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Israel's former foreign minister Tzipi Livni announces her return to politics during a press conference in Tel Aviv on November 27, 2012.
 

Posted on: November 27th, 2012

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She says she spotted a vacuum at the center of Israel's political map, a vacuum created largely by the colossal failure of her own party.

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The Likud's top 35 candidates approach the stage as the results of the Likud primaries are announced (Nov. 26, 2012).
 

Posted on: November 27th, 2012

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The relatively new religious leaders on the Likud roster owe some of their status to Moshe Feiglin's relentless efforts to make the party more traditionally Jewish.

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Tzipi Livni, Chairwomen of "The Movement Led by Tzipi Livni."
 

Posted on: November 27th, 2012

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The right-wing block would receive 70 seats, vs. 50 to the center-left, including the Arabs.

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Posted on: November 26th, 2012

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The more right-wing members, who are also better organized, may have won the day.

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Posted on: November 26th, 2012

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In Hebron, in Migron and in many other Jewish towns and villages, Ehud Barak will not be missed.

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Posted on: November 26th, 2012

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An analysis of a recent New York Times article examining the presidential voting trends of all the New York precincts determined that almost all Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods voted for Republican candidate Mitt Romney over Democratic incumbent Barack Obama.

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Emunah chairwoman Liora Minka is ready to take her female kashrut supervisors case all the way up to the Supreme Court.
 

Posted on: November 26th, 2012

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Israel's Chief Rabbinate is yet to give its formal approval to the initiative.

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Shas Party Minister of Interior Eli Yishai (L) shaking hands with former Shas party chairman Aryeh Deri.
 

Posted on: November 26th, 2012

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Deri tried to prevent or suspend the appointment of a senior figure in Shas.

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Posted on: November 25th, 2012

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Due to computer glitches that have prevented many Likud members from voting, Likud primary elections which were originally extended until midnight on Sunday, have now been extended to 9 PM on Monday. Only 16% of Likud members were able to vote by 4 PM on Sunday and only 40% succeeded by 9 PM. Some Likud […]

MK Yaakov Katz (Ketzele)
 

Posted on: November 25th, 2012

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When tested, the Likud prime ministers have led their party into regions that the founders of the Likud could not have imagined.

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Posted on: November 25th, 2012

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Voting got off to a sluggish start with technical difficulties.

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Posted on: November 24th, 2012

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The Likud party is holding primaries on Sunday. The race is going to be a closely watched, as both candidates and voters look to see how the fallout from Operation Amud Anan affect the outcome. With so many Israelis upset with how the operation against Hamas concluded, that anger might provide a boost for the […]

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From the "Irvine Divest" Facebook page: "Historic UC Irvine divestment vote deals stinging defeat to Zionist bullying on campus."
 

Posted on: November 14th, 2012

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The Resolution was introduced by Sabreen Shalabi, and seconded by Shadi Jafari, with support from Ali Abunimeh and Noam Chomsky.

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Prominent Jewish Republicans like Fred Zeidman are looking past last week's defeat.
 

Posted on: November 14th, 2012

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WASHINGTON – The Republican Party as a whole is reconsidering how it might have done better in an election that saw the party fail to win the White House and suffer modest losses in Congress, and Jewish Republicans and conservatives are coming forward with their own insights.

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State Senator-elect Simcha Felder
 

Posted on: November 14th, 2012

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His move leaves Senate Democrats with a 32-31 majority come January. Two races have not been decided yet, and the Democrats are leading in both.

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Daniel Tauber
 

Posted on: November 13th, 2012

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Likud Anglos Executive-Director and candidate for the Likud’s list Daniel Tauber called upon English-speaking members of Jewish Home to vote for Jeremy Gimpel, the “Anglo” candidate in today’s primary for the Jewish Home Party.

Michael Ben Ari (R) and Aryeh Eldad under their campaign slogan "No Duties – No Rights," introduced their new party "Power to Israel" at a press conference in Jerusalem, Tuesday, November 13, 2012.
 

Posted on: November 13th, 2012

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Eldad described a vacuum on the right, and a need for an ideological right-wing that will say things "that have been forgotten."

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J Street president, Jeremy Ben-Ami.
 

Posted on: November 12th, 2012

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Given President Obama's win and victories of many of their candidates, a reasonable morning-after position for J Street would be quiet satisfaction, or even – why not? – gleeful rejoicing. But J Street, which has rarely met a critic of Israel it didn't like, instead tried to promote itself as an integral part of the campaign, a driving wind propelling Democratic victories. So eager to claim a starring role, J Street released details of several exit polls they commissioned which, upon examination, tell far more about how little J Street matters.

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Posted on: November 10th, 2012

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Noam Shalit has officially thrown his hat into the political arena and is running for a spot in the Labor party, with the goal of removing the Likud from power.

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Bob Filner on Election Night.
 

Posted on: November 8th, 2012

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Filner is one of a growing list of Jewish politicians who have been embraced by J Street.

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