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.
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.
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 creative budget guru bent on taming out-of-control federal spending.
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.
Partisan Jewish groups focused on Paul Ryan's leading role in the budget stand-off in assessing Mitt Romney's pick as running mate.
An Iranian vice president blamed "Zionists" for the global drug trade and said the Talmud encourages promoting addiction in non-Jewish communities.
Sen. Rob Portman, reportedly on the short list for the Republican vice presidential nomination, met in Israel with its top leaders.
Dick Cheney urged former President George W. Bush to bomb Syria, according to the former Vice President's new memoir.
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.
Fox News reported on Saturday that recently appointed Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman has survived an attempted assassination.
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 applause from his followers that an 11th grandchild is due next month, and then said he couldn't help but recall his four grandparents "and the journey they traveled a century ago."
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 followers that an 11th grandchild is due next month, and then said he couldn't help but recall his four grandparents "and the journey they traveled a century ago."
Republicans and Democrats campaigning for the Jewish vote have flipped the traditional role of the vice-presidential candidate from "attack dog" to fresh meat.
Palin is likeable enough that she got props from Ethan Berkowitz, the Jewish former minority leader in the Alaska House of Representatives who appears poised to become the first Democrat to represent Alaska in the U.S. House of Representatives since Nick Begich disappeared in a snowstorm in 1972.
For Jews who are not necessarily Israel Firsters, she carries some positives and negatives. Positives: she is a crusader for good government and a fiscal conservative. She is smart and successful and patriotic. Jews like all these things.
As recently as May, the only Jewish Republican in the House discounted suggestions that he would place on the ticket, giggling as he told JTA that such speculation was "ridiculous."