This week in power: Election fallout, Jews and Sandy, Iran worries, Microsoft deal


A roundup of the most talked about political and global stories in the Jewish world this week:

Obama wins
Barack Obama was reelected on Tuesday night thanks in part to the Jewish vote, though it was reportedly lower than 2008 numbers. He won in spite of what ” target=”_blank”>said Shmuel Rosner in the Jewish Journal. How this reelection will affect the United States's relationship with Israel is anyone's guess.

Sandy sets down
After a massive hurricane rocked the Eastern seaboard last week, volunteers stepped up to help the victims get back on their feet and get basic supplies. Among those who volunteered were ” target=”_blank”>outrageous meanings. For others, it opened up a difficult decision about ” target=”_blank”>said a Wall Street Journal editorial. What happens next, ” target=”_blank”>said Ali Gharib at The Daily Beast the day after Obama's win. The topic is particularly on people's minds now that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday stood by his comments that Israel would be willing to attack the Iranian nuclear program without U.S. support. “With Obama’s relection, the Likud and Netanyahu are no doubt somewhat unhappy,” ” target=”_blank”>showed off their innovations, and all in attendance got some wisdom from a series of guest speakers on technology. Still, some weren't impressed by the slow pace that Microsoft took to embrace its foreign audience. “It’s unclear why it has taken so long for the Xbox 360 to appear in the Middle East, but we can only hope that Israel won’t be waiting another seven years before the next Xbox launches,” ” target=”_blank”>said Martin Bryant at The Next Web.

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