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Posted on: August 25th, 2012

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"Paying tribute to this man who disparaged the U.S.-Israel relationship on Iranian television and empathized with Iran's nuclear weapons program – on top of the history of his hate-filled newsletters – is a national disgrace," the National Jewish Democratic Council said in a statement. Matt Brooks, the director of the Republican Jewish Coalition, said the video tribute was a "small price to pay" for denying Ron Paul a convention speech, and his delegates the opportunity to vote for him – agreements that the Romney campaign apparently extracted in exchange for the tribute.

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Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman with Catherine Ashton, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union. The FM has requested the Quartet's help in ousting PA Presiden Mahmoud Abbas.
 

Posted on: August 23rd, 2012

News & ViewsEye on "Palestine"

Israel’s problem with the Palestinians is that it has not established a clear strategy, or any strategy at all for that matter, regarding its most intimate neighbors, "and that is why we are not leading any course of action except merely responding," argued on Thursday Israel Beitenu leader and Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman.

Former U.S. ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk
 

Posted on: August 23rd, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

Eventually, it became the story of the boy who cried wolf.

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This image appears on the organizer's homepage, with the caption: FOR OBAMA: Mark Alan Siegel – Chairman, Democratic Party/Palm Beach (D), Rabbi Barry Silver – Congregation L’Dor Va-Dor (D). FOR ROMNEY: Alan Bergstein – Jewish Activist (R), former Democrat, Tom Trento – Christian Zionist (R).
 

Posted on: August 23rd, 2012

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Round two in a no-holds barred debate on whether Jews should vote for Obama or Romney for US president took place Wednesday night at the Palm Beach South Jewish Community Center in Boynton Beach, Florida. The joint was jumping: hundreds of people were turned away for lack of space, audience members were shouting, speakers were heckled and interrupted and ugliness prevailed. But unless you were able to squeeze into the room, you'll have to take the word of those who were there. Why and when were cameras barred from the room? According to the panelists, the JCC management knew there were going to be cameras.

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Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

A major rally is planned for August 24 to protest against the Muslim Brotherhood and President Mohamed Morsy.

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Ichilov Hospital Director, Professor Gabi Barbash, under attack for profiling tuberculosis patients.
 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

It appears that the staff members contracted the disease from African patients.

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Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

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WASHINGTON – The same key words and themes will bounce around Jewish events at next week’s Republican convention in Tampa, Fla., and at the Democratic convention in Charlotte, N.C., the week after that: “pro-Israel,” “marriage,” “Jewish vote” and “abortion.”

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Posted on: August 22nd, 2012

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If you are already bored with the US presidential campaign rhetoric, do we have a debate for you!

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Former Shas minister Shlomo Benizri kissing the hand of Shas siritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef.
 

Posted on: August 21st, 2012

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The final say on whether or not Israel will go it alone against Iran's nuclear facilities depends on the two architects of that plan, and on the IAF which will carry it out. It will also depend on the Obama Administration and on whether or not the Saudis and the Gulf states will give their tacit approval. But that same decision will also depend on the approval of a 92-year-old Sefardi Rabbi from Jerusalem, whose thumbs-up or down could kill the plan or give it life.

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Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
 

Posted on: August 21st, 2012

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Boteach: "I treasure the Adelsons’ support. They have been dear friends for a long time and were among the earliest backers of my campaign. Not only are they heroes in the Jewish community for their mega-philanthropy, but they are among the most generous and sophisticated political donors in the country...This donation is a game changer.”

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Yasser Borhami, co-founder of the Salafist Nour Party, believes Jews and Christians are "infidels."
 

Posted on: August 21st, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle East

Here's a story about pots rebuking kettles over the issue of blackness: Al Ahram reported on Monday that the extremist Salafist Nour Party will be sending a delegation to the Sinai Peninsula to "raise religious awareness and combat extremism." Among those going are the Salafist Calling movement’s head Yasser Borhami and its spokesperson Abdel-Moneim El-Shahat, both of whom have made a number of controversial statements in the past.

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Left-wing activists reveal the real reason why they, like their professors, want Ariel Dead. Their signs say (right to left): "Ariel is not Israel," "University for Occupation Sciences," and "Don't let the Settler's State take over the State of Israel."
 

Posted on: August 20th, 2012

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These exulted academic institutions are working in concert to decimate another academic institution, for its original sin of standing 10 miles east of the "green line."

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Israeli Air Force pilots in front of their F 16 fighter-bomber.
 

Posted on: August 19th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

"This is a call for rebellion and it undermines the unity of Israeli society and the values of democracy," declared Labor Party Chairperson Shelly Yachimovich.

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Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini
 

Posted on: August 17th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

Earlier this week, King Goodwill Zwelithini of Zulu accepted the invitation from Israel’s ambassador to South Africa, Dov Segev-Steinberg, to visit Israel early next year, according to the Israeli embassy in Pretoria, despite his government discouraging such visits. The king is a staunch enemy of Inkosi Mangosuthu Buthelezi, a Zulu politician who founded the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP).

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President Shimon Peres on Israel's Channel 2 News Thursday
 

Posted on: August 16th, 2012

News & ViewsMiddle EastIran

President Shimon Peres said Thursday in an interview with Israel's Channel 2 News that Israel alone should not and cannot attack Iran's nuclear facilities. With this statement, Peres has effectively positioned himself in direct opposition to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak (Watch video).

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David Yerushalmi, staunch opponent of Sharia law, is on the SPLC, MPAC and CAP list of "haters."
 

Posted on: August 16th, 2012

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The Center's views have now been stretched so far that, in the name of tolerance and equality, the SPLC is partnering with, on the one hand, a Muslim group whose followers revere and support Hamas and Hezbollah, and a far-left think tank whose writers were spewing accusations of dual loyalty and other anti-Semitic canards just a few months ago.

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Posted on: August 16th, 2012

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So, did the Ryan appointment give Mitt Romeny the predicted 3+ points edge? You bet your hanging chad it did (as of August 15).

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Posted on: August 15th, 2012

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Former president Jimmy Carter, who has garnered much criticism in recent years for his harsh words about Israel, will address the Democratic National Convention in prime time.

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Paul Ryan
 

Posted on: August 15th, 2012

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WASHINGTON – Anointing Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney attached a name and face to his fiscal policy.

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Ministerof Science and Technology Rabbi Professor Daniel Hershkowitz
 

Posted on: August 14th, 2012

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"The zigzaggy conduct of Naftali Bennet is classic opportunism, and the public will judge him for it, his plan is nothing but empty spin,” said on Monday Minister Daniel Hershkowitz, head of the "Jewish Home" Knesset faction. Hershkowitz was referring to the candidacy of MKs Zevulun Arlov and Naftali Bennet, and quoted an opinion piece published last weekend by Mekor Rishon's pundit Sofia Ron-Moria, where she quipped that she "won’t buy a used car from Bennet or Orlov."

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