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  • Clinton appointee vows changes to Democratic platform on Israel

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    3 days ago

    Hillary Clinton’s campaign is moving along to satisfy the liberal wing of the Democratic Party by indicating proposed changes to the Democratic Party’s platform on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will be addressed by the drafting committee ahead of the convention in Philadelphia.

  • Jewish Republicans, come home to the Democratic Party!

    6 days ago

    This is a dismal time to be a Jewish Republican. Unless he’s struck by lightning or attacked by a swarm of killer bees, Donald Trump will be the Republican Party candidate for president.

    (If you are an enthusiastic, die-hard Trump-ette, you can stop reading this. You are beyond...

  • Hillary: More than ever (here’s why)

    6 days ago

    As with many, I opposed the 2015 Iran Deal negotiated between the White House (no need to kid ourselves about the P-5) and the Iranian mullahs. I said so forthrightly last July while speaking at a rally before the U.S. Consulate in Toronto.

    My words that afternoon, particularly...

  • Trump vs. Clinton: Battle of the Jewish sons-in-law

    6 days ago

    Somebody had better put a mezuzah on the Lincoln Bedroom.

    Whoever ends up winning the election in November, one thing seems certain: For the first time in history, Jews will be in the president’s inner family circle.

    Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have Jewish...

  • Democrats, seeking unity, give Sanders say in party platform

    6 days ago

    The Democratic Party said on Monday it will give U.S. presidential contender Bernie Sanders a prominent say in writing its platform this year, a gesture that could ease tensions between Sanders' camp and party leaders, whom Sanders has accused of favoring rival Hillary Clinton.

  • Poll of Israelis: Clinton more suited to be president

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    1 week ago

    A plurality of Israelis think Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, would be better than Hillary Clinton at fighting terrorism and improving U.S.-Israel relations, a new poll published on Friday showed.

    According to the poll, conducted by Panels...

  • When the world implodes on a political wife: Q-and-A with filmmakers of ‘Weiner’

    By Danielle Berrin

    2 weeks ago

    Hollywood Jew: In your documentary about his disgraced mayoral campaign, Anthony Weiner seems completely oblivious to the emotional pain he causes those around him. Do you think he was he shaken by the magnitude of the consequences to what he did?

    Josh Kriegman: In the film, he...

  • Nevada convention brawl previews growing Democratic battle

    2 weeks ago

    Bernie Sanders joined his supporters in criticizing the Nevada Democratic Party after violent outbursts disrupted their state convention on Sunday when his supporters became angry about the process.

    One Sanders supporter threw a chair, unhappy about being blocked in a rules vote...

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

    By Jared Sichel

    2 weeks 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 —...

  • Bill Clinton: ‘I killed myself to give the Palestinians a state’

    2 weeks ago

    Saying “I killed myself to give the Palestinians a state,” former President Bill Clinton defended his record on Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts, and his wife’s, at a campaign event.

    “I had a deal they turned down that would have given them all of Gaza,” Clinton said Friday in...

  • How the 2016 election is upending pro-Israel orthodoxies

    3 weeks ago

    When it comes to Israel, Democrats and Republicans simply do not see eye to eye, and for all their love of Zion, evangelicals will turn out for a candidate who is less than 100 percent on the issue.

    Welcome to the 2016 presidential election, when the conventional pro-Israel...

  • Paul Singer will not support Trump or Clinton

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    3 weeks ago

    Hedge fund manager Paul Singer, regarded as one of the wealthiest and most influential Republican donors, on Monday signaled that he will support neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton in the general election this fall, NRO reported.

    Speaking at a dinner hosted by the Manhattan...

  • Where do Jewish conservatives stand on Trump?

    By Jared Sichel

    3 weeks ago

    Faced with Donald Trump as his party’s presumptive nominee in this year’s presidential election, Jamie Weinstein, senior editor for the conservative Daily Caller website, said he may have to “take a Tums” and vote for Hillary Clinton — assuming Clinton becomes the Democratic...

  • In letter to Jewish leaders, Clinton reaffirms commitment to combat BDS efforts

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    3 weeks ago

    Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton on Sunday reaffirmed her opposition to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) that targets Israel ahead of the United Methodists’ convention on Tuesday.

    864 United Methodists are set to convene in Portland,...

  • Meet the donor who maxed out to Trump & Hillary

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    3 weeks ago

    Hillary Clinton, looking ahead to the general election, is attracting donors from the financial sector, including some who have previously contributed to her likely opponent, Donald Trump.

    According to a report by the Wall Street Journal on Sunday, Clinton’s support Wall Street...

  • Poll of Israelis: Clinton leads Trump 40-31; More trust Trump on security

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    3 weeks ago

    A majority of Israelis think Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, will be committed to safeguarding Israel’s security, while more think Hillary Clinton is the favored candidate from Israel’s standpoint, a new poll published on Monday showed.

