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Posted on: November 6th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The address list and labels from the Greater New Haven Jewish Federation were used by the campaign for a mayoral candidate in the Connecticut city. The mass mailing in support of Toni Harp was delivered over the weekend. Some recipients recognized the labels as originating from the federation, the New Haven Register reported. Syndney Perry, […]

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In New York City, public advocate Bill de Blasio has won by a large margin over Republican Joe Lhota, to become the city's first Democratic mayor in more than 20 years.
 

Posted on: November 6th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

In a sense, it's not so much that the country is moving to the left, it's that the Republicans have moved away from the country.

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Likud Yisrael Beitenu MK Dr. Shimon Ohayon attending a special Knesset meeting against Antisemitism.
 

Posted on: November 5th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Many antisemites have been fighting against the ‘Working Definition of Antisemitism,’ so they can continue their attacks on Jews and the Jewish State.

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Posted on: November 5th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishHaredim

Mindy Pollak, a 24-year-old aesthetician, became the first Chassidic woman to hold public office in Montreal. Pollak, a member of the Vishnitzer sect, defeated four candidates to win her race for the municipal council on Sunday in the Outremont borough. She garnered about 35 percent of the vote in a district that is home to an […]

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Posted on: November 5th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

A second round of municipal elections will be held in 38 Israeli towns Wednesday. Israeli law requires a runoff between the two top candidates in municipalities where no one received at least 40 percent of the vote. Tomorrow’s elections will be held, among other places, in Hertzliya, Petach Tikvah, Kiryat Shmona, Rahat and Mevaseret Zion […]

Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf and Bernadette Maryann Rostenkowski-Wolowitz (Melissa Rauch). Are they like twin sisters, or what?
 

Posted on: November 5th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

What, you thought the Administration was leaving these talks up to the two sides? What is this, a Bush White House?

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Posted on: November 4th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

In a display of the changes the group has experienced this year, Women of the Wall held a peaceful prayer service under police protection at the Western Wall to mark the group’s 25th anniversary. Absent from Monday’s service, which the group said drew at least 800 worshipers, were large crowds of Orthodox girls who had […]

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Posted on: November 4th, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Tunisia was suspended from next year’s Davis Cup after ordering one of its national team members to withdraw from a tournament rather than play an Israeli. The International Tennis Federation in a statement on Saturday said the Tunisian national team would be banned from the 2014 world competition for ordering Malek Jaziri not to compete […]

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking at the weekly cabinet meeting Sunday. There appear to be a wide gap between the PLO and Israel's notion of the agreements that were struck to facilitate the current peace talks.
 

Posted on: November 4th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

The PLO is threatening to go to the UN Security Council over Israel’s announcement on Sunday of tenders to build new homes east of the "green line."

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Posted on: November 4th, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The chairpersons of five political parties and several candidates in the November 5 General Election in New York City, arguing that the ballot that has been published by the NY City Board of Elections for the General Election on November 5, 2013 is severely flawed, defective, and prejudicial have, have served legal notice on the […]

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Mk Elazar Stern, who is an observant Jew, may have succeeded in doing something to loosen the stranglehold that Israel's Chief Rabbinate has had on conversions, not only in Israel, but in America as well.
 

Posted on: November 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

Stern's pending bill already appears to enjoy the initial, albeit tacit, support of Naftali Bennett's Jewish Home.

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Posted on: November 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsIslamists

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will preside over a crucial meeting Sunday to discuss his country’s relationship with the U.S. following the drone strike which killed Taliban Chief Hakimullah Mehsud, Xinhua reported. Pakistani officials claim the U.S. has wrecked their government’s peace dialogue with the Taliban. Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said meetings of […]

It's Rosh Chodesh Kislev – and there are only these ladies from all walks of life and all varieties of observance, no fuss, no rallies, at the Kotel.
 

Posted on: November 3rd, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

No WOW, no violence – did Moshiach arrive while I was in shul?

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Judge Shira Scheindlin was taken out to the woodshed by the federal court.
 

Posted on: November 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Lhota loves the stop-and-frisk court ruling, de Blasio ‘disappointed.'

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Posted on: November 2nd, 2013

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

An Israel-based group launched legal action against an Australian academic whom it claims breached racial vilification laws by boycotting Israeli academics. Shurat HaDin, the Israel Law Center, filed the lawsuit in the Federal Court of Australia this week against Jake Lynch, the director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of […]

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Bill de Blassio is expected to win the mayoral race by 40 percentage points.
 

Posted on: October 31st, 2013

News & ViewsJewish

Lhota admitted that he couldn't pronounce the term "metzitzah b’peh," an issue of concern that was brought up several times throughout the day.

Tammi Rossman-Benjamin teaches at UC Santa Cruz. She filed a Title VI Complaint in 2009, and an appeal in 2013
 

Posted on: October 31st, 2013

News & ViewsIsrael

The Office of Civil Rights seems to have rolled back the recent extension of protection from anti-Jewish discrimination on campuses.

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National Security Council coordinator for Middle East policy Philip Gordon let the settlers have it in his speech before the American Task Force on Palestine.
 

Posted on: October 30th, 2013

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Citing attacks by settlers on Palestinian olive groves, he said, “We also strongly condemn settler violence.”

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Posted on: October 30th, 2013

News & ViewsGlobal

Quebec’s agricultural minister is looking to tighten regulations for kosher and halal meat production. “We want the slaughter to happen in the most complete conditions of hygiene and cleanliness,” Quebec Minister of Agriculture François Gendron said, in comments reported by Montreal radio station CJAD last week. The minister said he would announce a plan for […]

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Interior Minister Gideon Sa'ar voting in the municipal elections last Tuesday. But it really makes no difference how you voted, because he can always send his guy to charge your mayor with something and then a committee of civil servants will suspend him. Welcome to the only former democracy in the Middle East.
 

Posted on: October 30th, 2013

News & ViewsIsraelGovernment

According to the Sa'ar memorandum, an accused elected official gets tossed at once, and should he or she survive their trial, they could return to their elected office.

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