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Israel’s Election Campaign Shifts Into High Gear

JERUSALEM – With the 18th Israeli Knesset dispersed and new national elections set for January 22, 2013, Israel’s various political factions began preparing for what is expected to be a brutal campaign to elect a new 120-seat parliament. Following the elections President Shimon Peres will ask a newly elected MK, presumably from the largest faction, to form the next government.

Probes Launched Into Alleged Police Brutality

The NYPD and Brooklyn district attorney’s office have both opened investigations into the October 8th beating of 21-year-old Ehud HaLevy by two Brooklyn police officers.

Court Imprisons Haredi Man for Refusing Wife a Get after He Dated another Man

She caught him "red-handed," and immediately filed a divorce case with the chief rabbinate, except he is refusing to divorce her.

Defining The Candidates’ Differences On Iran

WASHINGTON – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made headlines last month with this question: What are the U.S. red lines when it comes to Iran’s suspected nuclear weapons program?

Abu Mazen Negates 2-State Solution, Wants All of Israel

On his official Facebook page last Saturday, Palestinian President Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas) negated the concept of 2 states divided on the basis of...

Mofaz to Fight Levy Report

Shaul Mofaz, head of the Kadima party, attacked Prime Minister Netanyahu on Wednesday for his plan to try to legally pass the Levy Report...

S&P: Israel Remains A+

S&P reaffirmed that Israel still has an A+ rating and kept its rating outlook at stable.

Likud Set to Approve Primary Elections Scheme, Barak Excluded

The method of the primaries for the Likud's Knesset list was drafted by the Likud's Constitutional Committee last night and is set to be approved by the party's Central Committee this evening in Ganei HaTa'aruchah in Tel Aviv. The scheme does not include the reserving of secure spots on the list - spots within the number of seats Likud is certain to win - for candidates chosen by Prime Minister and Party Chairman Benjamin Netanyahu. It was rumored that Netanyahu wanted such spots for Defense Minister Ehud Barak and possibly other members of Barak's Independence faction which broke off from Labor.

Woman Dies on El Al Flight

An American woman died on El Al's Tel Aviv-New York flight on Tuesday. Medical personnel that happened to be on the flight tried to save...

Netanyahu Says Israel May Use Military Option to Protect Syrian Bio-Chem Weapons

“Israel will do everything it takes to ensure Syria’s chemical weapons do not fall into the hands of terrorist organizations — and if such a situation arises, then Israel will weigh a military option,” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told a group of European ambassadors in Jerusalem on Tuesday.

Israeli Buildings Pink-Lit to Fight Breast Cancer

The tall buildings of Haifa University and the Naveh Nof residential Tower in Bat Yam were lit up in pink Tuesday night in solidarity with an international breast cancer awareness campaign.

British Ambassador Responds to Hatzalah Calls

British Ambassador Matthew Gould teamed up with United Hatzalah on emergency medical calls in Tel Aviv last Saturday night, getting a firsthand glimpse of the life-saving work the group does in Israel.

Adelsons Again Donate $500K to Super PAC Supporting Boteach

Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his wife for a second time have given $500,000 to a Super PAC supporting Rabbi Shmuley Boteach's bid for Congress.

Israel’s State Prosecutor to Appeal Olmert Acquittals

Israel's state prosecutor will appeal the acquittals of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in two of three cases decided earlier this year.

Israel on Campus Coalition Joins Up with Student Investment Group

The Israel on Campus Coalition announced a new partnership with the student-run TAMID Israel Investment Group, connecting American business students with business and investment opportunities in Israel.

Jerusalem Mayor Kicks Off Arab Street Namings

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat will inaugurate a street in the Arab neighborhood of Beit Hanina on Wednesday in the name of a famous Egyptian singer.

Romney by Points, Obama Still Underpresent, Candy Crowley Not the Greatest Hall Monitor

I saw President Obama still finding it difficult to sound cool and calculated without his trusted teleprompter.

Mossad’s Meir Dagan in Serious Condition Following Transplant

Former Mossad head Meir Dagan underwent a liver transplant in Belarus. He has reportedly acquired a serious infection is currently very ill.

5 Mortars Hit Kibbutz

Five mortars launched from Gaza just hit a Kibbutz near Gaza. No damage or injuries.

Near Gaza Towns – “Go To Your Bomb Shelters” (ASAP)

IDF has told all residents of towns near Gaza to immediately enter their bomb shelters. A series of rockets were launched at Ashekelon and Sederot...

Three Rockets Hit Sderot. IAF Strikes Back (updated)

At 1:04 AM Wednesday morning, the red alert siren went off in multiple towns and cities in the south. Three rockets were launched at Sederot....

Rocket Hits Ashkelon

A rocket from Gaza hit Hof Ashkelon on Tuesday evening. Two people were treated for shock, and a house was lightly damaged after the rocket...

Anniversary of Rechavam “Gandhi” Ze’evi’s Assasination

On October 17, 2011, Palestinian terrorists shot and killed Israeli Minister Rechavam "Gandhi" Ze'evi. Ze'evi was the founder of the right-wing Moledet party, and...

Sarah Silverman Took Us Down

Apparently nothing is more important in the world than Sarah Silverman and her uterus. As the entire world, and her father, have decided to...

Clinton Takes ‘Responsibility’ for Benghazi, But Not Blame… (Video)

Hillary told CNN that she takes “responsibility” for what happened in Benghazi, “what I want to avoid is some kind of political gotcha or blame game.”

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