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  • Jewish Democrats Must Choose Obama or Israel

    07/24/2015 10:56:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    INN ^ | 7/24/2015, 2:29 PM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    There are 18 Jewish legislators acting on behalf of the Democratic Party in the US Congress, and they are perhaps the key to victory on both sides—for both opponents of the agreement with Iran and its supporters. “Everyone is looking for us,” Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D–California), who is Jewish, told Arutz Sheva. “Last week I met with a J Street lobby that tried to explain how good the agreement is at this point in time, and next week AIPAC officials will be here—I guess to push exactly the opposite position.” Lowenthal faces a difficult dilemma. “You have to make a...
  • GOP sees Iran nuke deal as chance to cultivate Jewish voters

    07/17/2015 10:58:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 17, 2015 12:36 PM EDT | Sergio Bustos and Ken Thomas
    Seizing on Israeli opposition to President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, Republicans are working to cultivate Jewish voters, reasoning that a small shift in the margins could help them in battleground states like Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Democrats dismiss the effort as demagoguery from the right, saying that most Jewish voters will remain loyal to the left. The front-runner for their party’s presidential nomination, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, is among those supporting the agreement. […] The Republican Jewish Coalition’s Mark McNulty said the agreement to restrict Iranian nuclear development in exchange for sanctions relief is “the...
  • Hillary Clinton signals to Jewish donors: I’ll be better for Israel

    07/03/2015 12:27:04 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/3/15 | K.P. Vogel
    Hillary Clinton is privately signaling to wealthy Jewish donors that — no matter the result of the Iranian nuclear negotiations — she will be a better friend to Israel than President Barack Obama. But, even as donors increasingly push Clinton on the subject in private, they have emerged with sometimes widely varying interpretations about whether she would support a prospective deal, according to interviews with more than 10 influential donors and fundraising operatives.
  • Inside Obama’s Meeting With Jewish Leaders

    04/16/2015 5:03:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies ^ | 4/16/15 | Lee Smith
    Imagine if at the height of Apartheid madness in South Africa, the president of the United States had decided to partner with the racist white regime in Pretoria, lift sanctions, and put that country’s illegal nuclear program on a glide path toward obtaining a nuclear bomb. Would South Africa have free and open democratic elections? Would the African continent be a better, safer place today? And what would America look like at home? Would we be a more equal country with an African-American president, or would we be something meaner and uglier? Who knows. But it seems safe to say...
  • Obama’s Approval Rating Falling Among American Jews

    04/14/2015 10:17:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    INN ^ | 4/13/2015, 4:23 PM | Tova Dvorin
    While American Jews have supported US President Barack Obama significantly more than the general population in survey polls, that gap is narrowing, Gallup reported Friday—and disparagement is highest among the most religious. Survey polls conducted over the past 6 years of Obama’s presidency usually indicate a gap of at least 12-13 percentage points between American Jews’ approval and the general population, but that has since dwindled to barely 8 percentage points. 54% of American Jews and 46% of the general population approved of Obama's work during the first quarter of 2015, according to the most recent survey. The results are...
  • Cracks Appear in Democratic-Jewish Alliance Over Iran Deal, Netanyahu

    04/04/2015 5:24:19 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    WSJ ^ | Peter Nicholas
    Many U.S. Jewish leaders are unnerved both by the new Iran nuclear agreement and the public falling out between President Barack Obama and his Israeli counterpart, developments that are creating a rift in the durable alliance between Jews and the Democratic Party in the run-up to the 2016 elections. Worried that Iran might still develop a nuclear weapon despite the accord announced Thursday, the Jewish leaders say they feel torn between an Obama administration that has pressed hard for a deal and an Israeli government that has repeatedly warned that Iran is a grave threat to the Jewish state and...
  • Another Wasserman Schultz whopper: Spirit of Israel lives in Democratic Party

