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Senate Overwhelmingly Endorses ‘Capability’ Red Line on Iran

8 Tishri 5773 – September 24, 2012
The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly endorsed language that sets a red line for Iran "nuclear capability."

“Homeland”, Based on Israeli Show “Hatufim”, Wins Emmy

"Homeland," the Showtime series based on the award winning Israeli series "Hatufim," won the award for best drama series at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday.

Obama Tells ’60 Minutes’ He Tunes Out Netanyahu’s ‘Noise’ (Video)

In his Sunday interview with CBS 60 Minutes, President Barack Obama referred to Prime Minister Netanyahu's relentless pressure regarding the Iranian nuclear threat as "noise" that must be ignored in order for the president to be able to focus on American interests. He also referred to Israel as "one of our closest allies in the region." That's two snubs in one interview (Remember when we used to be THE closest ally?).

Caroline Starkman Is Reunited with her Family

5 Tishri 5773 – September 20, 2012
Rabbi Shmuel Goldin has just posted an announcement on Facebook...

House Members: Holder and Clinton Considering Release of ‘Blind Sheikh’

In a strongly worded letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton, eight members of congress have demanded that a request to release Omar Abdel-Rahman from federal prison be rejected. Abdel-Rahman, known as the “blind sheikh,” inspired the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and is serving a life sentence for his role in a plot to conduct assassinations and destroy bridges, tunnels and other landmarks in New York City.

Netanyahu Bashing Obama’s Appeasement in Campaign Ad Showing Today in Florida

Secure America Now is the organization behind the thirty second ad which shows Netanyahu talking about the over-arching foreign policy issue of our time.

PLO’s Erekat Condemns Romney Remarks on Palestine

In the video, published by American magazine Mother Jones on Tuesday, Romney is seen telling donors that Palestinians have no interest in peace and are committed to the destruction of Israel. "And I look at the Palestinians not wanting to see peace anyway, for political purposes, committed to the destruction and elimination of Israel, and these thorny issues, and I say, 'There's just no way,'" Romney said.

Head of Benghazi Security Committee Quits

The head of the supreme security committee in Benghazi, Libya, quit his position on Wednesday, citing tension between the ministry of interior and the security services.

Shekel Up Against Dollar Post-Rosh Hashanah

3 Tishri 5773 – September 19, 2012
The shekel strengthened against the dollar and euro in trading after the Rosh Hashana holiday. Tel Aviv’s foreign currency exchange market was closed Monday and Tuesday for the Jewish New Year.

AIPAC Praises Obama Prior to Holiday

As America’s election day approaches, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), issued a statement thanking President Obama for his support of Israel.

Ayatollah Launches Submarine as US Conducts Gulf Exercise

Tensions between the US and Iran increased Tuesday, as Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei order the launch of a Tareq-901 submarine and a Sahand navy destroyer into the Persian Gulf Iran as US and allied navies held drills there to practice keeping shipping lanes open.

US Aid to Egypt Blocked by Republican Congress Following Riots

3 Tishri 5773 – September 18, 2012
At last, the violent rallies against the U.S. embassy in Cairo and Egypt’s laxidasical efforts to defend American assets, have yielded a real result.

President Obama’s Rosh Hashanah Greeting (Video)

27 Elul 5772 – September 14, 2012
At sundown this Sunday, the Jewish community here in the United States and all over the world will celebrate the start of the new year. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur mark a time of prayer and self-reflection, and offers Americans of all faiths an opportunity to focus on what unites us instead of what divides us, to work together to make this a more perfect union and to continue the work of repairing the world.

Growing U.S.-Israel Tension Over Iran

26 Elul 5772 – September 12, 2012
JERUSALEM – Barring any scheduling changes during the forthcoming UN General Assembly gathering, President Obama will not formally meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York. This follows Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s rejection of Netanyahu’s demand that the U.S. and its Western allies deliver a red line ultimatum to the Iranian regime regarding their escalating nuclear weapons program.

Orthodox Leaders Fear Precedent Of Gov’t Intervention On Bris Rite

The New York City Board of Health was scheduled to vote this Thursday (two days after this issue went to press) on a measure requiring parents to sign a consent waiver before allowing a mohel to perform metzitzah b’peh, or oral suctioning, on their infants.

Israel Ranked World’s 2nd Most Educated Country

According to a new study released Tuesday, Israel is the world’s second most educated country, after Canada.

Amid Fears of a Breakdown in Ties, Obama and Netanyahu Speak for an Hour...

In an unexpected, late-night announcement, the White House denied the reports that Obama had rejected Netanyahu's request for a meeting.

New Campaign Aims to Find Rightful Heirs in North America Of 60,000 Unclaimed Holocaust...

24 Elul 5772 – September 10, 2012
The Hashava Company, established by the Israeli Knesset to locate heirs of Holocaust victims entitled to assets currently held in Israel, is set to embark on a campaign in the United States and Canada to find rightful heirs of more than 60,000 unclaimed Holocaust assets.

Jewish Agency Provides Emergency Assistance to Netivot Families whose Homes Were Damaged By Rocket...

The emergency funding is provided through the Jewish Agency’s Fund for the Victims of Terror and will be transferred before Rosh Hashanah.

Edon, ‘America’s Got Talent’ Semifinalist, Getting Free Kipahs

A New Jersey store reportedly is sending free yarmulkes to Edon Pinchot, the kipah-wearing former contestant on "America’s Got Talent."

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