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  • Cruz campaign clarifies controversial endorsement of Bickle

    3 days ago

    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has come under fire for associating himself with a controversial Christian evangelical leader who is notorious for having said that God sent Hitler to hunt Jews “for not accepting Jesus as the Messiah.”

    Last month, the Cruz campaign...

  • Is Marco Rubio really outraged about US spying on Israel?

    January 8, 2016 | 1:22 pm

    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has made seemingly contradictory statements about the seriousness of reported U.S. spying on Israel.

    Democrats have been eager to point out the apparent discrepancy.

    In the aftermath of the Wall Street Journal ...

  • In Interview, Jeb touts brother’s legacy as guidance on Israel, peace talks

    January 7, 2016 | 2:36 pm

    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush would not pursue the two-state solution or ask Israel to take additional steps to renew peace negotiations with the Palestinians, if elected as president in the fall.

    In a wide-ranging interview on the campaign trail Thursday, Jeb told ...

  • Trump sets economic conditions for siding with Saudi Arabia over Iran

    January 6, 2016 | 1:19 pm

    Republican presidential Donald Trump on Monday suggested that the U.S. should defend Saudi Arabia in its escalating dispute with Iran only if the Saudis pay us back economically.

    In an appearance on Fox News Monday evening, Trump told host Bill O’Reilly that in order to stop...

  • Republican Ben Carson’s campaign manager, 20 staff quit

    December 31, 2015 | 1:54 pm

    U.S. Republican Ben Carson's 2016 presidential bid was thrown into chaos on Thursday when his campaign manager and some 20 other staff members quit amid infighting, dropping poll numbers and negative media coverage.

    Barry Bennett, who oversaw Carson's rapid rise to the top tier...

  • Trump demurs on how his Muslim-tracking plan differs from Nazi policy

    November 20, 2015 | 10:05 am

    Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump confirmed his support for a database to track American Muslims.

    Asked about a statement earlier in the week that he was open to the idea, Trump confirmed Thursday night that he would move to require Muslims to register with the...

  • Billionaire investor Paul Singer throws support to GOP’s Rubio

    November 2, 2015 | 11:01 am

    Billionaire hedge fund investor Paul Singer said he is backing Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio.

    Rubio, a Florida senator, is the only candidate who can “navigate this complex primary process and still be in a position to defeat” Hillary Rodham Clinton in the...

  • Ben Carson: Rabbis agree gun control contributed to Holocaust

    October 26, 2015 | 9:23 am

    Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson again defended his claim that gun control helped enable the Holocaust, saying even some rabbis backed his assertion.

    Appearing Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Carson reiterated his claim that gun control in Germany that began in the...

  • Ivanka Trump is her dad’s first lady

    October 16, 2015 | 9:54 am

    Ivanka is to Donald Trump as Lisa is to Homer Simpson: brainy, composed and unflinchingly loyal to her outrageous and unpredictable father.

    At least that’s the portrait painted in a Politico article published Thursday. The article explores the relationship between the Republican...

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

    September 28, 2015 | 9:59 am

    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...

  • 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...

  • In West Bank, Huckabee defends ‘oven’ comment and supports settlements

    August 18, 2015 | 1:50 pm

    Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee said he does not regret his recent statement that in forging a nuclear deal with Iran, President Barack Obama is “marching Israelis to the door of the oven.”

    In a speech Tuesday in the West Bank settlement of Shiloh, the site of what...

  • Huckabee coming to Israel to fundraise, talk Iran

    August 17, 2015 | 9:57 am

    Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee is coming to Israel to raise campaign funds and discuss the Iran nuclear deal.

    The former Arkansas governor will arrive in Israel on Tuesday, according to The Associated Press. A spokesman said the trip would be “brief” and did not...

  • Trump: Obama, Kerry ‘sold out’ Israel on Iran

    August 17, 2015 | 9:08 am

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry hurt Israel through the recent agreement on Iran’s nuclear program.

    “Israel was sold out by Kerry and Obama,” Trump said at an Iowa campaign event Saturday, according to ...

  • Why Gingrich’s views on federal judiciary are so terrifying

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 19, 2012 | 4:19 pm

    With Rick Perry dropping out and endorsing Newt Gingrich, now is probably a good time to discuss why Newt terrifies me.

    All other political issues aside, Gingrich’s understanding of the judiciary’s role in the U.S. democracy is appalling. You don’t need to take Professor Varat’s...

  • Perry: I would back Israeli strike on Iran

    November 4, 2011 | 11:40 am

    U.S. presidential candidate Rick Perry said he would back an Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facitilies.

    Perry said Thursday that, as president, he would support an attack if there were proof Tehran was moving closer to a nuclear weapon, Reuters reported.

    “Obviously, we are going...

  • 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...
  • How will GOP fare with Jewish voters in ‘08?

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    May 10, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    With California's early primary bringing unusual recognition to the Golden State, the Republican candidates are heading out West. They met in debate at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley on May 3. Do these Republicans have a shot at winning Jewish voters over in 2008?

    Under Bush,...