    03/31/2015 6:20:02 PM PDT · by SJackson · 33 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 3-31-15
    With U.S.-Israeli relations currently at just about absolute zero — minus 459.67 degrees Fahrenheit — U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz claimed in a piece she wrote for The Hill that, according to its headline, “The spirit of Israel lives in the Democratic Party.” The South Florida Democrat, and chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, was writing in response to a statement by U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, during an interview earlier this month on Boston Herald Radio. “I don’t understand how Jews in America can be Democrats first and Jewish second and support Israel along the line of just following...
  • Feinstein: Netanyahu 'Doesn't Speak for Me'

    03/01/2015 3:50:53 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 92 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/3/15 | Elad Benari
    Senator Dianne Feinstein on Sunday launched a verbal attack against Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu over his upcoming speech to Congress. Speaking to CNN, the Democrat from California said that Netanyahu is "arrogant" for asserting that he speaks for all Jews, adding that he doesn't speak for her. Feinstein said she would attend Netanyahu's speech and would “listen respectively -- respectfully. I don't intend to jump up and down. And I hope he will speak about what happens if there isn't an agreement.” “I happen to believe Israel is a lot safer with an agreement that's agreed to by all...
  • As anti-Semitism makes a comeback, Obama remains ignorant

    02/17/2015 4:06:46 PM PST · by SJackson · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 16, 2015 | Wesley Pruden
    We're well into the new century, moving swiftly through the second decade of the new millennium, at ease in an era of science, modern medicine and wondrous electronics that our grandparents could not have imagined. (Even our parents don't understand most of it.) So why does 2015 smell like Munich in 1938, reeking of denial, blindness, cant and cowardice in the year that would introduce monstrous tyranny and barbarism, an assault on the very idea of civilization? Comparisons may be odious but only the weak and foolish look and do not see. A gunman invades the sanctity of a synagogue...
  • Jindal: Obama is ‘Disrespecting Israel, the Jewish People’

    02/14/2015 6:15:33 AM PST · by kindred · 15 replies ^ | February 12, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    Louisiana Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal took aim at the White House for “disrespecting Israel and the Jewish people” after it was revealed that President Barack Obama’s authorization for the use of military force against the Islamic State (IS) failed to mention that Jews are a prime target of the terror group, according to a statement provided to the Washington Free Beacon. Obama’s war authorization came under fire on Wednesday after Rep. Lee Zeldin (R., N.Y.), Congress’ only Jewish Republican, noted that the resolution specifically omits Jewish people as one of IS’s (also known as ISIS and ISIL) chief targets. It...
  • Jews Continue To Flee Democratic Party

    01/08/2015 12:33:16 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 86 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/8/14 | BLAKE NEFF
    The exodus of Jewish Americans from the Democratic Party continued in 2014, with only 61 percent of Jews identifying with the party last year, according to a new poll released Tuesday by Gallup. Sixty-one percent may seem high, compared to 31 percent of the general public who identify as Democrats, but that’s a 3 percent dip from 2013, and a huge drop from 2008, when 71 percent of Jews said they were Democrats. The Democrats’ loss is the GOP’s gain. In 2014, 29 percent of Jews said they were Republicans, up 1 percent from 2013 and a 7 percent rise...
  • Will 2014 be the year that Jews support the GOP?

    08/31/2014 4:37:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Hot ^ | August 31, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    This is a perennial question which has flummoxed Republican strategists for years and continues to defy conventional political logic and planning. While it is impossible – and politically perilous – to attempt to take any American demographic group and treat them as a homogenous block, on the major issues of the day one would think that the GOP would be a natural fit for the majority of American Jews. When you look, in particular, at which party provides the staunchest support for Israel, there really is no comparison. A host of other topics appear to be a good fit as...
  • Obama is driving Jews from Democratic party

    08/17/2014 6:41:47 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 56 replies
    A  friend who is conservative and  Jewish asks a question: “Given  Obama’s hostile treatment of  Israel, isn’t it time for Jews to have their Ronald Reagan moment?” By that, he means when the Gipper said, “I didn’t leave the Democratic Party. The party left me.” Without doubt, the party under Barack Obama has left those Jews who view Israel’s security as threatened. Obama recently told a New York Times interviewer, “Because Israel is so capable militarily, I don’t worry about Israel’s survival.”
  • Why Jewish Americans vote Democratic

