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  • Jeb Bush’s Jewish team includes brother’s backers, staffers

    1 week ago

    Jeb Bush named a “Jewish leadership team” for his campaign that includes a number of Jews who were prominent in campaigning and working for his brother, the former President George W. Bush.

    Bush said that among his supporters since his days as Florida governor are “members of the...

  • Jeb Bush launches Jewish leadership team

    2 weeks ago

    This post is originally from jewishinsider.com.

    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush launched his ‘National Jewish Leadership Committee’ Friday morning, consisting of 71 prominent members of the Jewish community.

    As first reported by Jewish Insider, Bush and his senior...

  • How much did Jeb Bush really do to rescue Ethiopian Jews?

    September 4, 2015 | 12:04 pm

    Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor running for the Republican presidential nomination, has been called out for exaggerating his role in the rescue of Ethiopian Jews in the 1980s.

    Bush takes credit on his campaign website for Operation Joshua, a U.S.-led transfer of Ethiopian...

  • Trump’s lead grows as Bush slips in Republican White House race

    August 25, 2015 | 3:08 pm

    Republican Jeb Bush's support is slipping in the race for the party's presidential nomination, and front-runner Donald Trump has opened a 20-point lead over his closest rivals, a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll showed on Tuesday.

    Republican backing for Bush dipped from 16 percent to 8...

  • Israel wants an American President that is ‘good for the free world’

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 18, 2015 | 4:03 am

    Many American presidents were greeted with a measure of suspicion by Israeli leaders when they were elected to office. Some because of their affiliations, because of ties that they had with bodies hostile to Israel, some because of tendencies incompatible with Israel’s reading of...

  • Poll: Trump leads Republican presidential race with 25 percent

    July 29, 2015 | 3:36 pm

    Billionaire Donald Trump has taken a commanding lead in the race for the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential nomination with the support of 25 percent in a Reuters/Ipsos poll, giving him a double-digit advantage over nearest rival Jeb Bush.

    The poll shows Bush, the former Florida...

  • U.S. presidential candidates react to South Carolina church shootings

    June 18, 2015 | 11:36 am

    U.S. presidential candidates and politicians likely to enter the race used social media and other means on Thursday to express their reaction to news a white gunman had killed nine people in a historic black church in South Carolina on Wednesday.

    Here are comments from some of...

  • Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush both say Israel ties to improve under their leadership

    June 16, 2015 | 12:26 pm

     Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton both said they would improve relations with Israel while formally announcing their presidential runs.

    “I will rebuild our vital friendships,” Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, said Miami in Monday, formally launching his bid for the Republican...

  • Jeb Bush vows to ‘fix’ Washington as he starts White House run

    June 15, 2015 | 4:05 pm

    Former Florida governor Jeb Bush vowed to fix a dysfunctional Washington as he began his U.S. presidential bid on Monday with an attempt to move out of the shadow of the White House legacies left by his father and brother.

    Bush, 62, is seeking to be seen as his own man and break...

  • Jeb Bush tours Auschwitz

    June 12, 2015 | 1:32 pm

    Jeb Bush made an unannounced visit to Auschwitz during a European tour.

    The former Florida governor, who is visiting Germany, Poland and Estonia ahead of his expected formal announcement next week of his run for the Republican presidential nomination, visited the former Nazi concentration camp on Wednesday, Bloomberg News reported.

    Bush, who toured the site with his wife, Columba, did not announce the visit so reporters would not accompany them, “out of respect for the site and those affected,” Bloomberg reported.

  • In Dick We Trust

    By Marty Kaplan

    May 25, 2015 | 10:00 am

    We already know how Republicans will run against Hillary Clinton, because Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus is busily banging that drum.

    “Hillary Clinton is, quite frankly, someone the American people can’t trust,” he said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “This...

  • Jeb Bush at N.Y. day school rips Iran deal as ‘very naive’

    April 23, 2015 | 3:29 pm

    Jeb Bush, a likely Republican presidential candidate, criticized the Iran nuclear framework agreement as “very naive” during a visit to a Manhattan Jewish day school.

    Bush made the remark on Thursday in a closed-door question-and-answer session with high school students at the...

  • Daily Kickoff: Rubio leads Adelson primary | Ressler buys the Hawks | Slang of the Diamond District

    By Jewish Insider

    April 23, 2015 | 5:47 am

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    TOP TALKER: "White House Mending Fences With Netanyahu" by Julie Hirschfeld Davis: "After simmering tensions gave way to open hostility between the two leaders this year, the White House is working...
  • Daily Kickoff: Jeb to visit Ramaz | Replica of Iran’s nuclear facility in Tennessee | Uber’s Hummus

    By Jewish Insider

    April 22, 2015 | 5:52 am

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    HAPPENING TODAY: "One Israeli Soldier, 23 Namesakes and a Day of Remembrance" by Jodi Rudoren: "She had but one son, and he died childless at 21. Yet that boy spawned a generation. At least 23...
  • Daily Kickoff: When Jeb rescued Ethiopian Jews; Why is this Seder different from all others?

    By Jewish Insider

    March 26, 2015 | 9:42 am

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    What Jeb Supporters Are Reading — “When Jeb Bush helped launch a covert mission to rescue Ethiopian Jews from starvation” by Alex Leary: ”In 1984, Bush heard from a Miami attorney Ron Krongold about...

  • Why J Street loves Jim Baker

    March 24, 2015 | 9:29 am

    J Street’s youthful activists delivered a big chunk of conference time to James Baker, an octogenarian known for cursing out their parents.

    Baker, who as George H.W. Bush’s secretary of state back in 1991 is reported to have said “F— the Jews” since they don’t vote for...

  • Tea Party hero Ted Cruz announces presidential bid

    March 23, 2015 | 10:30 am

    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz cast himself as a leader of a grassroots conservative army on Monday as he became the first major figure to jump into the 2016 U.S. presidential election on Monday.

    Speaking at Liberty University, an evangelical Christian school in Virginia, the Republican...

  • On foreign policy, Jeb Bush navigates between brother and father

    February 24, 2015 | 9:25 am

    As clearly as Jeb Bush has stated that he does not want his foreign policy chops assessed against that of his brother — or his father — his choice in advisers has only made things murkier.

    Of 21 advisers to the former Florida governor and putative presidential candidate named...

  • 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...

  • Can California be saved?

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    June 14, 2012 | 12:14 pm

    We Californians love to use direct democracy to perform amateur surgery on our state government. As heirs to a century-old tradition of progressive reform, we believe that if we tinker with the rules, we will get much better outcomes. We believe that the people best suited to make...

  • 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):‎

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    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):




    Shows good understanding of Middle East ‎affairs



    Can be trusted to halt...

  • In Fla., Republican Jews shower Gingrich with applause (if not necessarily votes)

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 28, 2012 | 12:30 am

    Delray Beach, Fla.—Speaking on Friday at an event organized by the state’s Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) chapter, former House Speaker and Republican Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich struck a mostly professorial tone as he talked foreign policy to a friendly audience.

    He may...