France has seen a 100 percent increase in anti-Semitism attacks, despite their country having a large population of Jewish people.
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The United Kingdom will be having general elections for their parliament in May, right after Israel finishes up its own elections. Many question how this will affect Britain’s relationship with Israel. One possibility seems to hold great danger for British-Israeli relations. And it’s not the one you think.
Ed Miliband is the Labour leader and, as such, just may become the next British Prime Minister. At first glance this would seem to be a blessing to British-Israeli relations, but he has never come forth as the champion of Israel we need at this time.
The issue of women’s representation on the party list has been a point of contention amongst the parties. Surveys have investigated this issue at depth with varied conclusions. What is clear is that the women’s vote is a volatile dynamic that could have drastic effects on the outcome of the elections.
A recent survey done by Channel 2 investigated this further, and it included Charedi respondents.
On Tuesday, the Jewish community’s foreign policy will consider dropping the threshold for entry from two-thirds of the vote to 55 percent and reducing the minimum requirement from 75 percent to two-thirds.Currently there are more than 50 member organizations.
Gov. Scott Walker said Monday he would likely take a trade mission this year to Israel, a move that could spur interest from key constituencies and donors as the Republican governor considers a run for president, according to the Journal Sentinel.
“I haven’t got a date yet, but I’ve had multiple requests to go so we’ll probably try to find a way,” Walker told reporters after a Capitol ceremony celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.
After kicking off his bid to become Britain’s next prime minister, Labour leader Ed Miliband reached out to Jewish voters by describing himself as a “friend of Israel,” amid concerns about his bona fidas supporting the state of his heritage following his opposition to the summertime operation in Gaza.
Miliband criticized Israel’s operation against Hamas in Gaza as “unacceptable and unjustifiable”. He also criticized Prime Minister David Cameron, suggesting he had been too timid in his response to Israel’s actions.
In a post penned for The Jewish Chronicle, British Prime Minister David Cameron described how sickened he has been by recent instances of anti-Semitism, and vowed to protect the Jewish community in Britain against any attacks of hate.
“The idea that the Jewish people once again feels unsafe in Europe is a truly sickening thought that strikes at the heart of everything we stand for,” Cameron wrote.
(By Ruben Diaz Jr., Bronx Borough President). The people of the United States have stood strong with the people of Israel from the day that country was founded in 1947. As the only democracy in the Middle East, and as our key ally in the fight against terrorism, Israel holds a special place in the hearts and minds of Americans.
This is especially true in New York City, which has shared a unique and significant relationship with the Jewish people and the state of Israel for decades.
Speaking to NY1, Dias stated that Latinos and Jews have very much in common; not to mention his strong support of Israel, that were reflected in his public statements and appearances since elected to office.
A special survey conducted by the company “Motagin – Yifat Gat” for “Press Line” reveals how bad the data has been about the voting habits of the Charedi community and how it is a sector with very specific voting habits.
The survey was conducted among 501 respondents aged 18 and over from the ultra-Orthodox community who state that they are Charedi and for proof of that fact they said they are careful to eat only strictly kosher Mehadrin and do not rely on normal kashrut.
“This bill removes the President’s waiver authority that has delayed this important action, and requires official government documents to reflect this recognition by identifying Jerusalem as Israel’s capital,” Cruz said in a statement.
According to Politico, with the loss of Jewish Politician, Eric Cantor, the pro-Israel donors are worrying about their issues being discussed. They intend to enforce the pro-Israel consensus it helped build within the party over the past two decades.
When we choose our political representatives, there are many factors to take into account. A politician can no longer claim that his private life is off-limits. His function precludes that since his private life is part of his job description. Also, it may no longer be valid to say that bygones should be bygones.
A politician is always held accountable for his past. These are some of the points that are being contended in the fury surrounding Stephen Joseph Scalise the current United States House of Representatives Majority Whip and representative for Louisiana’s 1st congressional district.
Jews in America have always been overwhelmingly liberal and Democrat. That is a truth that political careers have been made and broken on. That truth is changing slowly, as it is for the rest of Americans.