    10/03/2013 2:32:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 133 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 2, 2013 | Harry J. Enten
    A striking aspect of the new Pew survey on Jewish Americans is how liberal Jews are. Is it good for the Democrats? You bet.Why do people vote the way to do? For swing voters, the answer is usually the state of the economy. For most, however, voting patterns are surprisingly fixed. People tend to vote for one party consistently over time. For Jewish American voters, the party of choice has been the Democratic party. Conservatives have been trying to crack the code for a number of years on how to get Jewish voters over to their side. Based on the...
  • Biden: Jews Behind Gay Marriage

    05/23/2013 1:12:05 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 41 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/23/13 | Aurelius
    Joe Biden has a very long history of putting his foot in his mouth. Be it when he called his running mate "Barack America," or when he stated, "You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent to fully... I'm not joking." On Tuesday he did it again, this time when giving a speech about the impact that Jewish Americans have had on American culture. The Vice President started out by lauding the great achievements made by Jews in the United States. Then, speaking off-the-cuff, he veered into odd territory. Discussing the...
  • White House downplays Morsi’s anti-Semitic ‘apes and pigs’ rants

    01/16/2013 7:32:05 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/16/13 | Neil Munro
    President Barack Obama’s spokesman is downplaying venomously anti-Semitic statements by Egypt’s new Islamist president, who said that Jews are “apes and pigs” and must be hated by Muslim children. Egypt’s president, Mohammed Morsi, “has demonstrated in word and deed his commitment to Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel. … He obviously worked with us to resolve … a ceasefire … — in the Gaza conflict last year,” spokesman Jay Carney said during the Jan. 15 White House press conference.
  • Obama's Jewish supporters of Israel ought to watch the Hagel nomination very carefully

    12/17/2012 10:06:06 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/17/12 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Throughout the recent presidential campaign people like Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Ira Forman had to work overtime to cover up Barack Obama’s hostility toward Israel. They knew their co-religionists were weary of supporting a man who had so often actually gone out of his way to show his contempt for the Jewish State – only democracy in the Middle East. There was the sharp snub of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Obama’s cozy relationship with Black clergy who at times foamed at their mouth with open hatred for Israel. Now that he is safely reelected Obama has done nothing...
  • Jewish Support of the GOP Surges

    12/07/2012 11:51:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 07 Dec 2012 04:08 PM | Ronald Kessler
    The Republican share of the Jewish vote jumped nationally in the presidential election from 22 percent to 32 percent, an increase of almost 50 percent, Matt Brooks, executive director of the Republican Jewish Coalition, tells Newsmax. Based on an exit poll of 1,000 Jewish voters commissioned by the group, Brooks says the results show that Republicans have gained market share among Jewish voters in five of the last six national elections. The 10-point gain in the last election is the largest since 1972. Brooks takes issue with a poll commissioned by the left-leaning, pro-Israel organization J Street. That poll found...
  • The Pseudo-Jews Strike Again!

    11/11/2012 7:15:50 AM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 77 replies
    Alan Levy's Heavy Heart | 11/11/12 | Alan Levy
    The Pseudo-Jews strike again. Another knife in the back. Et tu, Shlomo ? Now, before I get myself in some hot water and get charged with a hate crime or something, I'm going to come right out and say it. I'm Jewish. I eat bagels and lox like it's going out of style. I cry like a baby every time I watch Schindler's List. I call my mother every chance I get, despite the fact that I'm wracked with guilt for hours afterword. I spend every Passover at my Aunt Esther's house and make small talk with relatives I can't...
  • How the Faithful Voted: 2012 Preliminary Analysis (Jews voted 69% for Obama)

    11/07/2012 3:49:11 PM PST · by MadIsh32 · 175 replies
    Pew Forum ^ | Pew Forum
    In his re-election victory, Democrat Barack Obama narrowly defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the national popular vote (50% to 48%)1. Obama’s margin of victory was much smaller than in 2008 when he defeated John McCain by a 53% to 46% margin, and he lost ground among white evangelical Protestants and white Catholics. But the basic religious contours of the 2012 electorate resemble recent elections – traditionally Republican groups such as white evangelicals and weekly churchgoers strongly backed Romney, while traditionally Democratic groups such as black Protestants, Hispanic Catholics, Jews and the religiously unaffiliated backed Obama by large margins.
  • Obama Attempts to Justify Not Visiting Israel as President

