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From October Surprise to ‘Never Mind’

No matter your presidential preference Comey’s “never mind” letter to Congress about the discovery of more emails on Weiner’s computer casts doubt on his judgment and the probity of the investigation

Consumer Confidence in Israel at -15%, on Upward Trend Since October 2015

Israel's consumer confidence is among the lowest in OECD countries, but in most of these countries, other than in Sweden, Denmark and Finland, consumer confidence has been negative.

205 Experts Polled: Hamas, PLO Likely to Split October Municipal Elections

Less than a majority of respondents believe that the scheduled local elections are important; the rest believe that they are somewhat important or not important. Only 47% are confident the elections will be held as scheduled.

Have You Made A Difference In Someone’s Life?

A rose that I picked from our garden to enhance the beauty of our sukkah is so exquisite that visitors remarked that they didn’t realize it was “real” until they noticed the water in the vase.

Rejected by Voters, Meridor Contemplating Run for Jerusalem Mayor

An initiative of some members of the Jerusalem Likud branch could help keep soon-to-be-former MK Dan Meridor gainfully employed: The Begin Heritage Group, led...

The Final Deaths of the Mumbai Massacre

When police asked Kasab, 21 at the time, what he understood about jihad, he told them, "it [Jihad] is about killing and getting killed and becoming famous." "Come, kill and die after a killing spree. By this one will become famous and will also make Allah proud."

Romney and Obama, Live From the Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner

Yishai presents audio from the Albert E. Smith foundation featuring both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Don't miss it!

‘Cheat the Reaper’ Event

The RASG Hebrew Academy staged “Cheat the Reaper,” on October 30. The program is an award-winning effort to alert high school students about the hazards of both drinking and driving and texting and driving.

Israeli Company Featured at World’s Largest Military Expo

One of the world’s largest land warfare expos featured Israeli company Al-Sorag from Moshav Emunin this year as one of the participants, being handpicked by the AUSA (Association of the United States Army).

Daniel Pipes: Superficiality Reigns Before the Election

It happens every four years, as U.S. presidential elections roll around: I feel like a stranger. That's because news reports blare out what's not of interest: trivial statistics (171,000 jobs added in October; jobless rate up 0.1 percent to 7.9 percent), biographical irrelevancies (claims that Romney outsourced jobs to other countries when at Bain Capital), and forgettable gaffes (Obama saying that "Voting is the best revenge"). This limited discussion misses the main points.

Russian Satellite Helps Iran Bypass Sanctions

After the Europeans pulled the plug on Iranian satellite transmissions because of the sanctions against Iran, Iranian stations are back on the air. The Iranians...

Romney Sweeps Ex-Pat Vote in Israel, ‘I Vote Israel’ Delivers 20-25% of All Overseas...

In the last week of October, I Vote Israel has sent some 80 thousand ballots, weighing 500 lbs., to the U.S. embassy in Tel-Aviv.

Life Beyond Politics

The coming winter is going to be a hot one. The smell of it is already wafting through the national-religious community, which for some time now has been in the middle of an unprecedentedly egotistical primaries campaign. For those who have had enough of advertisements saying how great one candidate is and how problematic another, here is a story about two national-religious pioneers in Judea and Samaria, one a fighter in the army and the other a fighter in the public sphere. Just a reminder that there is life beyond egocentric political campaigns.

The Nation of Islam Discovers Scientology

The Nation of Islam's historic role as a bridge between American blacks and Islam ended in 1975 when W. Deen Mohammed followed his father, Elijah Muhammad, as leader of the Nation and immediately disavowed his father's folk religion, bringing his followers to normative Islam, the Islam of the Middle East. From then on, despite the theatrics of Louis Farrakhan, the Nation has been in a long downward trajectory. Now comes evidence, thanks to Tony Ortega in the Village Voice and Eliza Gray in The New Republic, of a jaw-dropping turn by Farrakhan, 79, to Scientology; as Gray's subtitle puts it, "America's two weirdest sects join forces."

Israel Deports Estelle Infiltrators

Israel deported 15 international protesters arrested for trying to infiltrate an Israeli security zone set up around Gaza with their flotilla, Estelle.

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