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  • July 31, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 31, 2013 | 3:37 am

    The US

    Headline: Obama asks Republican Senators McCain, Graham to visit Egypt

    To Read: Senator Bob Corker believes that too much of the US' foreign policy is being managed covertly through intelligence agencies-

    Today, covert operations appear to have expanded to include...

  • February 25, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 25, 2013 | 3:44 am

    The US

    Headline: McCain renews threat to hold up Brennan confirmation to CIA post

    To Read: According to Leslei Gelb, the White House's focus in Syria should be on Al Quaeda-

    Tactically, President Obama is operating true to form in Syria; he’s wisely avoiding ever creeping...

  • The impact of the moderate Republican

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    October 17, 2012 | 5:09 pm

    On Oct. 28, 1980, a beleaguered President Jimmy Carter stood on a debate stage with his Republican challenger, former California Gov. Ronald Reagan.  Carter’s one chance to save his presidency depended on his ability to portray Reagan’s views as extreme. The best levers appeared to...

  • Are Jews trending Republican?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    January 18, 2012 | 11:38 am

    Over the last several decades, Democratic identification has declined among many traditionally Democratic groups (white Southerners, Catholics and others), but for Jews it has remained fairly steady. There are many explanations for this unique political behavior of the Jewish voter,...

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  • Six degrees of Senator Joe Lieberman

    January 19, 2011 | 3:16 pm

    It was an innocuous interview about a subject I no longer remember.  A dozen years ago, I made arrangements to meet Joe Lieberman in a Manhattan office building where he had other business.  The Connecticut senator, who announced this week he won’t seek re-election for a fifth...

  • Where in the world is Joe Lieberman?

    By Steve Greenberg

    November 24, 2008 | 8:33 pm

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  • The spirit of Jonathan Swift, Rotbart should apologize

    November 20, 2008 | 1:17 am

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    It Can't Happen Here

    I was shocked by Rob Eshman's article wherein he found an unnamed organizer telling him that a coalition of blacks and Mormon leaders have begun laying the groundwork for a 2012 ballot initiative that would ban Jews from marrying Jews ("It Can't Happen Here,"...

  • Begone, bygones! Green is the new blue and white

    November 13, 2008 | 12:45 am

    Bygones

    "Let Bygones (Not) Be Bygones" (Nov. 7) infuriated me. Marty Kaplan is not happy that Barack Obama was generous to his opponents and their supporters in his victory speech, because in his opinion, they are guilty of lies and character assassination for suggesting the...
  • Dear Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin: I apologize for the Jewish vote for Obama

    By Dean Rotbart

    November 12, 2008 | 11:10 pm

    This is my public apology to John McCain, Sarah Palin, Republican voters, Christian evangelicals, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, Mike Gallagher and everyone else in the non-Jewish universe who stands four-square behind the State of Israel.

    While you have written, spoken and, yes, even...

  • Post-election healing — kumbaya in class and at the beach

    By Julie G Fax

    November 12, 2008 | 1:48 am

    Alison Weinreb, a teacher at Maimonides Academy in West Hollywood, invited her sixth-grade social studies class to her home for an election-night viewing party.

    As the electoral map turned increasingly blue, she noticed that her scattered Obama supporters were keeping pretty quiet --...

  • Young Iranian Jews react to 2008 election results

    By Karmel Melamed

    November 11, 2008 | 12:23 am

    Nearly 200 young local Iranian Jews from the “30 Years After” organization gathered at the Parlor sports bar in Santa Monica on November 4th to mingle and watch the results of the 2008 Presidential election. While a substantial segment of Southern California Iranian Jews were...

  • Obama’s victory resonates with L.A. Jews

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    November 6, 2008 | 2:35 am

    After morning minyan at Valley Beth Shalom on Election Day, one of the elderly members, a child of the Holocaust and survivor of discrimination in its evilest form, approached Rabbi Ed Feinstein with joy.

    "Can you imagine?" he asked the rabbi. "We've lived to see a black man elected...

  • The Democrats won for the wrong reasons

    By Arnold Steinberg

    November 6, 2008 | 2:19 am

    The Republicans deserved to lose, but the Democrats did not deserve to win.

    After McCain had the good luck to win the nomination early, he squandered valuable time, failing to use his advantage to define his campaign, or Obama. In contrast, the brilliance of Obama's campaign implied...

  • Let bygones (not) be bygones

    By Marty Kaplan

    November 5, 2008 | 2:02 pm

    That's it?

    Twelve-hundred-and-eight words, and we're supposed to forget the months of ugly that came before?

    Not so fast.

    "I urge all Americans who supported me to join me in not just congratulating him, but offering our next president our goodwill and earnest effort to find...
  • Race ends with GOP slamming Obama on Israel

    November 4, 2008 | 7:45 pm

    WASHINGTON (JTA) - As the presidential race came to a close, the McCain campaign ratcheted up its efforts to paint Barack Obama as a threat to Israel.

    The major thrust involved new salvos revolving around a Palestinian-American academic and activist, Rashid Khalidi, who was friends...

