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  • Paul: cuts to Israel assistance would not be ‘immediate, dramatic’

    January 17, 2013 | 9:40 am

    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said he does not favor immediate cuts to defense assistance to Israel and favors intelligence and development cooperation, but he believes that Israel would ultimately benefit from economic independence from the United States.

    Paul, in a conference call...

  • In Israel, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul calls for end to foreign assistance

    January 7, 2013 | 9:33 am

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul called for a reduction of foreign assistance during a visit to Israel.

    Paul (R-Ky.), who opposes foreign assistance, including defense aid to Israel, on Monday told the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies that the United States will always be Israel's...

  • Jewish Dems slam GOP for Ron Paul tribute

    August 24, 2012 | 2:18 pm

    Jewish Democrats slammed Republicans for planning a tribute to Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) at the Republican convention.

    In a press call Friday, a top aide to Rommey confirmed that there would be a prime time video tribute to Paul.

    “Paying tribute to this man who disparaged the...

  • Paul winds down campaign but keeps delegates

    May 16, 2012 | 4:14 pm

    U.S. Rep. Ron Paul has effectively given up his presidential campaign but will not yet give up his delegates to Mitt Romney.

    Paul, a Texas Republican, said this week that he would no longer compete in his party’s primaries, leaving Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, the only...

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  • The Israel Factor 04.2012, Questionnaire

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 26, 2012 | 7:17 am

    ‎1.‎ Please rank the two presidential candidates – Barack Obama and ‎Mitt ‎Romney – on the following issues from 1 (totally disagree) to 10 ‎‎(totally ‎agree):‎

    ‎ ‎


    Issue

    Obama

    Romney

    Shows good understanding of Middle ‎East ‎affairs

     

     

    Can be...

  • The Israel Factor 04.2012, Full Statistics

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 26, 2012 | 7:02 am

    ‎1.‎ Please rank the two presidential candidates – Barack Obama and Mitt ‎Romney – on the following issues from 1 (totally disagree) to 10 (totally ‎agree):


    Issue

    Obama

    Romney

    Shows good understanding of Middle East ‎affairs

    7

    6.1

    Can be trusted to halt...

  • Factor panel: Israel can’t act in Iran without Obama’s consent

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 22, 2012 | 8:18 am

    This month, I think the key is to look at statement #4 in question #1 of our Israel Factor survey (questionnaire here, full stats here). There is broad agreement among many of our panelists that Israel “can’t act in Iran without Obama’s consent”.

    Have something to say about...

  • The Israel Factor 03.2012, Questionnaire

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 22, 2012 | 8:09 am

    1. Please rank the following statements from 1 (totally disagree) to 5 (totally agree):

    Statement

    President Obama’s AIPAC speech proves that he is very supportive of Israel

     

    Prime Minister Netanyahu’s AIPAC speech was alarmist

    Israel can’t trust Obama to halt Iran’s nuclear...

  • The Israel Factor 03.2012, Full Statistics

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 22, 2012 | 8:02 am

    1. Please rank the following statements from 1 (totally disagree) to 5 (totally agree):

    Statement

    President Obama’s AIPAC speech proves that he is very supportive of Israel

    3.67

    Prime Minister Netanyahu’s AIPAC speech was alarmist

    3.85

    Israel can’t trust Obama to halt Iran’s...

  • There’s a new Israel-US survey, but don’t be fooled by the headlines

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 1, 2012 | 10:21 am

    A new Shibley Telhami survey is already being celebrated by various ignoramuses and hacks as one that “undercuts Netanyahu on Iran” or that makes the “Washington conversation” seem skewed against Obama. The survey contains some interesting data, and also a lot of data from...

  • On the issues: GOP hopefuls on Israel, Iran, abortion, Social Security and more

    February 28, 2012 | 1:58 pm

    In advance of Super Tuesday, JTA takes a look at the stances of the four Republican presidential candidates on some issues of Jewish interest. The candidates are listed in alphabetical order.

    ABORTION

    Newt Gingrich: Has said that abortion should not be legal, though he makes...

  • GOP candidates: Make threat against Iran clearer

    February 23, 2012 | 11:51 am

    Three of the four Republican presidential candidates said the United States should make a more explicit threat of military action against Iran.

    Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich agreed in the CNN debate on Wednesday in Arizona that the measures taken by President Obama to...

  • Factor: Why is Romney better than Obama?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 21, 2012 | 7:53 am

    For quite some time now, our Israel Factor panel has seemed to believe that of all the GOP candidates Mitt Romney is the best as far as Israel is concerned, and that in a race between Romney and Barack Obama, the former is the better candidate for Israel. But why do they consider...

  • Factor favorite for Secretary of State: Joe Biden

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 16, 2012 | 9:18 am

    It is really very early in the 2012 game: We don’t yet know who’s going to be the Republican nominee, we don’t know who’s more likely to win between President Obama and the GOP nominee, so talking about the next administration is premature - but still hard to resist. That is,...

  • The Israel Factor 02.2012, Full Statistics

    By Shmuel Rosner

    February 16, 2012 | 8:58 am

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be leaving office next year – please grade the following candidates to replace her in an Obama administration (all were mentioned in journalistic reports as possible candidates) with a 1-5 mark, 1 being not so good for Israel, and 5 being...

