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RCA Delegation Visits Communities Hit by Hamas

7 Kislev 5773 – November 21, 2012
A delegation of 20 rabbis from across North America arrived in Israel yesterday to tour areas of Southern Israel as part of an emergency solidarity mission of the Rabbinical Council of America.

US Blocks UN Security Council Statement Condemning Israel

The United States on Tuesday blocked a U.N. Security Council statement condemning violence between Israel and Gaza, calling the statement a “fail[ure] to address the root cause” of the battle, namely missile attacks by Hamas.

Hundreds of NY Homes to Be Torn Down After Sandy

4 Kislev 5773 – November 18, 2012
Hundreds of homes damaged beyond repair during Hurricane Sandy will be readied for demolition by New York City workers according to an article in the New York Times.

As Horrific Images Outrage the Globe, Israeli Ambassador Explains Cynical Goals

In an interview with PBS NewsHour's Ray Suarez, Israel Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren explained the explosion of images circulating around the world, allegedly showing dead Gazan children "targeted" by Israeli air strikes.

State Dept. Cites 12,000 Rockets in 12 Years as Justification for Israel’s Choice of...

2 Kislev 5773 – November 16, 2012
"They have a right to self-defense."

Pentagon Defends Operation Pillar of Defense

1 Kislev 5773 – November 14, 2012
Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Warren issued a statement on behalf of the United States backing Israel's decision to conduct targeted attacks against sources of terror against civilians in the south of the country.

Jewish GOPers Ponder Party’s Future Course In Wake Of Romney Defeat

WASHINGTON – The Republican Party as a whole is reconsidering how it might have done better in an election that saw the party fail to win the White House and suffer modest losses in Congress, and Jewish Republicans and conservatives are coming forward with their own insights.

Democrat Senator-Elect Simcha Felder Will Caucus with Republicans

His move leaves Senate Democrats with a 32-31 majority come January. Two races have not been decided yet, and the Democrats are leading in both.

Jerusalem Hospital Offering Free Treatment For Hurricane Sandy Trauma

As residents of areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy struggle to pick up the pieces, Americans and their Israeli loved ones thousands of miles away from the aftermath are getting free emotional and psychological support to cope with the disaster thanks to experts at Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center.

J Street Boasting of Defeating Israel’s Friends, But its Relevance Is Questionable

28 Heshvan 5773 – November 12, 2012
Given President Obama's win and victories of many of their candidates, a reasonable morning-after position for J Street would be quiet satisfaction, or even – why not? – gleeful rejoicing. But J Street, which has rarely met a critic of Israel it didn't like, instead tried to promote itself as an integral part of the campaign, a driving wind propelling Democratic victories. So eager to claim a starring role, J Street released details of several exit polls they commissioned which, upon examination, tell far more about how little J Street matters.

Israel GDP Expected to Grow More than US’s in Next 50 Years

Israel’s gross domestic product is expected to grow at a much higher annual rate than the United States for the next 48 years, according to a report by the OECD.

Iran Holds Massive Air Defense Drill

As rocket barrages assault southern Israel, Iran launched its own air operations Monday, in the form of massive air defense drills.

Obama Renews “State of Emergency” Against Iran

26 Heshvan 5773 – November 11, 2012
President Obama on Friday renewed America's 33-year-old state of emergency against Iran.

Israeli Aid Missions Providing Relief to Hurricane Sandy Victims

24 Heshvan 5773 – November 9, 2012
The 12-person delegation will be offering rescue, rehabilitation, and communal resource services to New York residents of Far Rockaway and Long Beach, as well as the Atlantic City-Margate area along the Jersey Shore. They will also be identifying areas with vulnerable populations and allocating resources to older people and families with young children who have suffered significant damages to their homes and have no power.

His Brooklyn Home Destroyed by Sandy, Singer Mordechai Ben David Is Making Aliyah (Video)

24 Heshvan 5773 – November 8, 2012
Only three days ago, popular singer and songwriter Mordechai Ben David shot and distributed a video depicting the destruction of his neighborhood, Sea Gate, at southwestern tip of Brooklyn, NY, in an effort to raise awareness—and donations—to rebuild this thriving Jewish community.

Puerto Rico, Not Israel, May Soon Become the 51st State

Puerto Rico voted in favor of full U.S. statehood.

New Jewish Mayor of San Diego Has Dubious Record on Israel

Filner is one of a growing list of Jewish politicians who have been embraced by J Street.

Will Simcha Felder Save NY Republicans from Extinction?

New York’s Republican party has little to celebrate Thursday, seemingly close to losing control of the state Senate in addition to losing the state for the presidential election.

Jewish Support for Obama Dropped, Just Not Far Enough

23 Heshvan 5773 – November 7, 2012
According to the RJC, there was an increase by nearly 50% of the number of Jews choosing the Republican candidate to run this country.

Sandy’s Wrath Spurs Comprehensive Jewish Community Response

NEW YORK—Hurricane Sandy stormed into New York and New Jersey with unmitigated force, carrying death and destruction, disrupting lives, and devastating neighborhoods in America’s most densely populated regions – which happen to be home to some of the country’s largest Jewish populations.

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