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With Obama and Bibi both running, is 2012 a replay of 1988 or 1992?

by Ron Kampeas, JTA

May 1, 2012 | 3:23 pm

Shelly Yacimovich, head of the Labor Party, during the party's meeting in the Knesset with a photo of slain Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in the background, April 30. Photo by Miriam Alster/FLASH90

If Israel goes to elections as expected this summer, will it be a replay of 1988 or 1992?

Both Israeli election years also were American presidential election years, as 2012 is.

In 1988,... read full article

  • Romney’s triumph eases GOP Middle East policy rhetoric

    by Ron Kampeas, JTA

    April 17, 2012 | 3:29 pm

    The Republican primaries are effectively over, and gone with them is the sharp-edged rhetoric and departures from past U.S. policy on the Middle East.

    Gone is Rick Santorum’s pledge to strike Iran and his suggestion that West Bank Palestinians should be referred to as Israelis....

  • Social issues keep Jews from supporting the GOP

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    April 17, 2012 | 2:45 pm

    In the midst of the never-ending debate about whether this will be the election that moves Jews to the right, an intriguing new poll is just out from the Public Religion

    Research Institute. Titled “Chosen for What? Jewish Values in 2012,” it found that 62 percent of Jews want to...

  • Rick Santorum drops out of GOP race


    April 10, 2012 | 12:23 pm

    Rick Santorum ended his presidential campaign, effectively leaving Mitt Romney as the GOP candidate most likely to face President Obama in November.

    “This presidential race is over for me,” he said Tuesday in a speech in Gettysburg, Pa., in his home state. “We will suspend our...

  • Candidate calls rival ‘whore for AIPAC’

    April 6, 2012 | 1:28 pm

    A candidate for the Democratic nod for Connecticut’s U.S. Senate seat called a rival a “whore for AIPAC.”

    Lee Whitnum, an anti-Israel activist, in a televised debate Thursday night referred to U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), as the “whore here who sells his soul to AIPAC, who will...

  • On Capitol Hill, Gary Ackerman served with a sharp wit and a stubborn candor

    by Ron Kampeas, JTA

    March 20, 2012 | 3:52 pm

    When Rep. Gary Ackerman decided to retire, he did it in the same manner that he served in Congress for the past three decades: on his own terms.

    The veteran New York Democrat had insisted for weeks that he would run again, so the announcement of his retirement came as quite a...

  • Ackerman won’t run again

    by Ron Kampeas, JTA

    March 16, 2012 | 10:16 am

    Gary Ackerman, one of the veteran Jewish members of the U.S. House of Representatives, announced he would not run again.

    Ackerman, who has served 29 years as a Democrat from Queens/Long Island, said he was stepping down at a time that his reelction was reassured.

    “During my years...

  • Santorum’s Southern sweep mars Romney’s front-runner status


    March 14, 2012 | 8:54 am

    Rick Santorum swept two Southern states in Republican primaries, complicating Mitt Romney’s status as front-runner and all but burying Newt Gingrich’s chance for the nomination.

    Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator who emerged from last place in polling as recently as December...

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