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To the Chagrin of Some Jews, Presbyterians Denounce Divestment – #BDSFail

Once again, the BDS movement did not have a victory to claim. But we must not ignore Jewish organizations and individuals dreaming of strangling Israel's economy.

NJDC Calls on Romney to Return ‘Adelson’s Tainted Money Immediately’

NJDC President David Harris says Sheldon Adelson's money is bad because the casino magnate approved of prostitution at his China properties.

Hillary to Visit Israel, PA, Egypt – Audience with Morsi Not Certain

The announcement of Clinton's visit comes just after news earlier this week that Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, would visit Israel this summer. "As part of her ongoing consultations with senior Palestinian and Israeli leaders, the Secretary will also meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas" – in Paris. But the State Dept. is vague on a meeting with newly elected Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi.

It’s the Dreams, Stupid

Jeremy Gimpel and Ari Abramowitz gave a Bayit Yehudi Party and many "Anglos" showed up. It started up looking too much like a late-night TV show, but then it got more interesting when they brought out two of the candidates running for head of the party: Naftali Bennett and Daniel Hershkowitz took the stage and started dreaming in earnest.

German Muslims Now Call on Parliament to Save Circumcision

Around 20 organizations representing four million Muslim residents of Germany, announced that the parliament must ensure religious freedom by removing legal doubts about circumcision since the June 26 court ruling. The ruling was also criticized in no uncertain terms by the head of Germany's Central Council of Jews, Dieter Graumann.

Mofaz to Netanyahu: You Must Accept Haredi Conscription

A few hours after a report by MK Plesner's committee on "equal share in burden" was made public Wednesday morning, coalition partner Kadima chairman Shaul Mofaz convened members of his faction to say that he expects Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to accept the committee's recommendations within a few days days. "The decision before us is a crucial decision for Israel," he stressed.

Ari Fleischer to Spearhead Republican Jewish Coalition Campaign in Israel

The Republican Jewish Coalition is sending two of its top officials to Israel to rally for expatriate votes. The voter registration drive is led by Ari Fleischer, press secretary for GW Bush, and RJC executive director Matt Brooks.

Romney to Visit Israel Before November

The Republican presidential candidate will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad later this summer.

iVoteIsrael Making Registration a Cinch for US Expats

A new movement to register American expatriates in Israel to vote in the US elections aims to encourage them to cast their ballots for the good of Israel.

Jewish Filmmaker Running for Parliament in Senegal

Laurence Gavron was born in France to a Jewish family. She's lived in Dakar, Senegal, for the past ten years, where she is a film director and a writer. And she's running for parliament, a white, Jewish woman in a black, African country. “If all the people who have said they will vote for me really do vote for me, then I shall certainly be elected," she said. We urge our readers in Senegal to get out early to vote this Sunday.

Chief Justice Roberts Saves Obamacare

Chief Justice John Roberts joined the Democrat-appointed justices to rule 5-4 that Congress has the power to impose the healthcare mandate under its power to levy taxes.

Anti-Israel, ‘Amsterdam News’ Favorite, Charles Barron Loses Vote

It looks like someone went up to Charles Barron and slapped him. The former member of the City Council and the Black Panther party was handily defeated by Hakeem Jeffries for the newly redrawn 8th Congressional District. The new district is mainly African-American, with a significant percentage of Russian Jews and Hispanics. Jeffries won in a landslide with more than half the precincts reporting, taking 75 percent of the vote.

Losing Candidate Shafiq Fleeing Egypt Ahead of Corruption Charges

Ahmed Mohamed Shafik Zaki, who came second in Egypt's presidential runoff election last week, is reported to have boarded a flight to Abu Dhabi fleeing several corruption complaints.

Romney Friendly to Israel, But Campaign Endorses ‘Two-State Solution’

About 50 of the 700 donors who attended the retreat this weekend in Park City were Jewish. Romney dropped in on the session, and said he had just been briefed by the Israeli ambassador. But the Romney campaign supports the same two-state solution as does Obama.

Mass Early Morning ‘Sack and Ashes’ Rally Against Haredi Draft

The assembly of at least 2000 began by saying Slichot, led by Rabbi Yaakov Chanun, who is the baal tefilah at the Munkatch beit Midrash on the Yamim Noraim. The assembled repeated chapters of Tehilim, verse by verse, and sat down on the ground in mourning just as Jews do on the day of Tisha B'Av.

Outposts Committee Report: Judea and Samaria Are Not Occupied Territories

Judea and Samaria are not under occupation rule. This is the central finding of the "Outposts Committee" which was appointed to examine the legal status of Israel in Judea and Samaria.

Mofaz Reveals to Obama Reason for Wide Coalition: Revive 2-State Solution

Mofaz, the Kadima leader who is in Washington this week for his first round of meetings since joining his party to the government, had a surprise meeting Thursday with the U.S. president when Obama interrupted a scheduled meeting with Tom Donilon, the national security adviser.

GOP Chasidic PR Man Quits over Views on Israel, Reporting Abuse

During a lengthy and heated interview with the Jewish Channel, Yossi Gestetner was quizzed about some of his past work for a tiny anti-Zionistic organization in Brooklyn. He also defended New Square arsonist Shaul Spitzer and was a spokesperson for a rally to benefit Nechemya Weberman, who is currently on trial for molestation.

Ulpana Residents Surrender to Government Evacuation Order

Over the past ten days government representatives have negotiated with Rabbi Zalman Melamed, dean of the Beit El yeshiva, a deal to build 300 housing units in exchange for the ones being evacuated.

Survey: Israelis Think Romney ‘Friendlier’ to Jewish State

A survey on American-Israeli relations has concluded that Israelis consider Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to be more ‘friendly’ towards Israel than incumbent Barack Obama. Surprisingly, after almost four years in office, a full 49% of Israelis polled did not know or would not answer questions regarding Obama’s Israel agenda.

PM Establishes Special Committee for Judea and Samaria

The government on Sunday voted to put a ministerial committee headed by the Prime Minister in charge of Jewish development in Judea and Samaria , the first time in 16 years that the establishment and expansion of Jewish communities in the biblical heartland will not come under the purview of the full government.

Romney Says Obama Prefers Letting Iran Have Nukes to Letting Israel Attack

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Saturday revved up his attacks on President Obama's Mid East policy, suggesting the president fears that Israel might attack Iran more than he fears that Iran will develop a nuclear weapon. “I think, by and large, you can just look at the things the president has done and do the opposite,” Romney said.

McCain Says Adelson Contributions Are ‘Foreign Money’

The former GOP presidential candidate, himself a devout campaign finance reformer, is accusing the current GOP candidate of accepting foreign money in exchange for influence over U.S. policy. The plot thickens more than a little when the agent of influence is a Jewish billionaire and the foreign power in question is the State of Israel.

Russian Party in TA Marred By Protests Against Aid to Syria

Russian Independence Day celebration at Tel Aviv’s Hilton Hotel were dampered by the arrival of a group of demonstrators protesting Russian military support for Syrian President Bashar Assad’s harsh crackdown on civilians and armed opposition.

US Embassy in Tel Aviv Raffling Off July 4 Party Tickets

The US Embassy in Tel Aviv announced Wednesday that it will be giving away tickets to an annual Independence Day party at the US ambassador’s residence in Herzliya.

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