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Washington – U.S. Makes Massive Reduction To Joint Military Exercise With Israel

September 1, 2012 at 11:53 PM
Washington - The United States has reduced the size of a joint military exercise with Israel that was originally billed as being of unprecedented size, TIME Magazine reported Friday, citing "well-placed sources in both countries." The reduction, although officially attributed to budgetary restrictions, was put into the context of Washington's opposition to a military attack on Iran's nuclear...

Tampa, FL – Republicans Paints A Nation On Brink, Dems See Rebound

September 1, 2012 at 11:06 PM
Tampa, FL - Listening to Republicans, a vote for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan is imperative to save the nation. "The republic of Washington and Jefferson is now in danger of becoming the democracy of debt and despair," Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul told delegates at the GOP convention delegates this past week. "Our great nation is coming apart at the seams." He was one of many Republican speakers...

Israel – Tzohar Rabbis To Run For Chief Rabbi Positions

September 1, 2012 at 10:48 PM
Israel - The national-religious rabbinical association Tzohar fired off a new round in its war with the Chief Rabbinate by announcing that it was beginning a process to present candidates from the organization to stand in elections for the two chief rabbi positions. The elections will take place in six months. Tzohar has frequently taken issue with the rabbinate’s approach to the general...

Berlin – Berliners March to Show Solidarity with German’s Jewish Community

September 1, 2012 at 10:37 PM
Berlin, Germany - Following a vicious beating last week by four Arab teens in downtown Berlin against 53-year-old Rabbi Daniel Alter, hundreds of young Jews, Christians and Muslims organized in Berlin today to protest religious intolerance. At the “night of religions” event, all protestors wore yarmulkes as a show of unity with the Jewish community according to DW.De (http://bit.ly/RyKnI4)...

Jefferson City, MO – Karl Rove Said To Apologize For Joke About Todd Akin Being Murdered

September 1, 2012 at 10:19 PM
Jefferson City, MO - Republican strategist Karl Rove has apologized to Congressman Todd Akin after joking about the Missouri Senate candidate being murdered. Akin campaign adviser Rick Tyler told The Associated Press that Akin accepted Rove's apology during a phone call Friday. A Rove spokesman didn't return messages Friday from the AP. Bloomberg Businessweek's website had quoted Rove as...

Israel – Netanyahu Accused Of Using Gas Money To Fund Settlers, Charedim

September 1, 2012 at 09:54 PM
Israel - Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu faced a fresh political assault on Saturday, fueled by a hike in gasoline prices-  already the third-highest in the world after Norway and Turkey according to a Bloomberg survey - to a record national high. Labor party leader Shelly Yacimovich said Saturday that Netanyahu and Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz were to blame for the price hike. "The...

Boston – Poll: Romney’s Likeability Improves Post-Convention

September 1, 2012 at 09:41 PM
Boston - Mitt Romney emerged from the Republican convention with an overall improvement in his image among voters but no significant change in the number who say they will vote for him, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday. Republicans nominated Romney on Thursday after three days of testimonials from friends, relatives and supporters, many aimed at showing the candidate in a...

New York – Staten Island DA Tapped as Special Prosecutor for Vito Lopez Probe

September 1, 2012 at 09:24 PM
New York - A special prosecutor has been appointed to probe a powerful Democratic party boss, New York Assemblyman Vito Lopez, who is accused of sexually harassing young women on his staff. Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan was named Friday to examine allegations leveled by a string of women against Lopez, whose leadership of the Democratic Party of Kings County has made him a...

Jerusalem – 3 Hurt in Chareidi-Arab Rock Fight

September 1, 2012 at 08:55 PM
Jerusalem - Three people were injured during a rock-throwing fracas in Jerusalem Saturday afternoon that started when a group of haredim began throwing rocks at the Arab neighborhood of Shuafat. Police arrested three haredim, two youth and one adult, for throwing rocks. According to police, about 20 haredim gathered on the ridge above Ramat Shlomo that looks out over Shuafat on Saturday...

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