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  • Israel features prominently in final debate

    October 23, 2012 | 9:11 am

    The U.S.-Israel alliance and the need to keep Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon were major themes in the final presidential debate.

    Both President Obama and Mitt Romney said Monday during their foreign policy debate that they would stand with Israel in an attack by Iran.

    ...
  • October 23, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 23, 2012 | 4:09 am

    In-depth

    Obama Clearly Won the Debate, and he May Have Helped Himself with Jewish Voters

    Writing for Algemeiner, Republican and Romney supporter Alan Steinberg lauds the president for his performance in the foreign policy debate. 

    Obama ... emphasized America’s commitment...

  • As candidates spar over Israel, Jewish L.A. watches on

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    October 23, 2012 | 12:41 am

    By the third or fourth time Mitt Romney called the Iranian nuclear threat “the greatest national security threat we face,” a good number of the few dozen youngish Jews who had gathered at Federation headquarters to watch Monday evening’s Presidential debate appeared to have stopped...

  • 3 skeptical comments on the third presidential debate

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 22, 2012 | 7:53 pm

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    There are two ways to look at presidential debates: the big-theme outlook and the horse-race outlook. Naturally, with elections so tight and so close, most of the commentary and attention will be given to the horse race – who won and who lost, who scored and who stumbled,...

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  • Obama, Romney clash over foreign policy in last debate

    October 22, 2012 | 7:36 pm

    President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney clashed over U.S. military strength and how to deal with crises in the Middle East in a third and final debate on Monday as polls showed them in deadlock two weeks before the Nov. 6 election.

    With one last chance for...

  • Third Presidential Debate [LIVESTREAM]

    October 22, 2012 | 6:18 pm

  • October 22, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 22, 2012 | 2:33 am

    In-depth

    Does Iran Have an "Inalienable Right" to Enrich Uranium?

    Emily B. Landau of the Institute of National Security Studies takes a close look at a long-held Iranian claim. 

    The right of Iran – or any other nonnuclear state – to pursue nuclear energy, including uranium...

  • The meaning of ‘firm stand’ on Iran

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 21, 2012 | 10:29 am

    The dramatic - if suspiciously well-timed - news of looming direct U.S.-Iran talks (a New York Times story) and the upcoming presidential debate on foreign policy give us ample reason to look at two recent polls on policy toward Iran. The new poll from the Pew Research Center is...

  • October 21, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 21, 2012 | 1:44 am

    In-depth

    An Assassination in Beirut

    Lee Smith of the Weekly Standards looks at the implications of the killing of Lebanese security chief Wissam al-Hassan, thought to be the work of Syria and its allies.

    Hassan was killed not just because of what he had done in the past,...

  • Florida Diary 4: What Paul Ryan wants, and what women want

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 19, 2012 | 9:43 am

    Yesterday was an intensive day, starting with meetings with two congressional candidates at the east side of Florida (story in the coming days), continued with a long drive along route 80 across the state, and ended with a Paul Ryan rally in Form Myers – well, not quite ended....

  • Romney blames Obama for ‘daylight’ with Israel in second debate

    October 17, 2012 | 8:32 am

    Mitt Romney accused President Obama of putting "daylight between us and Israel" in the second presidential debate.

    Responding to Obama's pledge to investigate the circumstances of an attack that killed four U.S. diplomats in Libya last month, Romney assailed Obama's overall...

  • Florida Diary 1: Romney’s ‘Netanyahu’ offense, Obama’s ‘Israel’ defense

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 16, 2012 | 7:55 am

    FLORIDA - Spending a week in Florida on the eve of a presidential election has become a habit, and a habit I cherish. Once again meeting the old ladies who suddenly become interested in politics, attending the synagogues to which candidates flock in droves to speak, watching the...

  • A debate party turned sober

    By Ryan Torok

    October 10, 2012 | 12:08 pm

    “It’s nerve-wracking for me to watch this debate,” said Julie Moss, 26, while watching the first of three U.S. presidential debates, on Oct. 3, on a flat-screen TV above a cocktail bar at Lola’s Restaurant.

    Moss was among a crowd of left-leaning young adults at a party to watch...

  • First presidential debate spotlights economy, health care

    October 4, 2012 | 9:02 am

    President Obama and Mitt Romney focused on revenue and spending, with an emphasis on health care, in their first presidential debate. 

    With the focus on the economy, foreign policy was mentioned only in passing as the candidates squared off Wednesday at the University of Denver.

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  • Post-debate notes: The 5% Jewish question

    By Shmuel Rosner

    October 4, 2012 | 7:57 am

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    In my new book about The Jewish Vote - if you don't yet have it – now would be a good time to buy it here (for Kindle) or here (paperback) – I discuss Romney's "long history of – your choice – changing his mind or flip-flopping on a whole set of social issues" and use the...

  • Marty Kaplan: Romney wins first debate

    By Marty Kaplan

    September 24, 2012 | 9:02 am

    If the media-industrial complex obeys its usual laws of supply and demand, the political headlines over the next four weeks are fairly predictable: Romney Wins First Debate. Ryan, Biden Debate to a Draw. Obama Wins Second Debate. It All Comes Down to the Last Debate.  

    I’m of...

  • No Israel question during GOP presidential debate

    June 14, 2011 | 7:35 am

    Israel was nowhere to be found as a topic during the first Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire.

    Presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Tim Pawlenty, Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain and Ron Paul discussed the economy, health care, social issues and other topics...

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