    10/28/2012 3:48:58 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/10/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    In an interview with NBC News late last week, President Barack Obama attempted to justify why he has not visited Israel since becoming president. "The truth of the matter is, there are a number of countries I didn't visit,” Obama said. “I visited Israel just a couple of months before I was president." "Given how important I think the situation in the Middle East is and our partnership with Israel, which is stronger than it’s ever been, when I go to Israel, I want to make sure that we are actually moving something forward,” the president continued. While Obama did...
  • Poll: Anti-Israel Sentiment Far Heavier Among Democrats

    10/28/2012 3:47:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 10/28/12 | William Bigelow
    There is a simple answer to the question “When will Jews who are liberal leave the Democratic Party and join the Republican Party?” And the answer is: When they care more about the survival of the State of Israel than they do about abortion and gay rights. In a new Pew Research Center poll conducted this month, the study shows that it was bad enough when members of both parties were asked whether the United States is too supportive of Israel; twice as many Democrats agreed; 25% to 13%. But the real shocker was another question: “Do you think the...
  • 18 percent of Americans believe president Obama is Jewish

    10/28/2012 12:58:36 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 36 replies ^ | Oct 28,2012 | Ryan Lee Hall
    18 percent of Americans believe that president Obama is Jewish, according to a new poll. A new Associated Press poll finds that 18 percent, or nearly one in five Americans believe that President Barack Obama is Jewish, from zero who believed so in 2010.
  • Obama’s Hometown Jewish Newspaper Endorses Romney

    10/20/2012 2:30:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Gestetner Updates ^ | October 19, 2012
    The Chicago Jewish Star an independent twice-monthly general interest Jewish newspaper wrote an editorial endorsing Governor Romney over their Hometown President Barack Obama. “It is not only that Mr. Obama thus deserves to be a one-term proposition; it is that Mr. Romney is simply the better bet for our country.” writes the Chicago Jewish Star. The Following are excerpts of the editorial: In many ways this is still a post-9/11 world. The threat of Islamic terror, a depressed and failing economy, an unsure future for a troubled healthcare system, a genocidal-spewing Iran, an unbalanced Middle East- these are some of...
  • Obama, Oy Vey! American Jews Finally Have Had Enough

    10/18/2012 2:17:06 AM PDT · by markomalley · 100 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/18/12 | Stella Paul
    "Two Jews, three opinions" goes the famous joke. And every day, more of those opinions turn pro-Romney, as American Jews increasingly reject the collapsing presidency of Barack Hussein Obama. Romney's surging poll numbers in the crucial state of Florida reflect his growing success with Bubbie Molly and her unemployed grandson Adam, who both thought their right hand would wither if it ever pulled the lever for a Republican. The signs and portents are everywhere, beginning with the special election of a Republican in Anthony Weiner's heavily Jewish, New York congressional district one year ago. Now a startling new poll even...
  • Does This Explain Something? UPDATE: What a Cover-Up Looks Like (Florida and Ohio news)

    10/15/2012 2:06:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | October 15, 2012 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Why is Obama still leading Mitt Romney in Ohio, but trailing in Florida? This puzzle might be explained by the early blitz of attack ads the Obama campaign laid down against Romney in Ohio back in May and June, which created a sort of “opinion deficit” that Romney has had to try to make up during the past four months. Yet Obama also hit Mitt early in Florida, and Romney has bounced back pretty strong there in the past two weeks. Is it Libya? And is it possible that the deadly Bungle in Benghazi has raised concerns about the administration’s...
  • Big trouble for Obama: he’s losing Hispanic support in Fla. Losing outright with Jewish voters

    10/15/2012 10:51:59 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 16 replies ^ | October 15, 2012 | Emma Karlin, staff writer
    Last week Barack Obama was proved a liar over his handling of the Libyan embassy attacks and embarrassed by Joe Biden’s inappropriate mugging and laughter during his debate with Paul Ryan. Within the torrent of bad polling news Obama had to have heard the news that he is now on his way to being the first Democrat to lose the Jewish vote since they started keeping score in 1916. An Investor’s Business Daily/TIPP poll says Mitt Romney is leading Obama 44/40 among Jewish voters. While the survey message cautions this was a small sample of a small group, no amount...
  • Romney Now Beating Obama among Jewish Voters [Affiliation 39%D-30R!]

