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15 Kislev 5773 – November 29, 2012
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Good Morning, We’re Having a Palestinian State and Israel Kind of Approves

14 Kislev 5773 – November 28, 2012
Israel no longer intends to dismantle the Oslo Accords if Abbas goes through with his UN gambit.

Rebbetzin Devorah, Wife of Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Aide Rabbi Yehuda, Laid to Rest

12 Kislev 5773 – November 26, 2012
Rebbetzin Devorah Krinsky, wife of chief aide to the late Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, passed away on Friday night at the age of 74.

US Pediatrician Group Says: Give Morning-After-Pill Prescriptions to Underage Patients

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on Monday urged American pediatricians to provide prescriptions for post-intercourse contraception to underage patients, as well as making them aware of the ability to take medications to prevent pregnancy even after engaging in sex.

Jewish Toy Store Owner Donates $10,000 Worth of Toys to Sandy Victims

Toys to Discover, a Jewish-owned toy store on 18th Avenue in Borough Park gave away over $10,000 worth of toys to children affected by hurricane Sandy.

NY Jewish Boroughs Voted Romney

An analysis of a recent New York Times article examining the presidential voting trends of all the New York precincts determined that almost all Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods voted for Republican candidate Mitt Romney over Democratic incumbent Barack Obama.

Egypt’s Morsi Hailed ‘Power Broker’

8 Kislev 5773 – November 22, 2012
International media are touting the Israel-Hamas ceasefire agreement as a political boon for Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, saying the brokering of the deal has made the new president a “major regional player”.

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Netanyahu Accepted a Ceasefire with ‘No Assassinations’ Clause

8 Kislev 5773 – November 21, 2012
Clinton made no mention of Hamas in her short speech, referring only to PA president Mahmoud Abbas.

RCA Delegation Visits Communities Hit by Hamas

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.

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