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Posted on: October 31st, 2012

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Netanyahu will meet with Hollande at 7 AM, NY time, and will focus mainly on the Iranian nuclear program, two weeks after the European Union imposed additional sanctions against Iran. Netanyahu will most likely find in Hollande a sympathetic ally, as France is one of the leading countries in demanding imposing further sanctions against Iran.

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Aerial view of the Givat Shaul cemetery utside of Jerusalem.
 

Posted on: October 30th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The conventional burial sites permit the burial of some 70 persons per acre, as opposed to as many as 600 in the new system.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waving to his Party members during the Likud convention in Tel Aviv, October 29, 2012.
 

Posted on: October 29th, 2012

Special FeaturesIsrael Elections 5773

Netanyahu said that the decision to run together won't change the Likud, but it would allow the Likud to change the State of Israel. But the new joint list will receive only 42 seats in the next Knesset elections next January, a Channel 2 News poll found on Sunday. It means that the parties will retain their current power.

Jewish billionaire businessman Sheldon Adelson and his wife Miriam Ochshorn.
 

Posted on: October 29th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Federal prosecutors and pro-Israel Republican stalwart Sheldon Adelson’s casino company Las Vegas Sands Corp. may have come to an understanding on issues pertaining to money-laundering laws allegedly violated in the cases of two criminal high-rollers, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (archive)
 

Posted on: October 28th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

In an unexpected move, 10% of the Likud Central Committee members gathered enough signatures to demand a secret ballot on whether or not to run on a joint list with Yisrael Beiteinu.

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Colin Shindler, professor of Israeli studies at the School of African and Oriental Studies (Soas) in London.
 

Posted on: October 28th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Colin Shindler asks why European socialists identify with the cause of militant Islam.

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Posted on: October 28th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

The merger of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and the Yisrael Beiteinu party of Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman on Thursday has left-wing parties scrambling for a solution to the sudden show of solidarity on the part of the pro-nationalist camp.

 

Posted on: October 28th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

Memorials for two memorable Jews took place this weekend, though they stood, perhaps, on opposite sides of the political spectrum.

 

Posted on: October 28th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

In light of the ongoing attacks on civilian areas near Gaza, and the advancement of aggression by terrorist elements against the 200,000 person-strong ancient biblical city and modern-day metropolis of Be'ersheva, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's cabinet issued the following statement through the Government Press Office:

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Posted on: October 28th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti stood behind Europe’s imposition of sanctions against Iran, saying they are “inflicting pain” against the country which has chosen to continue with its nuclear program rather than put an end to international critique and ostracism. Speaking during a visit to Jerusalem alongside Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Monti said “Israel’s security […]

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of the Likud (R) and Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman of Yisrael Beitenu announced their two parties' joining forces ahead of the upcoming Israeli general elections.
 

Posted on: October 28th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Over at the Likud, many appear unimpressed by their party leader's bold move, which is expected to be voted on at the Likud conference on Monday. Several Likud ministers are weighing a vote against the union. Minister of Improvement of Government Services Michael Eitan has so far been the most vociferous against the move, saying he fears that Likud would suffer from this rightward turn.

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Under Secretary of State William Burns reportedly participated in direct talks to renew relations with Iran.
 

Posted on: October 28th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

A few months after he had been elected, President Barack Obama attempted to renew on a gradual basis U.S. diplomatic relations with Iran.

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Romney 2012_Hugh-3_0
 

Posted on: October 27th, 2012

News & ViewsMedia

While the Sun Sentinel took a chance with Barack Obama in 2008, it is switching sides and endorsing Romney this time. After acknowledging the tough economic environment Obama inherited, the Sun Sentinel's editorial board doesn't find a healthy plan for moving forward, and says that instead, "the president falls back on the tired talking point of increasing taxes for the wealthy." While agreeing that everyone wants the tax code to be fair, the problem is in seeing "how raising taxes is going to kickstart jobs in the private sector."

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U.N. Special Rapporteur and amateur anti-Semite Richard Falk
 

Posted on: October 26th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

Last week, the British government protested to the U.N. the “anti-Semitic” remarks made by Special Rapporteur Richard Falk.

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Posted on: October 25th, 2012

Special FeaturesIsrael Elections 5773

In a move that took everyone by surprise, including their own party members, Avigdor Liberman's Yisrael Beiteinu party and the Likud have joined forces ahead of the upcoming elections and will be running as a joint list.

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Cover image: To Hell in a Handbasket: Carter, Obama, and the "Arab Spring"
 

Posted on: October 25th, 2012

News & ViewsMedia

A new book shows clearly the parallels between Iran during Carter's regime and today.

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Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert after hearing the verdict in his corruption trial last September.
 

Posted on: October 25th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

A new survey commissioned by Israel Beiteinu chairman Avigdor Liberman shows a near-tie between the Likud under Benjamin Netanyahu and a party led by former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, bolstered by Tzipi Livni.

Morsi Updated Prayer
 

Posted on: October 25th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle EastEgypt

In his daily column, Al-Ahram's Dr. Osama Al-Ghazali Harb referred to a MEMRI TV clip showing Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi at a Friday prayers, October 19, nodding his head and answering "amen" as the preacher curses "the Jews." According to Harb, the clip was an embarrassment for Morsi, who must reconcile his commitment to the peace agreement with Israel and the fact that he, basically, would like to wipe out Israel. Watch the clip and read excerpts from the Harb article, published by MEMRI.

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Dan Halloran
 

Posted on: October 24th, 2012

InDepthInterviews and Profiles

New York City Councilman Dan Halloran is looking to pull off a BobTurner-like victory as a Republican congressional candidate in a predominantly Democratic Queens congressional district (the newly redistricted 6th CD).

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman met with the European Union's Catherine Ashton, October 24, 2012.
 

Posted on: October 24th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobalEurope

In a meeting with Vice-President of the European Commission Catherine Ashton, who is visiting Israel, Liberman said: "We will not tolerate this situation for many days."

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