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  • Trump condemns ‘outrageous’ terrorist attack in Tel Aviv

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    June 9, 2016 | 12:39 pm

    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Thursday condemned “in the strongest possible terms” Wednesday’s deadly terrorist attack in Tel Aviv.

    “I condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the outrageous terrorist shootings that took the lives of at least four...

  • Will Donald Trump make America hate again?

    By Eitan Arom

    June 2, 2016 | 11:17 am

    For decades, it seemed that the visuals of Nazi propaganda — replete with hunch-backed, leering, long-nosed Chasidic Jews — had vanished. Then came the internet.

    Virulently anti-Semitic imagery has made its way into the presidential campaign, materializing, for instance, in Julia...

  • Trump: True hope for some, lesser of two evils for others

    By Jared Sichel

    June 2, 2016 | 11:07 am

    For Peter Weiss, an OB-GYN and director of the Rodeo Drive Women’s Health Center, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump wasn’t his first, second or third choice for president — but Hillary Clinton isn’t even his 10th. 

    “It’s more of the lesser of two evils, and I look at...

  • Cruz Endorses Netanyahu’s call to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over Golan Heights

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    April 18, 2016 | 9:51 am

    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz on Sunday endorsed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s call to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

    Speaking at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting held on Israel’s border Sunday morning, Netanyahu said he...

  • Kasich compares war against ISIS to Holocaust

    March 16, 2016 | 12:21 pm

    Republican presidential candidate John Kasich on Wednesday likened the war against ISIS to WWII and the Holocaust when the United States took a leading role and stepped in to destroy evil.

    Fresh off his primary win in the state of Ohio on Tuesday, Kasich held a town hall meeting...

  • Trump names himself as foreign policy advisor

    March 16, 2016 | 8:39 am

    After refusing to reveal the names he is consulting with on foreign affairs, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he considers himself as his campaign’s foreign policy advisor.

    “I’m speaking with myself, number one, because I have a very good...

  • Adelson signals support for Trump: ‘Why not?’

    March 15, 2016 | 1:40 pm

    Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson seems at peace with the prospect of Donald Trump becoming the Republican nominee for president in 2016.

    “Trump is a businessman. I am a businessman. He employs a lot of people. I employed 50,000 people. Why not?” Adelson said during a gala...

  • Jewish platform raises political dough for Cruz

    March 15, 2016 | 10:34 am

    UPDATED 11:54 a.m.

    A group of Orthodox Jews supporting Ted Cruz for president have launched a 24-hour campaign to raise $1 million for Cruz's campaign on the day of crucial primary contests in Florida, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri and North Carolina.

    The campaign "Million For Ted"...

  • Rubio: Criticism of Israel is new face of anti-Semitism

    March 15, 2016 | 8:22 am

    Israel has a special purpose. It was created as a homeland for the Jewish people to ensure they do not face annihilation, Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio said during a campaign rally in West Palm Beach, Florida, on Monday.

    “Israel is a special creation for the...

  • Richard Roberts details ‘disingenuous’ donor call to stop Trump

    March 14, 2016 | 10:04 am

    A prominent Republican donor is voicing his disapproval of a campaign led by top Republican donors to deny Donald Trump the 1,237 delegates necessary to secure the Republican presidential nomination.

    On March 1, Our Principles PAC, a group that has been attacking Trump in the...

  • Kasich would ‘suspend’ Iran deal in response to missile tests

    March 10, 2016 | 11:16 am

    Republican presidential candidate John Kasich took a dramatic shift in his position on the Iran nuclear deal, following new reports of Iranian missile tests.

  • Kasich’s relationship with Ohio Jews goes way back

    March 10, 2016 | 10:45 am

    Brad Kastan, a prominent Jewish leader in Columbus, Ohio, spoke with Jewish Insider about his relationship with and support of Republican presidential candidate John Kasich.

    In a phone conversation with Jewish Insider on Wednesday, Kastan, a money manager and veteran in the...

  • Trump says he will ‘look into’ whether pledge causes offense

    March 8, 2016 | 9:27 am

    Donald Trump said he would “look into” his recent practice of asking followers to raise their hands in a pledge after it was likened to the Nazi salute.

    Trump said on NBC Tuesday that the comparisons to Nazi salutes were a “big, big stretch,” saying it was something he does for...

  • Rubio announces national security team

    March 7, 2016 | 11:04 am

    Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Monday announced his National Security Advisory Council, consisting of ex-Bush (43) officials and national security experts.

    Members of Rubio’s national security team include Michael Chertoff, Michael Mukasey, Elliot Abrams, Eric...

  • Cruz, Rubio claim anti-Trump title

    March 2, 2016 | 9:17 am

    Following Super Tuesday’s results, the respective campaigns of Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio vowed to carry on the fight to deny Donald Trump’s nomination for president.

    “What you are hearing now is how do we prevent the party of Reagan and Lincoln from being taken over by someone who...

  • Cruz campaign clarifies controversial endorsement of Bickle

    February 11, 2016 | 10:12 am

    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...

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