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  • Clinton camp targets Sanders on Israel record

    23 hours ago

    Hillary Clinton’s campaign is eager to slow down Bernie Sanders’ momentum after his stunning victory in the New Hampshire primary. Countering the headlines about Bernie making history as the first Jewish candidate to win a presidential primary, the Clinton campaign rushed to note...

  • Primary Night Diary: You don’t really want a Jewish president, do you?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    1 day ago

    If you are visiting Rosner’s Domain the day after the New Hampshire primary, you probably don’t expect a list of winners and losers. Other analysts and web sites will give you a decent analysis of such matters – and will tell you how Trump and Sanders won, Kasich surprised, Bush...

  • Nevada’s Democratic caucus conflicts with Shabbat

    2 days ago

    Sabbath-observing Jewish Democrats will be shut out of the party’s caucus in Nevada.

    The country’s third primary election is scheduled for Feb. 20, a Saturday, at noon. Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state and senator, is considered the favorite in Nevada against her...

  • Has Bernie Sanders’ Jewishness been overhyped?

    2 days ago

    Bernie Sanders is on the verge of making political history on Tuesday night. Sanders, a self-declared socialist senator from Vermont, is expected to beat Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary of 2016. That in and of itself would be an achievement. Sanders...

  • Insurgents Trump and Sanders seek lift at New Hampshire primary

    2 days ago

    The insurgent candidates in the 2016 presidential race, billionaire Republican Donald Trump and democratic socialist Bernie Sanders, looked likely to get a lift on Tuesday at the New Hampshire primary elections by defeating mainstream rivals.

    In an election year when Americans...

  • Poll of Jewish New Yorkers: Hillary leads, Rubio and Sanders most favorable

    2 days ago

    Hillary Clinton has a comfortable lead over her rival Sen. Bernie Sanders in the New York primary for the Democratic nomination in 2016, a new poll showed on Monday.

    According to the Siena Research poll, Clinton leads Sanders 55 to 34 percent in a head-to-head matchup among...

  • New Hampshire diary: The Political value of mentioning Israel in the campaign

    By Shmuel Rosner

    3 days ago


    Senator Sanders agrees: there is no need for the US to normalize relations with Iran “tomorrow.” He said this at the Democratic debate in New Hampshire last Thursday: “Who said That think we should normalize relations with Iran tomorrow? I never said that. I think we should...

  • Poll of Israelis: Hillary leads Trump 41-14

    6 days ago

    Israelis prefer Hillary Clinton as President of the United States over Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, a new poll released on Friday showed.

    According to a poll conducted by Israel’s radio – Reshet Bet, 41 percent of Israelis want...

  • Sanders, Clinton in sharp exchange over his Iran policy

    6 days ago

    Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bernie Sanders snapped at one another over Sanders’ Iran policy in their final debate before the New Hampshire primary contest, with Clinton twice suggesting it would endanger Israel.

    The NBC moderators of the debate in Durham, New Hampshire on Thursday...

  • Clinton, Sanders take new combative tone into first one-on-one debate

    1 week ago

    Democratic presidential contenders Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders take an increasingly combative tone into their first one-on-one debate on Thursday, cranking up a fight over who is best suited to lead the party's liberal agenda on the economy and healthcare.

    Five days before...

  • How a New Hampshire rabbi opened Hillary Clinton’s heart – in his own words

    1 week ago

    A long-dead Hasidic rabbi reached across the centuries and let Hillary Rodham Clinton speak candidly about belief and self-doubt.

    That, more or less, is the takeaway of the Conservative rabbi who elicited Clinton’s celebrated response at a town hall Wednesday in New Hampshire.

  • Sanders raises $3 million in 24 hours after Iowa caucuses

    1 week ago

    After virtually tying with Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Iowa Democratic caucus, Sen. Bernie Sanders raised $3 million in a 24-hour period, a record for the insurgent presidential candidate.

    Sanders, I-Vt., who has abjured raising money from major givers, scored the amount from...

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

    1 week ago

    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...

  • Clinton campaign claims Iowa victory, Sanders calls result a ‘virtual tie’

    1 week ago

    Hillary Clinton’s campaign claimed victory in the tightly contested Democratic Iowa caucus against Jewish candidate Bernie Sanders, with Sanders telling supporters it was a “virtual tie.”

    Clinton finished with 49.9 percent of the Iowa precincts and Sanders 49.6 percent early...

  • Caucus night: A Des Moines diary of a satisfied non-voter

    By Shmuel Rosner

    1 week ago

    Here are 7 comments on the state of the race as I see it through my very narrow lenses. If you want a detailed county by county analysis of the Iowa vote – I am not your man.  


