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Posted on: November 8th, 2012

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“We know, Netanyahu came to France as part of his elections campaign,” French President François Hollande has quipped last week, according to a report published on Tuesday in the French satirical weekly Le Canard Enchainé. Holland referred to the participation last week of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a ceremony commemorating the victims of the […]

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Posted on: November 8th, 2012

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The Jerusalem Post's Gil Hoffman told this college audience that Iran is the issue Israelis care most about. He also told them that war is the last approach Israel wants to take.

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Israeli Sephardi Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar.
 

Posted on: November 8th, 2012

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Some of the supervised, ‘bug-free,’ leafy vegetable growers are using higher levels of pesticides than allowed by Health Ministry standards.

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Posted on: November 8th, 2012

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Now, there’s a fine exercise in the diplomatic niceties one must endure when one is prime minister of a small state in the near east, surrounded by enemies, with few friends to spare, and one’s favorite candidate has come up short. Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) met on Wednesday with U.S. ambassador to Israel […]

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Posted on: November 8th, 2012

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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.

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Posted on: November 7th, 2012

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

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Posted on: November 7th, 2012

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

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Rabbi Yakov Horowitz collecting donations from students. 
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Posted on: November 7th, 2012

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NEW YORK—Hurricane Sandy stormed into New York and New Jersey with unmitigated force, carrying death and destruction, disrupting lives, and devastating neighborhoods in America’s most densely populated regions – which happen to be home to some of the country’s largest Jewish populations.

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Posted on: November 7th, 2012

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JERUSALEM – More than 100,000 American voters in Israel cast their ballots for a presidential candidate, with nearly 80,000 of them having submitted a ballot provided by iVoteIsrael, a local non-profit organization that spent the past few months aggressively encouraging American expatriates living in Israel to register and vote. The remaining registered voters cast their ballots via the absentee route.

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President Obama addresses supporters in Chicago after winning Tuesday's election.
 

Posted on: November 7th, 2012

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Capping a race that on a national level was largely defined by the economy but in the Jewish community turned into an extended debate over which candidate would steer the best course for U.S.-Israel relations, President Barack Obama defeated Republican challenger Mitt Romney on Tuesday to earn a second term.

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Posted on: November 7th, 2012

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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 left-wing. The upcoming Israeli elections will be about building a national coalition that will help Netanyahu withstand the pressures put upon him. A Jewish coalition that is strengthened by the new […]

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Posted on: November 7th, 2012

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Former Councilman Simcha Felder is the new State Senator for the newly cobbled “super Jewish district,” having won 65 percent of the vote against the GOP incumbent Senator David Storobin. Felder, an Orthodox Jew, has been endorsed by the Jewish Press, to represent a district that includes Borough Park, Midwood and Homecrest. Although he was […]

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Posted on: November 7th, 2012

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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.

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Posted on: November 7th, 2012

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

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Posted on: November 7th, 2012

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

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Posted on: November 7th, 2012

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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 against Democratic businessman Rob Zerban. Jewish Press News Briefs

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Posted on: November 7th, 2012

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

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Posted on: November 7th, 2012

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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.

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Posted on: November 7th, 2012

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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.

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Posted on: November 7th, 2012

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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

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