A unique and prestigious residential project in now being built in Mekor Haim Street in Jerusalem.
Posted on: July 4th, 2012News & Views → News Briefs
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.
Posted on: July 3rd, 2012News & Views → News Briefs
The Republican presidential candidate will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad later this summer.
Posted on: July 2nd, 2012News & Views → Israel
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.
Posted on: June 29th, 2012News & Views → Media
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.
Posted on: June 28th, 2012News & Views → News Briefs
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.
Posted on: June 27th, 2012News & Views → News Briefs
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.
Posted on: June 26th, 2012News & Views → Middle East
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.
Posted on: June 25th, 2012News & Views → News Briefs
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.
Posted on: June 25th, 2012News & Views → News Briefs
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.
Posted on: June 24th, 2012News & Views → Jewish
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.
Posted on: June 22nd, 2012News & Views → News Briefs
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.
Posted on: June 21st, 2012News & Views → Media
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.
Posted on: June 20th, 2012News & Views → News Briefs
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.
Posted on: June 19th, 2012News & Views → News Briefs
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.
Posted on: June 18th, 2012News & Views → Israel
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.
Posted on: June 16th, 2012News & Views → Israel
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.
Posted on: June 15th, 2012News & Views → Israel
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.
Posted on: June 14th, 2012News & Views → Middle East
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.
Posted on: June 14th, 2012News & Views → Israel
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.
Posted on: June 13th, 2012News & Views → Politics
Ron Barber, a former aide to U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, won her seat in a special election. Barber, who decided to run after Giffords formerly resigned her seat earlier this year to recover from a shooting in January 2011, defeated Jesse Kelly, a Republican who suffered a narrow defeat to Giffords in the 2010 election […]
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