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Former Mossad Chief’s Health Improving in Belarus

2 Heshvan 5773 – October 18, 2012
Former Mossad chief Meir Dagan’s condition is improving after contracting an infection following a liver transplant in Belarus.

EJC’s Kantor Unveils Model Bill for Europe on Regulating Ritual Slaughter

European Jewish Congress President Moshe Kantor unveiled a model bill designed to set “strict legal terms” on religious freedoms for the continent.

Citing Betrayal of Trust, Jewish Groups Pull Out of Interfaith Dialogue

The old adage about going to bed with dogs and waking up with fleas appears to have been proven true yet again, as Jewish groups have pulled out of an upcoming meeting with Protestant colleagues over a letter from Christian leaders to congressmen calling for a possible suspension of U.S. aid to Israel.

Israel, US to Conduct Biggest-Ever Military Drill

The United States and Israel will conduct their largest-ever joint missile defense exercise this month, making a display of solidarity as the international rift over how to deal with Iran’s nuclear program grows.

Amona Police Chief Suspected of Sexual Harrassment

Yet another senior Israeli police officer is under suspicion for sexual harassment. Officer Ilan Mor, who oversaw the massive police violence at Amona, is...

Crowley’s Interference Saved Obama From Another Shellacking

2 Heshvan 5773 – October 17, 2012
Candy Crowley, the moderator of the presidential debate at Hofstra University on October 16, interfered in this U.S. presidential race in a way no one ever has before and - let's hope - no one ever will again. Crowley loudly supported President Barack Obama's version of reality, and contradicted Governor Mitt Romney's recollection of the actual reality of what the president said in the Rose Garden regarding the events in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2011.

Arlen Specter Remembered As Iconoclast Who Enjoyed Tangling With Tyrants

WASHINGTON – During his 30 years in the clubby confines of the U.S. Senate, Arlen Specter never lost his acerbic prosecutorial zeal, friends and associates say.

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.

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