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US Elections 2012

News and updates about US Elections 2012

Meir Sheetrit Officially in Presidential Race

HaTnua candidate vows to focus on domestic issues, e.g. socioeconomic gaps, and urges fellow candidates to do the same.

Meir Sheetrit Officially Contending for Presidential Post

Romney Gives First Post-Election Interview

Romney in first post election interview: "We were on a roller coaster, exciting and thrilling, ups and downs. But the ride ends."

Romney Gives First Post-Election Interview

Emanuel Slams Netanyahu Over 'Support for Romney'

Obama is not willing to accept "Netanyahu's behavior", says ex-White House Chief of Staff. Interference in Israeli elections?

Emanuel Slams Netanyahu Over 'Support for Romney'

Adelson Strikes Down Olmert’s ‘Conspiracy Theory’

Adelson: Olmert’s charges that Bibi interfered in US elections are baseless. “Netanyahu is a friend, but so are Peres and Dershowitz.”

Adelson Strikes Back at Olmert’s ‘Conspiracy Theory’

Obama Declared Winner in Florida

Obama wins the state of Florida, receiving 50 percent of the vote to Romney's 49.1 percent.

Obama Declared Winner in Florida

Romney's Campaign Hints He Lost Florida

Mitt Romney's senior campaign adviser in Florida hints he lost the state, where a result is still to be declared.

Romney's Campaign Hints He Lost Florida

BBC Reporter Under Fire for 'Jewish Lobby' Remark

A BBC correspondent came under fire by the Board of Deputies for using the term “Jewish lobby” in discussing the American election.

BBC Correspondent Under Fire for 'Jewish Lobby' Remark

Tea Party Vows to Hijack GOP By Next Election

Conservative leaders lashed out at Romney for failing to secure the presidency and vowed to wage a war to put the Tea Party in charge of GOP

Tea Party Vows to Hijack GOP in Time for Next Election

Obama 'Doesn’t Forget Anything', Says Barak

Defense Minister Ehud Barak says Obama won't forget Netanyahu's support for Romney, but doubts he'll make life difficult for him.

Obama 'Doesn’t Forget Anything', Says Barak

Obama is a Staunch Supporter of Israel

Sheldon Schorer, counsel to Democrats Abroad in Israel, says Obama supports Israel and will continue to do so in his second term.

Sheldon Schorer: Obama is a Staunch Supporter of Israelplayer

Former Ambassador: Obama Won't Seek Revenge

Israel’s former Ambassador to Belgium and Switzerland, Yitzchak Meir: The U.S. has interests in Israel.

Former Ambassador: Obama Won't Seek Revenge on Netanyahu

Taliban Weighs in on Obama Victory

The Taliban told re-elected Obama to admit that the US has lost the war in Afghanistan and to pull troops out of the country immediately.

Taliban Weighs in on Obama Victory

RJC Urges Unity in Face of 'Serious Problems'

Republican Jewish Coalition calls on Americans to "come together to craft real solutions to very serious problems our country faces today."

RJC Urges Unity in Face of 'Serious Problems'

Mofaz: U.S. Should Have Major Role in Negotiations

In a letter to Obama, MK Mofaz expresses thanks for special relationship and looks for support in future affairs

Mofaz to Obama: U.S. Should Have Major Role in Negotiations

Orthodox Leaders Refused to Support Romney

70% of the Jewish population voting for Obama may show a grave disconnect between Israel and the Jewish population abroad.

Grave Disconnect as Orthodox Leaders Refused to Support Romney

Rabbi Boteach Stoic after Trouncing in House Race

Democratic Rep. Pascrell trounced Rabbi Boteach in a New Jersey Housel race, but the loser is stoical: It was the journey that mattered.

Rabbi Boteach Stoical after Trouncing in House Race

Voters Backed Changes in Western Values

Obama was not the only victor Tuesday. Some states backed gay marriage and marijuana, mirroring a change in traditional values.

Voters Backed Changes in Western Values

Video: US Envoy Shapiro: Great Day for Democracy

U.S. Amb. to Israel Dan Shapiro celebrated the election with hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks on the house. “A great day for democracy.”

Video: US Ambassador to Israel: 'Great Day for Democracy'player

US-Born MK Candidate: How Can Jews Vote for Obama?

Obama did not even let Pollard go to his father’s funeral, says US-born MK candidate Gimpel.

US-Born MK Candidate: How Can Jews Vote for Obama?