  • Political March Madness

    By Marty Kaplan

    February 13, 2012 | 10:57 am

    Will Hillary be Obama’s running mate, with Biden going to State if they win? Will Romney wrap things up on Super Tuesday, or will there be a brokered Republican convention, with Ron Paul as kingmaker? Will Democrats take back the House but lose the Senate?

    Who knows? Who cares?

    ...
  • Florida primary is first big showdown for the Jewish vote

    January 24, 2012 | 12:03 pm

    With Newt Gingrich gaining ground on frontrunner Mitt Romney, the stage is set for a crucial Jan. 31 Republican presidential primary in Florida. By playing a significant role in that day’s outcome, the state’s large Jewish population might set the tone for the rest of the GOP...

  • Gingrich blows open GOP race with S.C. romp

    January 22, 2012 | 2:05 pm

    Newt Gingrich won the Republican primary in South Carolina by a wide margin, throwing open the race for the party’s presidential candidacy.

    Gingrich, the former U.S. House of Representatives speaker, defeated Mitt Romney, long believed to be the front-runner, 40.4 percent to 27.9...

  • The Israel Factor 01.2012, Questionnaire

    By Shmuel Rosner

    January 16, 2012 | 7:57 am

    1. On a scale of 1 (not at all worried) to 5 (very worried), how worried were you (or how worried do you think Israel should be) by the following statements and incidents:


    Secretary of State Clinton allegedly comparing Israel to Iran

     

    Secretary of Defense Panetta calling on...

  • The Israel Factor 01.2012, Full Statistics

    By Shmuel Rosner

    January 16, 2012 | 7:26 am

    1. On a scale of 1 (not at all worried) to 5 (very worried), how worried were you (or how worried do you think Israel should be) by the following statements and incidents:


    Secretary of State Clinton allegedly comparing Israel to Iran

    2.78

    Secretary of Defense Panetta calling on...

  • Must Read, January 12, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    January 12, 2012 | 1:39 am

    Five Reasons Not to Attack Iran

    Writing in The Diplomat, Adam B. Lowther of the U.S. Air Force’s Air University presents his own reasons why the United States should think again before launching any kind of military assault on Iran.

    “Iran possesses what is likely the most...

  • Letters to the Editor: Beit Shemesh, Lord Sacks, Ron Paul, City Guide

    January 11, 2012 | 6:19 pm

    Fanatics Are Not Observant Jews

    The opening paragraph of the article “Israel’s Religion Minister Fears Jewish Divides” (Jan. 4, jewishjournal.com) reads as follows: “Israeli society could be torn apart if disputes between ultra-Orthodox and less observant Jews continue to...

  • Opinion: Libertarianism rings deep and true

    January 11, 2012 | 6:04 pm

    The strong presence of Ron Paul, the Republican congressman from Texas, in the GOP campaign — and his respectable third-place finish in Iowa — is bringing attention to the often-ignored libertarian strain in American politics. It is an outlook that challenges the dogmas of both...

  • Romney wins in New Hampshire; strong showings for Paul, Huntsman

    January 11, 2012 | 8:29 am

    Mitt Romney won New Hampshire’s primary race, with Ron Paul second and Jon Huntsman third.

    A number of news organizations were projecting a win for the former Massachusetts governor in the GOP presidential primary based on early returns Tuesday evening.

    With 18 percent of the vote...

  • Bachman pulls out of GOP race

    January 4, 2012 | 5:09 pm

    Michele Bachman pulled out of the race for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination after finishing sixth in the Iowa caucuses.

    “I ran as the next steppingstone, the passing on of the torch of liberty,” said Bachman, a Minnesota congresswoman, in a speech to supporters...

  • Iowans weigh in on GOP’s Ron Paul and Israel

    By Shmuel Rosner

    January 4, 2012 | 4:01 pm

    I have come from Israel to the United States to witness the Republican candidates’ campaigns for the presidency. Earlier this week, I spent some time reporting from Iowa, including talking to Ron Paul supporters. Of those I met, first one must say they were all very courteous and...

  • Three winners in Iowa and three takeaways for Jews

    January 4, 2012 | 11:00 am

    There were three winners in the Iowa Republic caucus: Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and, not far behind them, Ron Paul.

    There were also (at least) three takeaways for Jewish observers: Foreign policy matters, evangelicals matter—and Ron Paul matters.

    The importance of foreign policy...

  • After Iowa win, Romney expects rivals to turn up heat

    January 4, 2012 | 10:53 am

    After his razor-thin victory in Iowa, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney on Wednesday predicted “fast and furious” attacks from rivals seeking to oust him from his front-runner perch in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

    Romney edged out Rick Santorum, a...

  • 8 comments following Iowa: How the head of Mossad became a Paul supporter

    By Shmuel Rosner

    January 4, 2012 | 2:36 am

    You don’t need me for comments on the Iowa caucuses and the 2012 race. These are available for you all over the web. Thus, the following comments will focus on three things: The caucuses, the Jews and Israel. See how far we can get with that.

    1.

    At the top spots there are now...

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