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Romney Schedules Jerusalem Fundraiser by End of Tisha B’Av Fast

23 Tammuz 5772 – July 13, 2012
"It wasn't really a gaffe," says Jonny Daniels, a leading Republican political strategist in Israel. "They knew what the day was, but they were looking for the correct time and circumstance to do it. Instead it ended up seeming like a big dinner, but that's not really what it is."

Nadler Pushes to Keep Families Seated Together on Commercial Flights

23 Tammuz 5772 – July 12, 2012
Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, introduced legislation to help keep families seated together on commercial...

The Eagles Have Landed

The third flight since June 18 brought 229 Jews home on the “wings of eagles” from New York’s JFK airport. The new Israelis – young and old, singles and large families – were greeted with tears and warm embraces from family members, as well as songs and a celebratory, 800-people welcoming ceremony organized by Nefesh b’Nefesh and its partners.

NJDC Removes Adelson Petition

The National Jewish Democratic Council, citing peace among Jewish groups, has taken down a petition calling on Republicans not to accept money from Sheldon Adelson, stating: "…we regret the concern that this campaign has caused. And in the interest of shalom bayit, we are going to take down our petition today." The Jewish Federations of North America, the Anti-Defamation League, the Republican Jewish Coalition and Alan Dershowitz called the allegations unconscionable, noting that all had yet to be proven.

US Haredi Group Facing Uphill Battle Making Up for Poor Secular Education

22 Tammuz 5772 – July 11, 2012
“Fourteen hours a day in yeshiva but [a student] doesn’t learn a single word of English, math, history, science, geography, music art, nothing, nothing, nothing.”

Florida DNC Member Resigns over Leaked Anti-Israel Emails

20 Tammuz 5772 – July 10, 2012
Evelyn Garcia: "I deeply resent U.S. taxpayer funds being used to continue Israeli aggression, (yes, confiscating other peoples' land and building illegal settlements is aggression), not to mention ‘incursions’ that kill PEOPLE, destroy civilian homes and infrastructure all over, mass concentration prison camps, etc, etc, etc.”

State Dept. Objects to Levy Committee’s Legalizing Outposts

The State Dept. press director Patrick Ventrell said, "We’ve seen the reports ... but we do not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity."

Barney Frank Weds Lover in Massachusetts

18 Tammuz 5772 – July 8, 2012
Jewish Democratic Congressman from Massachusetts Barney Frank, 72, wed his male partner of five years, carpenter James Ready, 42, in a private ceremony on...

To the Chagrin of Some Jews, Presbyterians Denounce Divestment – #BDSFail

16 Tammuz 5772 – July 6, 2012
Once again, the BDS movement did not have a victory to claim. But we must not ignore Jewish organizations and individuals dreaming of strangling Israel's economy.

Visit To Israel Gives Romney Chance To Shore Up Foreign Policy Credibility

15 Tammuz 5772 – July 4, 2012
WASHINGTON – Mitt Romney’s announced trip to Israel, at the height of his campaign to wrest the presidency from Barack Obama, could be a twofer, drawing closer two critical constituencies: evangelicals and foreign policy hawks.

Southern Comfort for Orthodox and Reform Campers on the Fourth

When a Reform summer camp in Mississippi invited an Orthodox summer camp for a Fourth of July celebration, the get-together became national Jewish news. The onslaught of publicity caught both camps off-guard. One camp director explained that in the deep South, Jewish camps offers a place where Jewish campers “get to be in the majority instead of the minority.”

Brooklyn DA Blames Israel for Mondrowitz Scandal

12 Tammuz 5772 – July 2, 2012
If there’s any story inside the Jewish community that closely parallels the sexual abuse cover-up inside the Catholic Church, it’s the story of Avrohom Mondrowitz.

iVoteIsrael Making Registration a Cinch for US Expats

A new movement to register American expatriates in Israel to vote in the US elections aims to encourage them to cast their ballots for the good of Israel.

13 Dead in Mid-Atlantic Storms, 3 Million Without Power

11 Tammuz 5772 – July 1, 2012
A series of violent storms sweeping the mid-Atlantic region have left 13 dead and three million people without power in oppressive summer heat.

Wife’s Attorney: Guma Aguiar’s Disappearance Staged

The day after the disappearance, a police spokesman told reporters that Aguiar got into the boat alone, “but that’s not to say he didn’t meet up with anyone.” Now the attorney for Guma Aguiar's wife is saying that the Brazilian born billionaire could have staged his own disappearance to flee his marital and financial problems.

Hey, Look, Ma, It’s an Anti-Semitic, Mentally-Deranged Elmo!

9 Tammuz 5772 – June 28, 2012
Jews are the least of Elmo's problems. Four days after a man dressed in an Elmo suit was forcibly ejected from Central Park for spewing anti-Semitic propaganda, an article revealed his frightening past. “I hate those [women],” he told a news reporter in 1999.

Survey: Israelis Split over U.S. Role in Reaching Peace

The 2012 B'nai B'rith World Center Survey on Contemporary Israeli Attitudes Toward Diaspora Jewry also found that an overwhelming majority of Israeli Jews disagree with calls on American Jewry to "boycott the settlements," while thirteen percent support such a boycott. And 51 percent of respondents said that “encouraging Aliya” is the best government response to anti-Semitism.

Chief Justice Roberts Saves Obamacare

Chief Justice John Roberts joined the Democrat-appointed justices to rule 5-4 that Congress has the power to impose the healthcare mandate under its power to levy taxes.

Video: Anti-Semitic Elmo Ejected from Central Park

7 Tammuz 5772 – June 27, 2012
A man in an Elmo costume was ejected from Central Park and hospitalized after going on an anti-Semitic rant in the middle of the...

Former 5th Av. Synagogue President Returns $410 Million to Madoff Victims

6 Tammuz 5772 – June 26, 2012
As president of Manhattan's Fifth Avenue Synagogue, Merkin introduced Madoff to members like Mort Zuckerman and Elie Wiesel, who together took "a $2 billion bloodbath."

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