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  • Sheldon Adelson urges Republican Jewish leaders to support Donald Trump

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    1 week ago

    Sheldon Adelson, after formally endorsing Donald Trump for president and offering his financial support, is now lobbying for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee among skeptical Republican Jewish leaders, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday. 

    “I’m asking for your...

  • Reality ‘Trumps’ preference for much of Republican Jewish Coalition

    By Jared Sichel

    1 week ago

    Joel Geiderman’s view of a potential Donald Trump presidency has shifted since March.

    Two months ago, in an op-ed in these pages, Geiderman — the California chairman of the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) and co-chair of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Emergency Department —...

  • Jon Stewart calls Donald Trump a ‘man-baby’ – reminds us why we miss him

    2 weeks ago

    On May 9, the IOP welcomed Jon Stewart for a special live taping of "The Axe Files" podcast, hosted by IOP Director David Axelrod.

  • Sanders says he opposes case against Israel at ICC

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    April 4, 2016 | 2:23 pm

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders addressed in length his policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during an editorial board meeting with the New York Daily News last Thursday, which its transcript was published on Monday.

    During the meeting, Sanders explained...

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  • Hillary vs Bernie: ‘It’s the ego, stupid!’

    March 31, 2016 | 4:59 pm

    Bernie Sanders’ and Hillary Clinton's voting records on women's issues may be -- as Sanders claims -- very similar. But experienced women know what qualities ultimately determine whether someone will be good or bad for them. And when it comes to personality traits, the two...

  • Kasich offers himself to Trump voters

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    March 31, 2016 | 12:23 pm

    Republican presidential candidate John Kasich on Thursday offered himself as an alternative to the fervent supporters of Donald Trump, who may have been put off by his recent controversial comments.

    “For those people who have been fervent Trump supporters, their frustration,...

  • Poll: Trump, Clinton lead among Russian American Jews

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    March 29, 2016 | 4:04 pm

    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are the top choices for president among Russian-speaking American Jews, according to poll data obtained by Jewish Insider.

    16.3 percent of Russian American Jews support Trump, and 12.7 percent support Clinton, according to a poll of more than 500...

  • Bill Clinton meets Jewish leaders in New York

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    March 29, 2016 | 4:00 pm

    Former President Bill Clinton met with a group of two dozen multi-denominational rabbis for an off-the-record two-hour meeting at a law firm in Midtown Manhattan on Tuesday, according to a source who spoke with participants after the meeting.

    Rabbi Menachem Genack of the Orthodox...

  • Trump at AIPAC

    By Rob Eshman

    March 22, 2016 | 6:04 pm

    I watched Donald Trump speak to AIPAC from my office, 3,000 miles away from Washington, D.C., staring at C-SPAN on my laptop while eating hummus.

    So why was it that afterward, I still felt I needed a shower?

    I cringe as I write this, but it wasn’t Donald who made me feel kind...

  • Is campaign news necessary?

    By Marty Kaplan

    March 21, 2016 | 10:59 am

    Last week, Gallup asked Americans if they were watching news about the presidential campaign “very closely.” Four out of 10 said yes. I’m one of them.  That’s crazy. Are you one of them? That’s crazy, too.

    There are plenty of high-minded reasons to follow campaign news. It...

  • How groups plan to protest Trump at AIPAC: Walk out, stay away, study Torah

    March 18, 2016 | 1:57 pm

    Walk in wearing stickers. Stay out bearing placards. Get up and walk out when Trump walks in. Just don’t go. Go but don’t clap. Blame AIPAC. Don’t blame AIPAC.

    And whatever you do, hit the Jewish texts.

    Donald Trump’s scheduled appearance on Monday at the American Israel Public...

  • Why Trump makes us all dizzy

    By David Suissa

    March 18, 2016 | 12:25 pm

    There’s no better feeling in the world than being 100 percent right about something. In a slippery world where everything seems to be debatable — even climate change! — it’s so refreshing to find something that is not debatable, something truly black and white.

    The fact that...

  • Michael Bloomberg will not enter presidential race, denounces Trump

    March 7, 2016 | 2:27 pm

    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced on Monday that he has decided against an independent run for president in 2016. 

    In a post published on Bloomberg View, Bloomberg cited his fear that he would play the spoiler and hand over the presidency to one of the likely...

  • Republican Romney leads old guard in condemnation of Trump as ‘a fraud’

    March 3, 2016 | 10:09 am

    Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney gave a blistering rebuke of 2016 Republican front-runner Donald Trump on Thursday, leading an attempt by the party establishment to halt the rise of the outspoken New York billionaire.

    Romney, a Republican elder statesman and the nominee...

  • How delegates are selected

    March 2, 2016 | 1:34 pm

    The Democratic and Republican nominees for the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election are decided in a series of state-by-state contests. The key to winning the nomination for each party is ultimately not about the popular vote, but about securing the number of delegates needed to win...

  • Did Sheldon Adelson vote for Marco Rubio?

