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  • Iron Dome: Israeli necessity, American priority, strategic imperative

    May 8, 2012 | 1:01 pm

    For years, Sderot was a city under siege, the target of non-stop rocket attacks launched by Palestinian terrorists from Gaza. School was halted, synagogues were silenced and in a community defined by courage, the fragments of rockets and mortars – the vehicles of attempted murder...

  • Reform movement spearheads faith letter to Obama on discrimination

    May 3, 2012 | 6:27 pm

    Nearly two dozen faith groups joined an initiative led by the Reform Jewish movement calling on President Obama to reconsider his decision not to issue an anti-discrimination executive order.

    In Thursday’s letter, 23 organizations expressed disappointment that the president did not...

  • Obama’s Jewish support rises

    April 30, 2012 | 10:09 am

    President Obama enjoys the support of three-fifths of American Jews, according to the latest American Jewish Committee (AJC) survey, a significant improvement over where he stood half a year ago in the organization’s polling.

    The poll, released on April 30, shows Obama with 61...

  • Romney’s triumph eases GOP Middle East policy rhetoric

    April 17, 2012 | 3:29 pm

    The Republican primaries are effectively over, and gone with them is the sharp-edged rhetoric and departures from past U.S. policy on the Middle East.

    Gone is Rick Santorum’s pledge to strike Iran and his suggestion that West Bank Palestinians should be referred to as Israelis....

  • West pushes U.N. Syria vote despite Russian criticism

    April 13, 2012 | 4:39 pm

    Western powers brushed aside Russian criticism of a U.S.-drafted Security Council resolution authorizing an advance team of U.N. observers to monitor Syria’s fragile ceasefire and said on Friday they hoped to put it to a vote this weekend.

    The U.N. missions of Britain, France and...

  • Canada mounted intensive campaign against U.N. Palestinian statehood vote

    April 10, 2012 | 12:53 pm

    Canada mounted an intensive lobbying campaign last year to persuade other countries to oppose a United Nations vote on Palestinian statehood, a Canadian newspaper reported.

    Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird “personally took to the phones last year to try to swing countries” to...

  • Obamacare’s heated day at Supreme Court: Kagan, Ginsburg attempt to aid defense of the law

    March 27, 2012 | 1:07 pm

    The Supreme Court appeared closely divided along ideological lines during tense arguments over President Barack Obama’s healthcare law on Tuesday, with conservative justices vigorously questioning the Obama administration’s lawyer on whether Congress had the power to require people...

  • After Toulouse attack, French Jews are reconsidering Sarkozy

    March 27, 2012 | 12:09 pm

    With the first round of France’s presidential election less than four weeks away, the attacks that left four Jews and three French soldiers dead are reshaping the race—but for now it’s not clear exactly how.

    In the days leading up to the attacks, President Nicolas Sarkozy had...

  • Game Change: A Tabloid Movie

    By Ilana Angel

    March 25, 2012 | 3:49 pm

    I finally got around to watching the HBO film “Game Change” and it was interesting.  By interesting of course I mean if you are into tabloid television, it is really interesting.  I happen to love me a little tabloid folic so it was good fun.  That said, it was fluff and I...

  • Romney and Santorum in stalemate on Super Tuesday

    March 6, 2012 | 9:02 pm

    Mitt Romney failed to land a knockout blow against rival Rick Santorum on “Super Tuesday,” raising the prospect of a drawn-out battle for the Republican presidential nomination between the party’s establishment and its grassroots conservatives.

    Santorum and Romney were neck-and-neck...

  • Iran parliament vote seen bolstering Supreme Leader

    March 2, 2012 | 8:57 am

    Iranians voted on Friday in a parliamentary election likely to reinforce Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s power over rival hardliners led by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

    Iranian leaders were looking for a high turnout to ease an acute crisis of legitimacy caused by...

  • There are candidates running in California’s 30th whose names don’t end in -erman?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 28, 2012 | 6:01 pm

    Rep. Howard Berman, Rep. Brad Sherman and Mark Reed may have been the only candidates on the stage at the Jewish Journal-sponsored debate at Temple Judea on February 21, but there are other candidates running for the right to represent California’s 30th district in...

  • Which Republican candidate has the Jewish vote?

    February 28, 2012 | 10:40 am

    When Jewish Republicans around the country enter the voting booth for 10 primaries and caucuses on March 6 for “Super Tuesday,” they will see three candidates who still have a puncher’s chance at securing the GOP presidential nomination.

    In this unpredictable race that has...

  • Surging Santorum has Jewish GOPers shrugging, shvitzing and kvelling

    February 21, 2012 | 4:01 pm

    If Rick Santorum secures the Republican nomination, expect to hear this mantra from his Jewish supporters: In times of crisis, social issues don’t matter.