Republican Defeat A Tactical Or Strategic Problem?

Analysis: Like any defeated party the Republicans must decide whether they lost tactically or strategically.

Republicans Will Have To Analyze What Went Wrong And Do Better

Likud Leader: Israel Must not Bend for Obama

Israel will not bend for Obama despite his re-election victory, says Likud MK Danny Danon. National Union: A victory for Israeli left.

Likud Leader: Israel Must not Bend for Obama

Exit Polls: Obama Won 69% of Jewish Vote

Obama won 69 percent of the Jewish vote, compared with 78 percent in 2008, according to exit polls.

Exit Polls: Obama Won 69% of Jewish Vote

Romney Concedes to Obama

Romney concedes to Obama, who is projected to win 303 electoral votes and 51% of the popular vote.

Romney Concedes to Obama

Obama Wins Second White House Term

CNN, NBC declare Obama the winner of the 2012 presidential election.

Obama Wins Second White House Term

Danon: Obama Wasn't Good for Israel

Israel is not interfering with the U.S. election, but it’s important to admit that Obama was not good for Israel, says MK Danny Danon.

Danon: Obama Wasn't Good for Israel

US Voters Wait .. and Wait to Cast Ballots

Thanks to Hurricane Sandy, in some states US voters waited for more than an hour before being able to cast their ballots.

US Voters Wait .. and Wait to Cast Their Ballots

Obama Tears Up in Final Re-Election Plea

An emotional President Barack Obama concluded his final campaign in Iowa on Monday, tearing up as he reiterated his re-election plea.

Obama Tears Up in Final Re-Election Plea

Romney and Obama – Both Say They Will Win

Romney says he will win. So does Obama, One will be right and one will be wrong. The US winds up its quadrennial political circus Tuesday.

Romney and Obama – Both Say They Will Win

Impending Nor'easter May Threaten 'Sandy' Recovery

As residents of the East Coast are still trying to recover from Hurricane Sandy, they may have to brace themselves for a brewing nor'easter.

Impending Nor'easter May Threaten 'Sandy' Recovery

Video of First US Voting: Romney and Obama Tied

A New Hampshire precinct retains its habit of midnight voting, and the results of the 10 ballots reflect the polls – a dead heat.

Video of First US Election Result: Obama and Romney Tiedplayer

Obama Maintains Slight Lead in Final Day's Polls

Reuters/Ipsos poll before Election Day shows 48% support for Obama, 46% support for Romney.

Obama Maintains Slight Lead in Final Day's Polls

Adelson: I Didn't Leave Democrats; They Left Me

"There is now a visceral anti-Israel movement among rank-and-file Democrats," writes Sheldon Adelson in The Wall Street Journal.

Adelson: I Didn't Leave the Democratic Party; Party Left Me

The Hush-Hush Election Issue: Race

No one talks about it, but race is one of the main factors behind anger and tension in the U.S. presidential election campaign.

The Hush-Hush Election Issue: Race

New Jersey's 'Sandy' Victims Can Vote by E-Mail

New Jersey residents who have been displaced by Hurricane Sandy will be allowed to vote by email and fax.

New Jersey's 'Sandy' Victims Can Vote by E-Mail

Barely Half of Arab-Americans Want Obama

Only 52 % of Arab-Americans back Obama, with 16% undecided, says a poll by the Arab-American Institute. Arabs could decide swing states.

Barely Half of Arab-Americans Want Obama

Ayatollahs See Sudan Strike as Israeli Warning

Ayatollahs See Sudan Strike as Israeli Warning

Christie Defends Obama Praise, But Backs Romney

NJ Gov. Chris Christie defended his praise for Obama’s handling of Hurricane Sandy, but said he would still vote for Romney.

Christie Defends Obama Praise, But Will Vote Romney

Major US Media Switch Support to Romney

The New York Daily News surprises analysts and endorses Romney, NY Post, Newsday, Florida and Texas newspapers also want a change.

Major US Media Want a Change, Switch Support to Romney

Nasty Nail-Biting Election Goes Down to the Wire

US polls open in 30 hours. Virtually all polls show a virtual tie but give Obama the nod in the electoral college vote.

Nasty Nail-Biting Election Goes Down to the Wire

U.S. Race 'All Tied Up', Find Various Polls

CNN/ORC International poll finds that 49% support both Obama and Romney. Other polls find that the race is tied as well.

U.S. Race 'All Tied Up', Find Various Polls