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Obama Win Means New Headaches for Bibi

By Reuters

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces an even more awkward time with Washington and re-energised critics at home who accused him on Wednesday of backing the loser in the U.S. presidential election.Read More


Kantor Wins New Term Leading Europe Jewry

By JTA

The incumbent president of the European Jewish Congress, Moshe Kantor, was re-elected to serve another four years.Read More


Shelley Berkley Loses Narrowly in Nevada

By Reuters

Nevada Republican Dean Heller narrowly held on to his U.S. Senate seat on Tuesday in a closely watched race against Democratic Congresswoman Shelley Berkley, who became the target of a U.S. House of Representatives ethics probe earlier this year.Read More


Netanyahu Congratulates Obama on Election Win

By JTA

Israeli leaders congratulated President Obama on his reelection.Read More


George Soros Sees Win for 'Sensible' Policies

By Reuters

Billionaire investor George Soros said late Tuesday that the projected re-election of President Barack Obama will open “the door for more sensible politics.”Read More


Shmuley Boteach Loses to Pascrell in New Jersey

By JTA

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach has lost his bid for a congressional seat from New Jersey.Read More


Democrats Hold Senate, GOP Takes House

By Reuters

Democrats retained control of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday night, taking over hotly contested Republican seats in Massachusetts and Indiana while holding on to most of the states they already had, including Wisconsin and Virginia, according to projections.Read More


President Barack Obama Wins Second Term

By Reuters

President Barack Obama won re-election over Republican Mitt Romney after sweeping but narrow victories in swing states across the nation.Read More


Josh Mandel Loses Ohio Senate Bid

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel, a Republican Jew, lost his Senate bid tonight to Democratic incumbent Sherrod Brown, NBC is reporting.Read More


South Florida Jews Go to Polls at Last

By JTA

The bulk of Florida’s more than 600,000 Jews are expected to support Barack Obama. But Republicans have shelled out millions to peel off some of that support.Read More





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