    The former Pennsylvania senator, who is leading in national polls in the race for the GOP presidential nod, is fiercely...

  • Netanyahu wins new party mandate

    January 31, 2012 | 5:32 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won a new mandate to head his right-wing Likud party, defeating an ultranationalist challenger opposed to any land-for-peace deal with Palestinians.

    Initial results published on Wednesday after voting held a day earlier showed Netanyahu...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Opinion: Obama haters beware... The facts

    December 12, 2011 | 12:52 pm

    This past week a people who pride themselves on how smart they are instead showed how stupid some of us Jews can be when it comes to political candidates pandering to us on the subject of Israel.  With some Jews wondering if President Obama has decided to throw Israel to the hounds,...

  • Opinion: A Jewish vote?

    By Rob Eshman

    December 7, 2011 | 5:26 pm

    The election to replace the termed-out Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa isn’t until March 2013, but already candidates are out raising cash, taking meetings, locking up supporters. I’ve run into City Controller and mayoral candidate Wendy Greuel at so many pro-Israel...

  • Egypt’s Islamists claim most seats in run-off vote

    December 7, 2011 | 8:29 am

    Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood said on Wednesday it won most seats in a first-round parliamentary vote, with early tallies suggesting liberals had backed some of its candidates to block hardline Salafis.

    The Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), which has promised to work with...

  • Muslim Brotherhood says it leads Egypt’s vote count

    November 30, 2011 | 10:25 am

    The Muslim Brotherhood’s party said on Wednesday its alliance was leading in Egypt’s election, which would give the nation’s oldest Islamist group a powerful parliamentary platform to challenge the authority of ruling army generals.

    State television said first-round results in...

  • Egypt Islamists expect gains in post-Mubarak poll

    November 29, 2011 | 8:06 am

    Egyptians voted on Tuesday in a parliamentary election that Islamists hope will sweep them closer to power, even though the army generals who took over from President Hosni Mubarak have yet to step aside.

    The election, the first since a revolt ousted Mubarak on February 11, unfolded...

  • Egpyt’s post-Mubarak poll peaceful, high turnout

    November 28, 2011 | 6:20 pm

    Egyptians voted Monday in the first election since a popular revolt toppled Hosni Mubarak’s one-man rule, showing new-found faith in the ballot box that may sweep long-banned Islamists into parliament even as army generals cling to power.

    Voters swarmed to the polls in a generally...

  • UN report: No consensus on Palestinian statehood bid

    November 9, 2011 | 8:26 am

    The United Nations Security Council could not arrive at a consensus on the Palestinians’ statehood bid, a draft report from the panel reportedly says.

    The four-page report by the committee on admitting new member states sent Tuesday to all 15 Security members said, according to...

  • Despite UNESCO victory, Palestinian statehood push running aground

    November 7, 2011 | 5:17 pm

    They may have scored a victory at UNESCO, but the Palestinians are running into new obstacles on their push for statehood recognition at the United Nations.

    The effort to pursue the issue at the U.N. Security Council has encountered a stumbling block in Bosnia, where the country’s...

  • Wasserman-Schultz to JFNA: defend Obama’s record

    November 7, 2011 | 10:19 am

    Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, the Democratic Party leader, urged Jewish leaders to push back against what she said were distortions of President Obama’s Israel record.

    Wasserman-Schultz (D-Fla.), the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, defended Obama to the annual...

  • Opinion: The UNESCO Mess

    November 1, 2011 | 11:27 am

    It was bound to happen sooner or later. At some point, both the president and Congress would be faced with a clear choice between U.S. national interests and the demands made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his powerful Washington lobby.

    In the larger sense, it...

  • French Jewish groups call country’s UNESCO vote a betrayal

    November 1, 2011 | 9:10 am

    French Jewish groups said they feel betrayed by their country’s vote in favor of extending UNESCO membership to the Palestinians.

    “President Sarkozy broke his word and betrayed the ties of friendship that link France and Israel,” said the UPJF, a Jewish group of business...

  • U.S. halts UNESCO funding over Palestinian vote

    October 31, 2011 | 1:02 pm

    The United States said on Monday it had stopped funding UNESCO, the U.N. cultural agency, following its vote to grant the Palestinians full membership.

    U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters the United States had no choice but to halt funding because of...

  • Opinion: Jewish vote in play for 2012

    September 26, 2011 | 12:08 pm

    Will the Jewish vote, normally overwhelmingly Democratic, be up for grabs in 2012? That question became a subject of intense debate when a Republican was elected recently to the House of Representatives from New York’s 9th Congressional District for the first time in 90 years.


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