In a recent Gallup poll, from a high of 71% of Jews who self-identified as being Democrat, that number was seen to drop to 61%, a significant and surprising change. Though it reflects national trend, it is more marked amongst Jews.
(AP). Republican Sen. Rand Paul is introducing a bill that would immediately halt U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority until it withdraws its bid to join the International Criminal Court to pursue war-crimes charges against Israel.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ turn to the international court at The Hague marked a major policy shift and transformed his relations with Israel from strained to openly hostile.
Rabbi Moshe Scheiner, of Palm Beach Synagogue in Florida, will deliver the invocation at Governor Rick Scott’s inaugural prayer breakfast Tuesday, The Palm Beach Daily News reported. Rabbi Schiener also gave the benediction at Scott’s inauguration in 2011.
The prayer breakfast will be followed by the official inauguration ceremony where Gov. Scott will take the oath of office at noon.
“We are on the side of Israel,” visiting Indiana Governor and possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate Mike Pence told Republican Israelis in Jerusalem on Tuesday, when discussing the US role in mediating peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians
Speaking at a town hall meeting sponsored by Republicans Abroad Israel, Pence said the US can “deal honestly with people on all sides of the equation” while making clear what “side of the table” it is on.
When Ibenboim set out on a mission two years ago to include women in Haredi political parties it was unsuccessful, but now things are starting to look up with Hasidic mother’s effort gaining national attention and a following of 5,000 on Facebook since it re-launched less than a month ago.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz is being advertised as a featured attraction for several high end resort vacation getaways catering to religious Jews, in addition to some of the most inspiring Rabbis. Senator Cruz is a Republican presidential candidate who is pro-Israel.
According to Politico, Cruz is supposed to speak at four different vacation destinations, including Aspen, during Passover.
Florida Governor Rick Scott spoke of his disdain of President Barack Obama’s rapprochement with Cuba, while Chabad of Palm Beach Gardens during Hanukkah, The Sun Sentinel reported Monday.
“It is disappointing what President Obama has done, trading for spies that killed Americans, starting trade resolutions or diplomatic relations with a totalitarian regime that doesn’t respect its own citizens, doesn’t believe in human rights or democracy,” said Scott.
Indiana Governor Mike Pence departed this week on a nine-day trip to Israel, which includes personal visits to cultural sites and a three-day economic development mission to bring jobs and investment to Indiana.
Pence will also spend the holidays with his wife and three kids in Israel, touring cultural sites covered by Christians United for Israel, his office announced.
Fresh off a week-long visit to Israel, neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a potential presidential contender in the 2016 Republican primaries, contended that Israelis he met during his visit to the Jewish state were concerned about the declining relationship between the United States of America’s administration and Israel.
“I don’t think I’ve met any Israelis, since I’ve been on this trip, who didn’t think that the relationship was in jeopardy,” Carson told CBN News.
British Prime Minister David Cameron hailed the contribution of the Jewish community in the United Kingdom, serving as a model of how to integrate successfully into a country, during a Hanukkah reception at Downing Street in London last week.
“When I think of the Jewish community in Britain I think of a community that has been unbelievably brilliant at integrating with our country and making an enormous contribution to it, while of course at the same time wanting to maintain important issues of religion and culture,” Cameron remarked.
(AP). In his first visit to Israel, prospective Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said he is in awe of the Jewish state, inspired by its ancient holy sites, impressed by the resilience of people living in a perpetual conflict zone — and deeply disappointed in President Barack Obama.
“I do not believe that Obama has been one to cultivate the relationship,” said Carson, a retired neurosurgeon who has emerged as a favorite of some conservatives in the early field of possible GOP candidates.
Potential GOP presidential candidate, neosurguen Dr. Ben Carson, who visited Israel this week, expressed his support for the establishment of a Palestinian state for the Palestinian people, but not on the land that is currently the West Bank and Gaza.
“I know that Egypt in the past has made some overtures in terms of providing a place for the Palestinians. That seems to me something worth exploring,” Carson told the Jerusalem Post in an interview published Thursday. Adding, he was not opposed to a two-state solution, “but would not be in favor of a two-state solution that would put Israel’s population at risk.”