    On the way out of a Bernie Sanders event in Des Moines on Sunday evening, I noticed a photo on...

  • Sanders, citing email controversy, questions Clinton’s electability

    1 week ago

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Sunday took a jab at rival Hillary Clinton's electability, pointing to the controversy surrounding her use of a private email server as evidence of potential damage to the front-runner's campaign.

    "In terms of what people are...

  • Des Moines Diary (2): Are you interested in the rest of us?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    2 weeks ago

    Friday, late morning, or maybe it is already noon, and Hillary Clinton is going on stage. The crowd cheers, but not too much. The atmosphere is business-like. These people – I interviewed some of them when the event was over – don’t easily get excited when a political celebrity...

  • Jewish take on religion and politics

    2 weeks ago

    The race for president in 2016 is heating up. For presidential candidates, landing at top three in the early primary contests is crucial if they want a chance of being their parties’ nominee in the fall. To that end, several candidates have started to pitch their religion, not...

  • Sanders meets with Obama, says president will remain neutral in primary race

    2 weeks ago

    Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) had a rare Oval Office meeting on Wednesday with President Barack Obama, days after Obama praised Hillary Clinton, Sanders' rival and front-runner in the race to be the Democratic presidential candidate in the Nov. 8 election.

    Emerging from the White...

  • Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy wonk

    By Rob Eshman

    2 weeks ago

    Earlier this month, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wrote an op-ed for the Jewish Journal.

    That led me to wonder: Did Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton really  write an op-ed for the Jewish Journal?

    Sure, the Journal, with millions of monthly...

  • Sanders and Clinton battle for youth vote with college plans

    2 weeks ago

    Democratic presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are fighting to be best in class on an issue that resonates loudly with young Americans - runaway student debt.

    Days ahead of the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary election that kick off the party...

  • Clinton makes her power to persuade Israel a selling point

    2 weeks ago

    Hillary Rodham Clinton made her ability to talk Israel’s leadership down from military action a centerpiece of her foreign policy credentials.

    Clinton, appearing Monday evening at a town hall-style event at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, was asked to outline her foreign...

  • Clinton at Des Moines federation: ‘America needs a strong and secure Israel’

    2 weeks ago

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said the partnership between the United States and Israel must strengthen amid a surge in global extremist terrorism.

    Speaking Monday before a crowd of 150 at the Jewish Federation of Des Moines, Clinton also insisted that amiable...

  • Hillary: U.S.-Israel alliance more important than ever

    2 weeks ago

    Strengthening the U.S.-Israel relationship in a new world and a homeland facing new challenges of global terror is more important than ever, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Monday.

    “The alliance between Israel and the U.S. in now more important than...

  • Obama says Sanders has ‘luxury’ of being long shot in Democratic race

    2 weeks ago

    Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has had the "luxury of being a complete long shot" so far in the race to be the U.S. Democratic presidential candidate, President Barack Obama said in an interview published by Politico on Monday.

    Obama said both Sanders and Hillary Clinton, his...

  • Clinton camp cites Israel dangers in taking aim at Sanders

    3 weeks ago

    Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign took aim at her rival Bernie Sanders’ Middle East policies, saying they would leave Israel vulnerable.

    Jake Sullivan, a foreign policy adviser to Clinton who also served with her when she was secretary of state, depicted as dangerous Sanders’ ...

  • Hillary campaign slams Sanders’ Iran policy

    3 weeks ago

    The Hillary Clinton campaign on Thursday continued its pushback against Bernie Sanders’ stance on Iran and the war against ISIS as an issue for concern in the Democratic presidential primary.

    In a conference call with reporters on Thursday, former State Department official and...

  • A look inside Lichtenstein’s Clinton fundraiser

    3 weeks ago

    Hillary Clinton has the attributes that a leader of the free world should have, which is compassion, empathy, and a sense of right, David Lichtenstein, Chairman and CEO of The Lightstone Group, said on Saturday.

    On Thursday, Lichtenstein hosted a fundraiser in support of the...

  • Hillary Clinton to ‘watch Iran like the proverbial hawk’

    3 weeks ago

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Sunday issued a more measured response to the implementation of the first phase in the Iran nuclear deal and the lifting of U.S. sanction by executive order.

    “I have said for a long time that I’m very proud of the role that I...

  • Senior Jewish Democrats question Sanders on Iran

    3 weeks ago

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders raised some eyebrows when he suggested during Sunday’s TV debate that the U.S. should normalize relations with Iran.

    During the Democratic presidential TV debate in Charleston, South Carolina on Sunday evening, Sanders expressed...

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