Barack Obama’s job approval among American voters drops to a new low, a negative 38 – 57 percent… American voters give the president a negative 40 – 48 percent approval for his handling of the situation in Iran. Voters are divided on the latest agreement to limit Iran’s nuclear weapons, with 44 percent supporting the agreement and 46 percent opposed… The agreement makes America less safe, voters say 45 – 37 percent. – Quinnipiac
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Police are investigating after an aspiring fashion design student was assaulted by a group of over a dozen men in Brooklyn, leaving him with a broken eye socket and a torn retina. The 22-year-old victim, Taj Patterson, says he was out with friends in Williamsburg, Brooklyn Dec. 1 when a group of 15 to 20 men he described as Hasidic Jews wearing religious garb approached him.
Opposition to the Quebec Charter of Values continues to grow across the province, as several towns and universities say they will refuse to implement the proposed ban on religious clothing and symbols. The council of Hampstead — a suburb of Montreal — passed a unanimous resolution Monday saying the town will simply defy the charter if it becomes law. See Video Report
Notice the age of those throwing the deadly rocks on innocent by-passers:
U.S. President Barack Obama says that the international community should allow Iran a ‘dignified’ path to resolve the ongoing dispute over its nuclear program and that it would allow Iran to keep nuclear enrichment capabilities. See Video Here
Mediaite: Shepard Smith is truly just one of the most entertaining and interesting newsmen on cable news today, and he proved it once again today when he just randomly, for no explicable reason, just walked through the set of The Five (Fox News) holding a menorah. During the final segment of the show, Smith just walked right in as Perino was sharing a little light-hearted story about an Air Force flash mob. Smith said he was just putting a menorah away. Sure, Shep. That’s exactly what you were doing. See Video Here
[Audio at the Bottom] Carl Paladino, who is mulling a re-match against Gov. Andrew Cuomo next fall, is still angry about an incident during his failed 2010 bid during which he stood with Orthodox Jewish leaders in Brooklyn and pledged to “oppose the homosexual agenda” – especially same-sex marriage – and said children should not be “brainwashed” into believing that being gay is acceptable.
The appointment of William Bratton as New York City’s next Police was welcomed by Agudath Israel of America as “a reassuring step at an apprehensive moment.”
“Mr. Bratton’s previous tenure as NYPD Commissioner, as well as his years as Los Angeles’s top cop, were marked by significant declines in crime rates,” said Rabbi Chaim Dovid Zwiebel, Agudath Israel’s executive vice president. “He is experienced and smart, and has an excellent track record of working closely with the Jewish community.”
First Bibi Netanyahu speaks. Then John Kerry addresses “Mr. Prime Minister my friend Bibi.”
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A Local TV Station Reports: Students from the Dos Pueblos High School engineering academy in Goleta teamed up with the co-founder of Emmoco to create a smart menorah. Cody Kaufer came up with the idea just seven weeks ago. With the help of other students, Kaufer and Bob Frankel, who runs a company that uses smartphones to control things, made the idea a reality. The menorah was completed just in time for the 34th annual Chanukah in the Mall celebration at La Cumbre Plaza in Santa Barbara. See Video Here
Gerry Franciosa is disgusted by the hurtful mail someone sent to his wife Tuesday. The sender is anonymous. On a post-it note it reads, “Very comical. It is what you are. Go to Israel.” The note came in response to a letter-to-the-editor Gerry’s wife wrote in the Palm Beach Post. She had expressed her disappointment over the menorah lighting ceremony last Wednesday. She claims it did not keep with Jewish tradition. City Commissioner Adam Frankel, who is Jewish, agrees the ceremony was mishandled. See Video Here