Analysis

Some of my Jewish friends voted Trump. They should know better

By Toby Axelrod, November 10, 2016

"Dear Americans," the post on my Facebook wall began. "Go ahead, vote for the guy with the loud voice who hates minorities, threatens to imprison his opponents, doesn't give a f*** about democracy, and claims he alone can fix everything. What could possibly go wrong…? Good luck."

Signed: "The people of Germany."

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Iran's mullahs will be quivering

By Dovid Efune, November 10, 2016

It's being hailed as the greatest upset in modern political history.

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This election ought to frighten Jewish America

By Daniel Treiman, November 3, 2016

In most respects, the 2016 presidential election is a testament to how comfortable Jews are in America. The two major candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, each have children who married Jews.

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If the US election comes down to the wire, all eyes will be on Jewish voters

By Robert Philpot, November 3, 2016

Among the many mysteries to which a bleary-eyed America awoke the morning after the inconclusive 2000 presidential election were the results from Florida's Palm Beach county.

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Despite Trump bluster, Israelis prefer Clinton

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 3, 2016

A survey carried out two weeks ago by the Peace Index project, under the auspices of the Israel Democracy Institute and Tel Aviv University, found that a clear majority of Israelis - 43 per cent - would prefer Hillary Clinton to win the US presidential election, versus only 26.5 per cent who favour Republican candidate Donald Trump.

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Bibi likely to fail in aim to close public broadcaster

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 3, 2016

Sources close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said this week he was even prepared to dismantle the coalition in his quest to prevent the new public broadcast corporation from seeing the light of day.

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Suez, 1956: where the Left's bigotry on Israel began

By Colin Shindler, November 3, 2016

"The Egyptian has his thumb on our windpipe". So muttered Prime Minister Anthony Eden in July 1956 on hearing that President Gamal Abdel Nasser had nationalised the Suez Canal. It led to a clandestine agreement with then Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion for a joint military intervention - and Israel's subsequent move into Sinai 60 years ago this week.

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Saudi's anti-Israel rhetoric is boost for ascendant Iran

By John R Bradley, November 3, 2016

Last week's unprecedented missile attack by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen, on Islam's holiest city of Mecca, was a stark wake-up call that Israel may soon find itself caught in the cross-hairs of an apocalyptic confrontation between Sunni and Shia in the Middle East.

The ballistic missile was intercepted before it could reach its alleged target.

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Analysis: Mosul is key section in Iran's corridor to west

By Anshel Pfeffer, October 27, 2016

The battles of Mosul in Iraq and Aleppo in Syria could see an expansion of the area controlled by allies of Iran.

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Donald Trump's 'Jewish family shame'

By Noga Tarnopolsky, October 21, 2016

Israelis first heard about Ivanka Trump, daughter of the US Republican Party's nominee for US president, in June 2016, when a power struggle within Israel's rabbinate culminated in her eminent rabbi's name being removed from the list of acceptable authorities for conversion.

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