    According to...

  • NY poll: Jewish voters overwhelmingly view Trump negatively

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    May 3, 2016 | 8:38 am

    Hillary Clinton’s New York primary win and her campaign’s outreach effort to the Empire State’s Jewish community has only done well for her image as she readies for a general election face-off with Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump.

    According to this month’s Siena...

  • Clinton: ‘Israelis know’ I’ve been a strong supporter of Israel

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    May 2, 2016 | 8:24 am

    Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton on Sunday touted her strong support for Israel as Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz suggested that she and Donald Trump share a similar “neutral” stance on Israel.

    “The Israelis know that I have been a strong and...

  • Clinton allies refute Trump’s claim on Obama’s Israel record

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    April 27, 2016 | 4:00 pm

    The Hillary campaign on Wednesday pushed back against Donald Trump’s criticism of President Obama and Hillary Clinton’s treatment of Israel during his first major foreign policy speech in Washington, D.C.

    During his speech, Trump criticized the Obama administration for abandoning...

  • Trump sweeps 5 states, Clinton wins 4

    April 27, 2016 | 8:15 am

    Donald Trump swept five primary contests and Hillary Clinton won four on Tuesday, consolidating leads that increase the likelihood they will face off against each other in November’s general election.

    Bernie Sanders, the Independent senator from Vermont vying with Clinton for the...

  • GOP mega donor Charles Koch compares Donald Trump’s Muslim policy to Nazis

    April 26, 2016 | 10:27 am

    Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch compared Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s plan to register all Muslims in the United States to Nazi Germany.

    In a wide-ranging interview Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Koch called Trump’s reported idea of creating a database of...

  • Poll of Israelis: Netanyahu will get along better with Trump

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    April 25, 2016 | 10:37 am

    A plurality of Israelis think Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will get along better with Donald Trump if he’s elected as president than with Hillary Clinton, a new poll released on Sunday showed.

    According to the poll conducted by TNS/Teleseker for Israel’s Channel...

  • Chelsea Clinton crowd shuts down anti-Israel protester

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    April 21, 2016 | 1:31 pm

    An anti-Israel protester attempting to disrupt a Hillary for America campaign event headed by Chelsea Clinton in Ithaca, NY, earlier this week was drowned out by loud chants of “Hillary, Hillary, Hillary,” a video published on Thursday showed.

    “Our children need a world where...

  • Hillary wins big among Jews in NY primary

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    April 20, 2016 | 9:29 am

    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton scored massive wins in their home state of New York in Tuesday’s presidential primary.

    In the Republican primary, Trump carried New York with 60 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results. John Kasich came in second with 25 percent of...

  • Sanders hits Clinton on campaign finance hours before New York votes

    April 18, 2016 | 3:45 pm

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders accused front-runner Hillary Clinton of apparent campaign finance violations on Monday, ratcheting up the rhetoric against his rival one day before New York state's crucial primary elections.

    Sanders questioned whether Clinton's...

  • How Sanders is driving up Jewish support for Hillary

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    April 18, 2016 | 8:36 am

    Bernie Sanders wants to score an upset in New York. But his recent comments on Israel may have just done the opposite – drive up Jewish support for Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday.

    On Thursday, during the debate aired on CNN and NY1, Sanders ...

  • Fighting oppression, inequality and injustice on Passover

    April 17, 2016 | 11:35 pm

    I didn’t grow up celebrating Pesach.  But over the years, I’ve attended seders where I was inspired by the remarkable story told in the haggadah — a tale of a people who, sustained by fortitude and faith, escaped slavery and reached their freedom. 

    As Jewish people around the...

  • The chasidic bloc vote and other notes from N.Y. primary

    April 13, 2016 | 11:17 am

    Jewish voters are all over the map when it comes to their plans for voting in New York’s presidential primary on April 19.

    Except for New Square, the all-Chasidic village of 8,000 in Rockland County, about 30 miles north of Manhattan. In this insular Charedi Orthodox community...

  • NY poll: Hillary leads Sanders 60-38 among Jewish voters

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    April 13, 2016 | 8:32 am

    Bernie Sanders has narrowed the lead against Hillary Clinton in the April 19 New York presidential primary, a new poll showed on Wednesday.

    According to the Siena Research poll, Clinton leads Sanders 52-42 percent, down from a 55-34 lead in March. However, Sanders trails Clinton...

  • Not an endorsement, but close; Obama comments hint at support for Clinton

    April 12, 2016 | 11:56 am

    President Barack Obama seemed to inch a little closer on Tuesday to endorsing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's presidential bid.

    During remarks at a museum dedicated to highlighting the fight for women's equality, the president, who has made clear his admiration for...

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