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  • The West Bank is under military occupation, and that’s a fact

    1 week ago

    According to press reports, the crowd at a recent Republican Jewish Coalition conference “noticeably gasped” when New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie referred to the West Bank as “occupied territories.” Christie promptly apologized to the event’s host, mega-donor Sheldon Adelson,...

  • N.J.’s Christie apologizes to Adelson over ‘occupied territories’ reference

    3 weeks ago

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie reportedly apologized to casino magnate Sheldon Adelson for referring to the “occupied territories” in a speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition.

    Christie met with Adelson, a major GOP donor, privately on Saturday afternoon in Adelson’s Las Vegas...

  • Christie confidantes joked about causing traffic problems for rabbi

    February 27, 2014 | 4:14 pm

    Two former confidants of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie joked about causing traffic problems in front of a rabbi’s home two weeks before the political scandal being called “Bridgegate.”

    Bridget Anne Kelly, the former deputy chief of staff for Christie, and David Wildstein, a...

  • Letters to the editor: North Korea, Chris Christie, Pollard and more

    January 29, 2014 | 12:29 pm

    Just Say ‘No’ to China

    Three years ago, in a letter to the Los Angeles Times, I called for a boycott of China based on its own abuses: from the selling of women by psychiatric hospitals as sexual partners, to forced labor, torture and murder, denial of human rights and the theft...

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  • Christie’s Weiner

    By Marty Kaplan

    January 13, 2014 | 10:38 am

    I did not have sex with that bridge.

    That was Chris Christie’s Hail Mary play at his press conference last week.  He looked us in the eye, he told us he’d done nothing wrong and he prayed it would turn out better for him with George Washington than it did for Bill Clinton with...

  • Jersey boy ponders his home state’s governor

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    November 13, 2013 | 1:29 pm

    I was once a Jersey boy. I grew up in Nutley, N.J., just about 20 minutes from Manhattan. I still wear my T-shirt from Rutt’s Hut in Clifton, N.J. — known to many as the maker of the best hot dog in America.  

    Even when New York City was the central core of Jewish America (before...

  • June 6, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 6, 2013 | 3:26 am

    The US

    Headline: Obama’s Choices Reflect Change in Foreign Tone

    To Read: Here is (Ambassador?) Samantha Power's classic article about US and UN inaction during the 1994 Rwandan genocide, an article which features a disturbing cameo performance by her colleague and new NSA Susan...

  • Senator Frank R. Lautenberg 1924-2013

    By Michael Berenbaum

    June 4, 2013 | 9:20 am

    Frank Lautenberg’s rise to wealth and prominence is a classic rags-to-riches story. Born in Paterson, N.J., the son of Polish and Russian immigrants who came to the United States through Ellis Island, his early life was unsettled as his parents moved about a dozen times while...

  • And the Israel Factor’s 2016 favorite is… not Hillary Clinton

    By Shmuel Rosner

    January 3, 2013 | 12:33 pm

    The new Israel Factor panel had two surprises for us in our first ranking of the 2016 prospective presidential candidates. Yes, we’re already beginning the ranking of potential candidates on our regular good/bad-for-Israel scale. We started doing it more than two years before the...

  • My Chris Christie hypocrisy

    By Marty Kaplan

    November 5, 2012 | 11:00 am

    I was against Chris Christie before I was for him.

    If Obama wins, when all the exit polling gets sorted through, it’s those images of the Democratic president touring the hurricane damage arm-in-arm with the Republican governor that may turn out to have given him his advantage. ...

  • East Coast crippled by massive storm, death toll climbs

    October 30, 2012 | 11:04 am

    Millions of people were left reeling in the aftermath of the whipping winds and heavy rains of the massive storm Sandy on Tuesday as New York City and many parts of the eastern United States struggled with epic flooding and extensive power outages.

    The storm killed at least 40...

  • N.J. Gov. Christie signs law imposing Iran sanctions

    August 1, 2012 | 10:44 am

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed into law new sanctions against Iran that prohibit public contracts with any company or person that invests in Iran’s energy and finance sectors.

    Christie shared the announcement of the new legislation in remarks at a gala in Whippany on...

  • May 3, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 3, 2012 | 3:31 am

    What the Evangelicals Give the Jews

    Jewish tradition has more in common with modern Christian values than it has with ‎the liberal attitudes espoused by many Jews today, argues Michael Medved in ‎Commentary Magazine.‎

    In which areas, exactly, can committed Jews identify...

  • The Israel Factor 04.2012, Questionnaire

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 26, 2012 | 7:17 am

    ‎1.‎ Please rank the two presidential candidates – Barack Obama and ‎Mitt ‎Romney – on the following issues from 1 (totally disagree) to 10 ‎‎(totally ‎agree):‎

    ‎ ‎


    Issue

    Obama

    Romney

    Shows good understanding of Middle ‎East ‎affairs

     

     

    Can be...

  • The Israel Factor 04.2012, Full Statistics

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 26, 2012 | 7:02 am

    ‎1.‎ Please rank the two presidential candidates – Barack Obama and Mitt ‎Romney – on the following issues from 1 (totally disagree) to 10 (totally ‎agree):


    Issue

    Obama

    Romney

    Shows good understanding of Middle East ‎affairs

    7

    6.1

    Can be trusted to halt...

  • Second N.J. Hebrew charter school approved

    January 19, 2011 | 10:57 am

    The state of New Jersey approved a second Hebrew immersion charter school.

    Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday approved 23 new charter schools for the state, including the Shalom Academy for students in Englewood and Teaneck, The Record of Hackensack reported.

    The new Hebrew-language...

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