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  • VP hopeful Paul Ryan meets with Sheldon Adelson

    August 15, 2012 | 2:32 pm

    Paul Ryan met with Sheldon Adelson, a major giver to Republicans in the effort to defeat President Obama, just days after being tapped by presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney as his running mate.

    Ryan, a Wisconsin congressman, met Tuesday with Adelson and other major Republican...

  • Rand ... Rosenbaum?

    By Rob Eshman

    August 15, 2012 | 10:54 am

    The first public cause to which Ayn Rand donated her own money was the State of Israel.

    I find this little-known nugget fascinating for two reasons.

    One, it contradicts the idée fixe of Rand as not really Jewish. And two, it contradicts the philosophy of Ayn Rand.

    Rand’s...

  • Ryan hailed by Jewish GOPers, organizations see him as a face of budget confrontations

    August 14, 2012 | 10:20 am

    Anointing Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney attached a name and face to his fiscal policy.

    Jewish Republicans, including the House majority leader, say they are thrilled with Wisconsin’s Ryan emerging as the ticket’s fresh face, hailing the lawmaker as a thoughtful and...

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  • How Ryan will motivate Jewish voters

    By Douglas Bloomfield

    August 13, 2012 | 1:49 pm

    Mitt Romney’s choice of Rep. Paul Ryan to be his running mate on the Republican ticket will help win Jewish votes.  For the Democrats.

    Ryan may help Romney shore up support among Tea Partiers and evangelicals who don’t really trust his claims of conversion to their cause, but it is...

  • Partisan Jewish groups focus on budget in assessing Ryan pick

    August 12, 2012 | 10:57 am

    Partisan Jewish groups focused on Paul Ryan’s leading role in the budget stand-off in assessing Mitt Romney’s pick as running mate.

    Rep. Ryan (R-Wis.), the chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives budget committee, has taken a lead role in the stand-off between the White House...

  • Condi as VP – good for Israel?‎

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 13, 2012 | 1:46 pm

    Not too long ago, we asked our Israel Factor panel of experts to rank the ‎possible candidates for Vice President on the very vague and general ‎question of “good for Israel”. The current VP, Joe Biden, appeared to be ‎quite popular with our panel – and he will most...

  • Iranian VP blames ‘Zionists’ for illicilt drug trade

    June 27, 2012 | 10:40 am

    An Iranian vice president blamed “Zionists” for the global drug trade and said the Talmud encourages promoting addiction in non-Jewish communities.

    Mohammad Reza Rahimi, Iran’s first vice-president, made the comments Tuesday during ceremonies marking the International Day Against...

  • Potential Republican VP candidate meets Israel’s top leaders

    June 1, 2012 | 10:37 am

    Sen. Rob Portman, reportedly on the short list for the Republican vice presidential nomination, met in Israel with its top leaders.

    The Ohio Republican, traveling during the Memorial Day recess, met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak on...

  • Israel (Factor) choice for VP: Joe Biden

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 7, 2012 | 5:22 am

    Our Israel Factor panelists seem to like Vice President Joe Biden. Back ‎in February, he was the Factor’s pick for the next Secretary of State in a ‎second Obama administration. In April, he is ranked as best for Israel of ‎all the Vice Presidential prospectives we presented,...

  • Sundance: Helen Hunt as a sexual surrogate

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 23, 2012 | 12:18 am

    When “The Surrogate” has its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 23, audiences will view Helen Hunt in her remarkable turn as Cheryl Cohen Greene, based on the real-life sexual surrogate who helped quadriplegic Mark O’Brien (John Hawkes) lose his virginity back...

  • Cheney: I wanted to bomb Syrian reactor in 2007

    August 25, 2011 | 10:53 am

    Dick Cheney urged former President George W. Bush to bomb Syria, according to the former Vice President’s new memoir.

    According to the New York Times, which obtained an advance copy of the new book “In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir,” Cheney advised Bush to bomb a...

  • Ex-VP hopeful Geraldine Ferraro remembered as friend of Israel

    March 28, 2011 | 10:22 am

    Geraldine Ferraro, the first female vice presidential candidate in U.S. history, was remembered as a defender of human rights and a friend of Israel.

    Ferraro died Saturday at Massachusetts General Hospital of complications from multiple myeloma, a blood cancer. She was 75.

    She was...

  • Egypt vice president Omar Suleiman survives assassination attempt, reports say

    February 5, 2011 | 2:50 am

    Fox News reported on Saturday that recently appointed Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman has survived an attempted assassination.

    According to the report, armed assassins targeted the convoy in which Suleiman was travelling, killing two of his bodyguards.

    Fox News reported that the U.S. confirmed the reports of the failed assassination attempt, however White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs declined to address the reports.

    Read more at HAARETZ.com.

  • Lieberman ends political career, notes historic VP bid [VIDEO]

    January 19, 2011 | 5:29 pm

    U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman noted his “barrier-breaking” vice presidential candidacy in announcing his decision not to seek re-election.

    Lieberman (I-Conn.) announced his decision Wednesday in Hartford in the presence of four of his children and six of his grandchildren.

    He noted to...

  • Lieberman notes barriers he broke in ending his political career

    January 19, 2011 | 12:32 pm

    Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) noted his “barrier-breaking” vice presidential candidacy in announcing his decision not to run again.

    Lieberman announced his decision Wednesday in Hartford. Present were four of his children and six of his grandchildren.

    He noted to applause from his...

  • Attack dog? Fresh meat? Quest for Jewish vote flips Biden and Palin roles

    By Ron Kampeas

    September 10, 2008 | 3:13 pm

    WASHINGTON (JTA)—Joe Biden, all wrong on Israel? Sarah Palin, a Jewish woman’s worst nightmare?

    Republicans and Democrats campaigning for the Jewish vote have flipped the traditional role of the vice-presidential candidate from “attack dog” to fresh meat.

    Campaign attacks typically...

  • Allies and foes scrape through Palin bio for Jewish material

    By Ron Kampeas

    September 2, 2008 | 2:56 pm

    ST. PAUL (JTA)—A small Israeli flag propped up on a window frame. A Pat Buchanan button sported briefly as a courtesy. A prospective son-in-law with a biblical name.

    Little about the Frozen North is Jewish outside the realm of fiction (see Mordechai Richler, Michael Chabon,...

  • ANALYSIS: Sarah Palin . . . and the Jews

    By Rob Eshman

    August 29, 2008 | 4:36 pm

    When Sen. John McCain tapped Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to be his running mate today, the Jewish political blogosphere -- as loud and fast and opinionated as (for lack of a better word) the Gentile Web -- came to a screeching halt.

    After all, you can fight about John McCain, and...
  • McCain campaign checks out sole Jewish Republican Congressman as possible VP

    By Ron Kampeas

    August 5, 2008 | 8:40 pm

    WASHINGTON (JTA) -- U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor bridges two unlikely constituencies, say those hoping to see the Virginia Republican on John McCain's presidential ticket: Jews and hard-core, red state conservatives.

    Pressed, however, these Cantor devotees admit there's not much between...
  • Vice President Cantor?

    By Marty Kaplan

    August 4, 2008 | 9:10 pm

    John McCain’s team is vetting Virginia Republican congressman Eric Cantor, the only Jewish Republican in the House, as a possible vice presidential running mate.

    Rep. Cantor’s hardline Bush/Cheney positions on the issues make him potentially quite attractive to the far right, and...

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