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Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer.
 

Ari Fleischer to Spearhead Republican Jewish Coalition Campaign in Israel

Posted on: July 4th, 2012

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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.

Mitt Romney
 

Romney to Visit Israel Before November

Posted on: July 3rd, 2012

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

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iVoteIsrael
 

iVoteIsrael Making Registration a Cinch for US Expats

Posted on: July 2nd, 2012

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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.

Laurence Gavron
 

Jewish Filmmaker Running for Parliament in Senegal

Posted on: June 29th, 2012

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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.

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Chief Justice John Roberts
 

Chief Justice Roberts Saves Obamacare

Posted on: June 28th, 2012

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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.

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Charles Barron
 

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

Posted on: June 27th, 2012

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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.

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Ahmed Mohamed Shafik Zaki
 

Losing Candidate Shafiq Fleeing Egypt Ahead of Corruption Charges

Posted on: June 26th, 2012

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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.

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Candidate Romney fundraising in earnest on the campaign trail.
 

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

Posted on: June 25th, 2012

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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.

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"Sack and Ashes" assembly against the decree of military and national service.
 

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

Posted on: June 25th, 2012

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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.

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Former Justice Edmond Levy's committee report declares Israel's legal right to own Judea and Samaria.
 

Outposts Committee Report: Judea and Samaria Are Not Occupied Territories

Posted on: June 24th, 2012

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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.

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Deputy Prime Minister Shaul Mofaz.
 

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

Posted on: June 22nd, 2012

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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.

Yossi Gestetner on the Jewish Channel.
 

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

Posted on: June 21st, 2012

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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.

Rabbi Zalman Melamed, dean of the Beit El yeshiva, decided against a clash with Israel's government over the demolition of Ulpana Hill.
 

Ulpana Residents Surrender to Government Evacuation Order

Posted on: June 20th, 2012

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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.

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in a video message to AIPAC members.
 

Survey: Israelis Think Romney ‘Friendlier’ to Jewish State

Posted on: June 19th, 2012

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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.

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The government is trying to implement a 'land freeze' to stop Jews form building in Samaria.
 

PM Establishes Special Committee for Judea and Samaria

Posted on: June 18th, 2012

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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.

Mitt Romney in front of his campaign bus.
 

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

Posted on: June 16th, 2012

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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.

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US billionaire businessman Sheldon Adelson.
 

McCain Says Adelson Contributions Are ‘Foreign Money’

Posted on: June 15th, 2012

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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.

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Israelis will not be silent in the face of the murder of children Roni Schutzer Flash90
 

Russian Party in TA Marred By Protests Against Aid to Syria

Posted on: June 14th, 2012

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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

Posted on: June 14th, 2012

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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.

 

Rep. Giffords’ Aide Wins her Seat in Special Election

Posted on: June 13th, 2012

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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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