews Injured.

Arabs began by attacking Jewish hikers on Shabbat, but then the Mosque then called out the rest of the Arab villagers. 6 Jews have been injured so far in the Arab riots, and the IDF is doing its best to keep the Arabs from reaching the community of Aish Kadosh.

‘Kill the Jews’ Spray Painted in Monmouth Heights, NJ

Spray painted symbols of swastikas were found on road signs in the Monmouth Heights neighborhood.

UN’s Orwellian ‘Right to Peace’ Resolution Sanctions Terrorism

The political culture of the council is such that the U.S. was the only one of 47 nations to vote no.

Netanyahu Dressed Down US Envoy over Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu erupted in anger at the U.S. ambassador to Israel over what Israel's government regards as unclear signals from the...

Kerry cites Netanyahu in Calling GOP ‘Lies’

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) quoted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praising the Obama administration in a bid to show that Republicans have "lied" about...

US State Department Still Refusing to Say Jerusalem Is Capital of Israel

Less than 24 hours after the "Jerusalem is the capital of Israel" language was reinserted, this administration has once again shifted course. In today's State Department's daily press conference, the United States officially refuses to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. This is after DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz insisted on CNN that the position of President Obama has always been that Jerusalem is and always will remain the capital of Israel.

Nervous Anticipation of Iranian Terror Attack over Holiday Season; Israeli Soccer Team under Heavy...

Over the past few weeks, the Israeli counter terrorism command approached national security forces in Cyprus, Greece, Bulgaria, and Thailand, requesting that they increase both the overt overt security for Israeli tourists who will be traveling to these countries during the Tishrei holiday period (Rosh Hashanah through Simchat Torah) when hundreds of thousands of Israelis are expected to visit abroad.

Haredi Soldier that Was Thrown Out of Shul Honored with an Aliyah

The story about the Haredi soldier who was shamed and kicked out of the Toldos Avraham Yitzchak synagogue in Beit Shemesh is not over...

Northeastern University Chaplain Encouraged Students to Support Convicted Terrorists (Video)

For the past 15 years Abdullah Faarruq was the Muslim chaplain at Northeastern University in Boston. This week, Faarruq was revealed to be an Islamic extremist who encouraged acts of violence and who has publicly supported multiple convicted terrorists. But all traces of Faarruq suddenly disappeared from the Northeastern University website just days after his ties were announced in an article, and just before a shocking and carefully sourced video was released.

Makor Rishon to Buy Maariv?

Globes is reporting that Shlomo Ben-Zvi, one of the owners of the religious Israeli newspaper, Makor Rishon, is in advanced talks with Maariv owner Nochi Dankner...

MK Ben Ari: Fire Officer who Ordered Police to Kill Migron Youths (Video)

Police Special Patrol Force officer ordered his subordinates to kill a group of youths who had climbed a rooftop in Ramat Migron.

Israeli, Palestinian Stopped in Self-Immolation Attempts

Police prevented an Israeli man and a Palestinian man from setting themselves on fire.

“Israel’s Capital” Lingo Re-Added to Democratic Party Platform

At President Obama's behest, and to boos from some delegates, Democrats on Wednesday night inserted a few lines into their party platform affirming Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Homeland Security Runs Threat Response Exercise with Jewish Leaders

About 50 high-ranking federal and state law enforcement officials met with an equal number of leading American Jewish officials for their first “table top” threat exercise.

EU launches Online Anti-Semitism Survey

The European Union launched an online survey into how Jews experience anti-Semitism in nine member states. Results will be published in an EU report next...

DNC Leadership Rams Through God and Jerusalem Despite Losing the Vote (Video)

Despite obviously losing the voice vote, the DNC leadership decided to pretend it won the vote, and restored God and Jerusalem to their platform.

German state of Berlin Declares Circumcision, Not Brit Milah, Legal

Berlin declares circumcision legal only if performed by a doctor. Brit Mila by a Mohel is still illegal.

Netanyahu: Europe Must Intensify Sanctions, Declare Hezbollah a Terrorist Organization

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi this afternoon, reiterating his call on the international community to “set a clear redline for Iran” as well as for economic sanctions “to be intensified.”

Study: Highest Suicide Rates Among Religious Homosexuals

3.5% of the young people interviewed attempted suicide.

Some Love Lost: Dems Drop ‘Special Relationship’ Language from 2012 Platform

Also missing is what had been a solid commitment to isolate Hamas. Instead, the only pre-conditions imposed are the same for all Arabs in the area - "we will insist that any Palestinian partner must recognize Israel's right to exist [not to exist as a Jewish State, just to exist], reject violence, and adhere to existing agreements." That's it. There have also been changes regarding Israel between the 2008 Republican Party Platform and the one just passed in Tampa at last week's Republican Party Convention - and those appear to be more favorable to Israel.

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