  • LAST LOOK: Where do McCain and Obama stand on the issues?

    November 3, 2008 | 11:27 pm

    DOMESTIC POLICY

    ABORTION

    Abortion is an area of sharp disagreement between the two candidates. Obama said during the Oct. 15 presidential debate that he believes Roe v. Wade was “rightly decided,” although “good people on both sides can disagree.” He added that “women in...

  • MUSIC VIDEO: Oy, McCainia! (to the tune of ‘Rumania Rumania’)

    November 3, 2008 | 8:31 pm

    The classic Yiddish folk song ‘Rumania, Rumania’ provides the inspiration for this pro-Obama music video

  • The entire election in one very tall image

    By The Web Guy

    November 3, 2008 | 2:17 pm

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  • L.A. Times protest - I was there

    By Jay Firestone

    October 30, 2008 | 8:18 pm

    This morning I went to shoot a protest outside the Los Angeles Times in downtown L.A.  Enraged McCain supporters picketed the publication for withholding the release of a video tape showing Barack Obama at an event honoring harsh critic of Israel, Rashid Khalidi. 

    It wasn’t a...

  • McCain campaign to L.A. Times: Release Obama-Khalidi tape [VIDEO]

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 30, 2008 | 12:11 am

    John McCain and his vice presidential running mate continued Wednesday to accuse the Los Angeles Times of protecting Barack Obama by not releasing the video of 2003 celebration Obama attended for a Palestinian-American scholar and critic of Israel. The newspaper has refused to make...
  • Jewish vote not a sure bet in swing state Nevada

    October 29, 2008 | 10:52 pm

    Support for presidential candidate Barack Obama remains strong among Nevada's Jewish population, but Jews can no longer be counted on as a bloc vote for the Democrats.

    It is a startling revelation to many Jewish leaders in the state, including Rabbi Felipe Goodman of Conservative...

  • Larry and me

    By Rob Eshman

    October 29, 2008 | 1:41 am

    I have been through three presidential election cycles while at The Jewish Journal.

    The candidates change. The issues ebb and flow. Administrations come and go. But Larry Greenfield -- that dude abides.

    On Thursday evening, Oct. 30, I'm going to see Larry. Again.

    Greenfield is the...

  • It’s their turn

    By David Suissa

    October 29, 2008 | 1:37 am

    Before moving to Pico-Robertson, I spent three years in trendy West Hollywood, where I was the lone independent/conservative voice during an early morning

    schmoozefest at the Urth Caffé on Melrose Avenue. The term "aggressively liberal" doesn't begin to describe the political...

  • ANALYSIS: Who advises McCain and Obama?

    By Ron Kampeas

    October 28, 2008 | 5:50 pm

    WASHINGTON (JTA) -- When the question of recognizing Israel landed on President Harry Truman's desk in May 1948, he had to balance the advice of his old friend, Clark Clifford, against the general he deeply admired, George Marshall.

    In the end Truman went with his friend,...
  • Adlai Stevenson, JFK, Obama and the Jewish vote

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    October 28, 2008 | 2:43 pm

    One of my earliest political memories is the 1960 presidential campaign. 

    We were an Adlai Stevenson family and as a little boy I rooted for the former Illinois governor and presidential candidate to come from behind to win the Democratic presidential nomination. 

    Stevenson,...

  • VIDEOS: Wassup 2008 meets Jewish Wassup

    By The Web Guy

    October 27, 2008 | 11:21 pm

    Its been eight long years since the boys said wassup to each other. Even with the effects of a down economy and imminent change in the White House, the boys are still able to come together and stay true to what really matters.

     

    This is not the first parody of the Budweiser beer commercial, of course.  There’s this ‘Jewish Wassup’ from a few years back:

     

  • ANALYSIS: Obama worked hard to gain Jewish trust

    By Ron Kampeas

    October 27, 2008 | 7:49 pm

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (JTA)—A major Republican tack against Barack Obama has a simple theme: By his friends you shall know him.

    For the McCain campaign, in recent weeks this has meant repeatedly linking the Democratic presidential nominee to William Ayers, the former member of the...

  • ANALYSIS: Rough race takes toll on McCain’s image

    October 27, 2008 | 7:23 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA)—When John McCain stopped in New York one Tuesday in October 2007 to make his pre-primaries pitch to a room full of Jewish bigwigs, he spent virtually all his time discussing foreign policy—but only after an emotional introduction from James Tisch that focused less on...

  • Move over, Willie Horton

    By Marty Kaplan

    October 27, 2008 | 3:54 pm

    I just hope Peter Feldman isn't Jewish.

    In my parents' New Jersey home, when the perpetrator of some awful act in the news was not yet known, I could always count on them to say, "I hope he isn't Jewish."

    This worked out well in the case of Lee Harvey Oswald, but for Jack Ruby, not...
  • Politics, rabbis, gotcha

    October 16, 2008 | 12:28 am

    Presidential Politics

    In response to the Oct. 10 Letters on Sen. Barack Obama, Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin:

    I noticed the advertisement on Obama with the questionable people he is photographed associating with. I read the weekly news and view television debates, and I...
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