    February 24, 2016 | 10:42 am

    GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson may have made a choice in 2016 by picking Marco Rubio over Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential primary. 

    According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Adelson checked a box on the lower third of his ballot – where the names Marco Rubio, Rick...

  • Where Jeb Bush’s Jewish backers go from here

    February 22, 2016 | 10:25 am

    Many of Jeb Bush’s supporters and longtime friends expressed their disappointment in the outcome that caused the former Florida governor to suspend his campaign on Saturday night.

    “I’m very disappointed that the rest of America didn’t agree with me, but they certainly spoke,” ...

  • Clinton clear on Trump: ‘We were not friends’

    February 3, 2016 | 10:16 am

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wants to set the record straight on Donald Trump: "We were not friends."

    "We knew each other, obviously, in New York," Clinton, a former U.S. senator from New York, said in excerpts of a People magazine interview released on...

  • Among White House hopefuls, Trump least likely to hit ‘follow’ button on Twitter

    February 2, 2016 | 10:54 am

    The millions of Twitter users following Donald Trump shouldn't expect a "follow back" from the Republican presidential front-runner anytime soon. 

    Trump's campaign account @realDonaldTrump has nearly 6 million Twitter followers, the most of any candidate running for president....

  • Sanders celebrates poll showing lead against GOP hopefuls

    December 2, 2015 | 10:50 am

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Wednesday celebrated a somewhat unrealistic poll that shows him leading potential Republican presidential candidates in a head-to-head matchup next fall.

    According to Quinnipiac University poll published Wednesday, Sanders leads...

  • Azerbaijan: Israel’s secret Muslim friend

    November 2, 2015 | 9:52 am

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    Azerbaijan went to the polls earlier in the week in an event that was shunned by both the country’s main opposition parties and even by international election monitors. One exception was a group of several Israeli politicians who...

  • Bernie has it.  Trump has it.  Joe has it.  Does Hillary?

    By Marty Kaplan

    August 17, 2015 | 10:28 am

    As Joe Biden polls family and friends about entering the presidential fray, he’s getting two kinds of advice – personal and political.  The personal is about his life, his values and what he can give to his country.  The political is about Hillary Clinton’s vulnerability.

    Honesty...

  • Rand Paul promises to ‘take our country back’ in 2016 White House bid

    April 7, 2015 | 10:58 am

    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) promised to be a different kind of Republican on Tuesday, launching a 2016 White House bid that he said would highlight the conservative principles of reduced government and spending as he vowed to break up "the Washington machine."

    The senator from...

  • Beyond the toxic rhetoric: Obama, Bibi and prospects for peace

    March 25, 2015 | 4:11 pm

    President Barack Obama remains furious at Benjamin Netanyahu. He and many European leaders were counting on Israelis to get rid of an intractable "hawk" and replace him with Yitzak (Bougie) Herzog, the more flexible "dove.” With Bibi out of the way, the path would have been cleared...

  • Netanyahu tells Israel’s Arabs he ‘regrets’ election-day rallying call

    March 23, 2015 | 5:34 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he regretted offending Israel's Arabs during a rallying call on election day last week that his critics had denounced as racist.

    In a video clip posted on his Facebook page, Netanyahu told representatives of Israel's Arab...

  • After divisive campaign, Israelis render a split verdict

    March 17, 2015 | 3:48 pm

    After weeks in which polls consistently showed Zionist Union holding a slight lead over the Likud Party of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israelis delivered a split decision in elections, leaving the two parties virtually tied atop exit polls.

    The polls on Tuesday from two...

  • A day at the polls in Tel Aviv

    By Simone Wilson

    March 17, 2015 | 2:07 pm

    Election Day is always a national holiday in Israel. School and work are canceled; cafes, sidewalks and shopping centers bust at the seams. But this year, unlike most years, there was something extra to celebrate: The election results expected to stream in between 10 p.m. and...

  • Israeli election coverage with Donniel Hartman and Yossi Klein Halevi

    March 17, 2015 | 9:23 am

    Read about the election results here:
    Winners, losers and Israel’s next coalition

    Live Blog 2015 Israeli Elections Results Live Stream

    We encourage you to post advance questions for Donniel and Yossi at Hartman@jewishjournal.com or by visiting hartman.org.il.

    During...

  • Israel’s election: It’s the economy, stupid

    March 16, 2015 | 4:33 pm

    Ambassador Michael Oren and professor Manuel Trajtenberg, both immigrants who have served as Benjamin Netanyahu’s most respected — and visible — public servants, have joined campaigns against the Likud. Their voices reflect 11th-hour polling suggesting the Israeli electorate is...

  • On March 17th, I will not vote for Netanyahu. Here’s why…

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 11, 2015 | 9:51 am

    On Tuesday, when it’s time for Israel to elect its new House of Representatives - the Knesset, and a new Prime Minister, my ballot won’t have Benjamin Netanyahu’s name on it.

    In the past few weeks, in the midst of the whole Netanyahu-controversial -Congress-speech, it seemed as...

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