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  • A provocateur to some, Michele Bachmann also offers Jewish voters common cause

    June 28, 2011 | 2:31 pm

    Michele Bachmann in a bathroom confronted by two lesbians and screaming for help, or Bachmann at the Western Wall surrounded by Jews and weeping with joy.

    Where your politics are likely will determine which incident involving Bachmann you’d highlight.

    But supporters of Bachmann, a...

  • Obama tackles the ‘pastor’ question in meeting with Philadelphia Jews

    By Lisa Hostein

    April 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    PHILADELPHIA -- It's the question that just won't go away for presidential hopeful Barack Obama.

    No matter how many times he addresses it or gives major speeches about it, the 'pastor question' pursues him in the Jewish community -- and beyond.

    And it's the one that still has many...
  • Obama?  Been there

    By Gina Nahai

    April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    I've been a Democrat since I was 16 years old and couldn't vote because I was underage and not yet a U.S. citizen. I was a Democrat when most other Iranians considered that a dirty word -- because "Carter was a Democrat who lost Iran to the mullahs and Afghanistan to the Soviets. He...
  • Sen. Obama, answer my questions on your past

    By Daphne Ziman

    March 20, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The history, experience and identity of a potential commander-in-chief are rather important, but try asking them about the leading Democratic candidate in campaign 2008 and you're branded as negative and destructive.

    I'm a Democrat. I'm a strong supporter of Israel -- I was born and...

  • Obama’s record on Israel repudiates critics

    By Mel Levine

    March 20, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    In all my years in politics, I have not seen a candidate as gifted and transformative as Sen. Barack Obama. At a time when our country is divided and dispirited, one only needs to see the multigenerational, multiethnic and highly enthusiastic crowds at his rallies to sense that he...
  • Will Jews give Obama a chance?

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    March 13, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Excerpts from Barack Obama's meeting at an Ohio Jewish Community Center on February 24, 2008

    If the Democrats decide to sponsor re-votes in Florida and Michigan, we will soon be thinking about how Jewish voters see Illinois Sen. Barack Obama. While most Jewish Democrats voted on Feb....

  • JFK fans have been there before

    By Arnold Steinberg

    March 7, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Caroline Kennedy is deeply moved by people who say this: That they felt inspired and hopeful about America when her father was president.

    I was one of them, but younger than most and in awe, early on.

    I told my parents I was going to hear John F. Kennedy's acceptance speech at the...

  • Candidate profile: John Edwards

    By Ron Kampeas

    January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    In 2004, John Edwards lost the Democratic presidential nomination because he was considered a foreign policy lightweight. He won the vice presidential slot because his social policies had depth.

    Four years later, Edwards' social and domestic positions remain pretty much the same --...
  • Why I back John Edwards

    By Marc Stanley

    January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    American Jews have always been at the forefront of the fight for social justice, whether in the labor movement or the civil rights movement. We understand the enormous challenges facing this country and our world. We know that what America needs, and what the world needs, is a leader...
  • Why Jews support Obama

    By Mel Levine

    January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    You wouldn't know it from the flood of hysterical emails we have all seen, or from a fair amount of the commentary, but there is a groundswell of Jewish American support for Senator Barack Obama's presidential campaign. That should hardly be surprising, for it is a reflection of the...
  • Why I back Rudy Giuliani

    By Sen. Norm Coleman

    January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    In October, introducing Rudy Giuliani before the Republican Jewish Coalition, philanthropist Sheldon Adelson said of the former New York City mayor, "Time after time Mayor Giuliani not only said the right things about Israel, which is easy to do, but he took the right actions as...
  • Election 101—who is your choice?

    By Shoshana Lewin-Fischer

    January 24, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    This time of year, we know that you are seeing signs everywhere about the upcoming presidential election. So many people, so many numbers ... and even though you won't be able to vote until you are 18, we think you should know what it all means.

    1) What is a caucus? A caucus is a...

  • Giuliani doubts if Palestinians are ‘peace partners’ yet

    By Ron Kampeas

    August 23, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Rudolph Giuliani's foreign policy is neither a blueprint nor a prescription, his top adviser on the matter says. It is an outline of how the former can-do New York City mayor does business.

    Charles Hill, a former top aide to Reagan-era Secretary of State George Shultz, spoke to JTA...

  • Islamofascism and the GOP

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    August 9, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Republicans are now telling us that America (and Israel) face a mortal threat from "global Islamofascism." Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Vt.) has been blasting Democrats for not "recognizing" this threat. Get used to it, because this is going to be the frame for the Republican presidential...
  • Notes from the campaign trail: Israel and the Dems; Mitt Romney; GOP faves

    By James D. Besser

    May 3, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Presidential campaigns keep getting longer and uglier, but the candidates, at least, are volunteers. Hapless voters are a kind of captive audience -- bombarded by attack ads and money, pummeled by the ever-shifting conventional wisdom and dizzily spun by candidates whose views change...
  • Abbas Gaining in Bid to Succeed Arafat

    By Dan Baron

    December 2, 2004 | 7:00 pm


    With a patient realpolitik, not to mention the tacit approval of Israel and the United States, Mahmoud Abbas is inching toward the Palestinian leadership.

    A poll of West Bank and Gaza Strip residents released Sunday found that a plurality of Palestinians, 41 percent, support Abbas'...

  • Cheney’s Israel-Iraq Comment Misleads

    By Janine Zacharia

    October 14, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Israel has received scant attention in the run-up to the Nov. 2 presidential election. Iraq and the war against Al Qaeda have dominated the foreign policy discussions. And with neither candidate sketching out an approach to resuming the peace process, both sides prefer instead to...

  • Father of the Leftist Guard

    By Marc Ballon

    September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Stanley Sheinbaum is in his element. As 40 members of Americans for Peace Now and their allies sip white wine, nibble brie and heatedly discuss the economic and moral injustices of Israel's occupation, the éminence grise of liberalism watches and listens with the rapt attention of...

  • Shahar Says Shalom

    By Amy Klein

    August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    When she came to Los Angeles two years ago, Meirav Eilon Shahar thought that the immediate task before her as Israeli consul for communications and public affairs would be dealing with the follow up to the presidential election. She came to Los Angeles from a three-year posting in...

  • Jewish Surprises on Election Day

    By James D

    November 16, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Last week just didn't go at all like the pundits and prognosticators predicted.

    The presidential election proved to be the unwanted gift that keeps on giving - with recounts, lawsuits, accusations and frantic efforts by Florida to fend off charges that it is the newest tropical banana...

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