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• The HOUSTON ORTHODOX BASKETBALL TEAM that won a chance to play in the finals after national pressure got their time to shine. They won in the semi-finals, but lost by 4 in the finals. [JTA]

• A BROOKLYN NEWBORN who died in September was found to have contracted herpes from metzizah b’peh. [Daily News].

• IN A COUP, MITT ROMNEY LOCKED DOWN the endorsement of every Jewish Republican in congress. None are interested in the vice-presidency. [Jewish Journal]

• AT THE PROMPTING OF AN 11-YEAR OLD he also attacked President Obama’s AIPAC speech and Iran policy. [LAT]

• A ROMNEY ADVISER LAYS OUT WHY ISRAELIS DON’T TRUST OBAMA. [WSJ]

• BUT A NEW STUDY FINDS ISRAELIS largely agreeing with the President’s Iran approach. [WSJ]

• HUGO CHAVEZ has cancer again and will undergo radiation treatment. [NYT]

• IRAN HELD AN “ELECTION” that consolidated the Ayatollah’s power and reduced Ahmadinejad’s.[Reuters]

• US OFFICIALS SAY IRAN IS STEPPING UP MILITARY assistance to the Syrian government. [Washington Post]

• A SECOND MAN WAS CHARGED in the firebombings of two New Jersey synagogues. [JTA]

The Scroll will be reporting from AIPAC all day, so be sure to check in.





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