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Netanyahu Dissolves the Knesset, Announces Early Elections

24 Tishri 5773 – October 9, 2012
The prime minister announced his intention to hold elections in early 2013, after concluding that he could not pass a "responsible budget." He told the nation on Tuesday night: "I decided the good of the State of Israel requires elections now, and as soon as possible."

Netanyahu May Announce Early Elections Tonight

Following meetings with the heads of the parties in the coalition, Prime Minister Netanyahu will be holding a press conference at 8 PM in...

Bibi May Call For Early Elections In February

19 Tishri 5773 – October 4, 2012
JERUSALEM – Faced with the prospect of not having enough votes within his own coalition to ensure passage of the 2013 national budget, as well as a growing political rift with his defense minister, Ehud Barak, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly considering moving up next year’s parliamentary elections from October to February.

Speculations: Israeli Elections Moved Up to February

18 Tishri 5773 – October 3, 2012
The Israeli press has been featuring several leaks from Netanyahu's inner circle on Tuesday and Wednesday regarding the approaching declaration of a February vote, although an official declaration is yet to made. "We will make a decision by the opening of the winter session" of the Knesset, Netanyahu said on Tuesday. The winter session will start in two weeks.

Universal Education or Universal Competence?

22 Elul 5772 – September 9, 2012
Politicians take for granted that education is the road to empowerment and equality. Obama has read poems off his teleprompter about the wonders of education as the only means of ensuring "our" children's future. There is nothing revolutionary about that. Every politician takes it for granted that education means empowerment. But does it really?

How to Retire When You Don’t Have Enough Money

12 Elul 5772 – August 30, 2012
Whatever the reason, if you reach retirement age and you see that you are not going to have enough money for your anticipated needs, what should you do?

Box Of Chocolates

5 Elul 5772 – August 22, 2012
The other night, after having a truly bad day where nothing seemed to go right, I jokingly changed my Facebook status to “I have had one of those awful, miserable, terrible days! And there is NO chocolate in the house!”

Jewish Reaction To Romney VP Pick Divides Along Ideological Lines

28 Av 5772 – August 15, 2012
WASHINGTON – Anointing Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney attached a name and face to his fiscal policy.

Is Ryan Good for the Jews? Make that ‘Are the Jews...

25 Av 5772 – August 13, 2012
The selection of Paul Ryan, with his proposals for a trimmed-down federal budget, may not bode well for the Republican ticket among Jewish voters. And since Florida is the largest of the swing states, its Jewish voters will have a huge impact on the presidential election. On the other hand, the "Israel first" Jewish voters, after three years of constant conflict between Obama and Netanyahu, are not likely to stick with the president. Finally, what does it mean when Romney concedes the independents at the center and pick a VP to the right of him politically?

Special Report: Bibi Outmaneuvered Obama, Funded Settlements After Freeze

12 Av 5772 – July 30, 2012
Though the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instituted an unprecedented 10 month building freeze in Judea and Samaria due to pressure by the US beginning in November 2009, an Israeli business newspaper report shows that financial support for Jewish communities leaped a whopping 38% the following year.

Despite Fervent Objections by All Seven ‘Green Line’ Universities, Ariel U....

28 Tammuz 5772 – July 18, 2012
The 11-2 vote came despite vehement opposition from the country's other seven universities.

On the Eve of Yom HaShoah, Israel’s Government Increases Holocaust Survivors’...

26 Nisan 5772 – April 17, 2012
On the eve of Yom HaShoah, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet on Tuesday adopted the recommendation of the Prime Minister, Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz,...

Canada Shuts Down Organization Supporting B’Tzelem

23 Nisan 5772 – April 14, 2012
The website Shalom Toronto reports that Canada's foreign office will close down the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic development, which two years...

Find A Solution – But Not On My Cheshbon

25 Shevat 5772 – February 17, 2012
If certain elements of the charedi community have issues with the way women dress, let them figure out a way to alleviate their obvious spiritual and mental distress in a way that does not encroach on other people’s rights. It's their problem - they need to resolve it, instead of demanding that a huge segment of society change their lives and the way they do things just to accommodate them.

Obama Seeks Continued Funding of UNESCO, Despite Recognition of ‘Palestine’

24 Shevat 5772 – February 16, 2012
"The Department of State intends to work with Congress to seek legislation that would provide authority to waive restrictions on paying the U.S. assessed contributions to UNESCO," says a footnote in the budget that the White House submitted to Congress this month.

Barak: Iran is Yet to Reach the Point of No Return

The first Israeli reaction to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's last night's nuclear dog and pony show is - It's not quite that bad yet.

Israeli Cabinet Approves Free Education for Children Aged Three and Over

14 Tevet 5772 – January 9, 2012
New law passed in a 21-8 vote.

Massive US Defense Bill Includes Biggest-Ever Iran Sanctions

6 Tevet 5772 – January 1, 2012
After months of threatening to impose harsh sanctions on Iran, US President Barack Obama signed into law tough embargos aimed at Iran’s central bank and financial sector.

US OKs Unprecedented Amount for Israeli Missile Defense

27 Kislev 5772 – December 23, 2011
The US House and Senate committee on Appropriations has approved a budget doubling aid to Israel for the David’s Sling and Arrow 3 anti-ballistic medium-to-long range air defense systems.

EU Surge in Aid to PA Despite Economic Crisis

3 Kislev 5772 – November 29, 2011
Despite a dire economic crisis throughout Europe, the European Parliament (EP) has just decided to increase the budget for aid given to the Palestinian Authority (PA) by €100 million – a 30 percent increase over previous years.

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