US Jewry’s cherished values

By CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST— Decades ago, the sociographer Milton Himmelfarb coined the aphorism that “American Jews earn like Episcopalians and vote like Puerto Ricans.” And his words ring as true today as ever. Surveys show that roughly 70 percent of American Jews intend to cast their ballots for President Barack Obama’s reelection next month. Himmelfarb’s…

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Ryan, Biden trade barbs on Iran in US VP debate

By JPOST— The Iranian nuclear issue featured prominently in the US vice presidential debate Thursday, with Vice President Joe Biden and Republican challenger Paul Ryan trading barbs over the administration’s handling of the threats posed by the Islamic Republic. Republican Mitt Romney’s climb in polls since US President Barack Obama’s poor showing in their first…

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Iran's Mullahs blame Mahmoud

By ILAN BERMAN, WSJ EUROPE— You’ve got to feel a little sorry for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. With his nuclear brinksmanship and inflammatory public rhetoric, Iran’s firebrand president is accustomed to hogging the international spotlight. But recent days have seen him making news for a different reason entirely. Ahmadinejad is now fighting for his political life against…

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IRGC: Drone photographed Dimona reactor

By RONI SHAKED, YNET— Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps is claiming that the drone that infiltrated Israeli airspace over the weekend completed its mission and photographed the Dimona reactor, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Thursday. “The unmanned aircraft managed to photograph the Israeli atomic reactor in Dimona in its smallest details,” Al-Arabiya’s senior correspondent Najat Mohammed Ali said.…

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The Obama doctrine exposed

By DANIEL GREENFIELD, FRONTPAGE— On Monday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney took President Obama to task for his administration’s disastrous handling of American foreign policy, which has had catastrophic consequences — most recently in the form of the heinous attacks against our embassies in Libya and Egypt. To understand what happened in Benghazi or in…

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Abbas's plan to steal local elections

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH, GATESTONE— After repeated delays, Palestinians in the West Bank are scheduled to hold local elections on October 20 for 245 village councils and 98 municipalities. In recent weeks, the Fatah leadership has been working hard to ensure that its candidates win the local elections. Since the first free and democratic Palestinian…

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Netanyahu calls early elections 'as soon as possible'

By GIL HOFFMAN, JPOST— Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced early elections on Tuesday evening, saying they must be held “as soon as possible.” In a televised press conference, Netanyahu said that following meetings with coalition partners earlier in the day, he had come to the conclusion that the current Knesset would not be possible to…

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Romney: US should be more assertive in Mideast

By YITZHAK BENHORIN, YNET— Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney assailed President Barack Obama’s foreign policy in a speech Monday, saying the risk of conflict in the Middle East has grown under the president’s leadership. With his speech at the Virginia Military Institute, Romney hoped to undo a string of foreign policy stumbles, taking aim at…

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