    10/12/2012 4:40:32 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 32 replies ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    That sizable percent of undecided Jewish voters who broke away from Obama appear to have made a decision.Romney now leads Obama 44-40 among likely Jewish voters. This is a post-poll debate, so Obama’s loss there was likely a factor, but the large number of undecideds predating the debate suggest that it wasn’t so much Obama’s weak performance as it was Romney’s strong performance. A few notes. This is a small sample size. Numbers like this may vanish just as quickly as they came, but other polls do suggest that there has been a shift. I wouldn’t bet on Romney...
  • Poll Shows Romney Leading Obama among Jews

    10/11/2012 3:20:02 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 117 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/10/12 | Gil Ronen
    A tracking poll published Thursday by TIPP for Investors' Business Daily shows the hard-to-believe statistic of 44% support for Mitt Romney among likely Jewish voters, versus 40% for Obama, with 16% undecided. The statistic is qualified with the comment that it is based on a small sample and should therefore be viewed with caution. The poll was conducted among 812 likely voters, with an 8% advantage for registered Democrats over Republicans. If the numbers are in any way close to representing reality, they reflect an unprecedented shift in Jewish voting preferences. Jews have voted overwhelmingly for Democratic presidential candidates for...
  • Poll: Jewish Democrats Abandoning Obama for Romney, Economy, Israel

    10/04/2012 7:14:45 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 60 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | October 4, 2012 | Karen Levy
    Poll: Jewish Democrats Abandoning Obama for Romney, Economy, IsraelBy Karen Levy Israel News AgencyNew York, New York --- October 4, 2012 ... Jewish Democrats who have voted for Democratic Presidents in the past four Presidential elections are now jumping ship and plan on voting for the economic and foreign policies advocated by US Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The INA poll, which was released after the first Presidential debate last night where Mitt Romney clearly buried a depressed and nervous Barack Obama, illustrates that over fifty percent of all democratic voters are now either unsure or committed to voting for the...
  • Poll shows 65 percent of Jews support Obama

    09/28/2012 9:18:00 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 86 replies
    Israel comes in at a distant 4th among issues that respondents list as "most important" to them in US presidential election, AJC finds.
  • Jewish Democrats warn Netanyahu to stay out of US presidential election

    09/25/2012 9:29:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/25/2012 | Julian Pecquet
    Top Jewish Democrats are standing squarely behind President Obama's decision not to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and warning Israel to butt out of the U.S. presidential race. The White House has been on the defensive ever since Israeli officials publicly complained last week after Obama refused to adjust his schedule to meet with Netanyahu at the United Nations General Assembly in New York later this week. Republicans quickly pounced, urging Obama to reconsider and inviting Netanyahu to meet with them at his convenience. ''I don't think it's necessary for the president to rearrange his schedule,'' Rep. Henry Waxman...
  • Pew: Jews Identifying Less With Democrats

    09/20/2012 1:55:49 PM PDT · by upchuck · 16 replies
    Commentary Mag ^ | Wednesday, September 19, 2012 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    ThereÂ’s been a lot of debate about just how much Jewish support Barack Obama is going to lose this year. But other than some truth-challenged blind partisans like Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, few have challenged the assertion that the president is likely to get fewer Jewish votes in November than he did in 2008. The only question his how much of a drop off can we expect? The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life gave us another clue today when it released a graphic showing a marked decline in Jews identifying as Democrats over the past four years. In...
  • Poll shows Jewish support for Obama in Florida down 7 percent from 2008

    09/20/2012 11:01:53 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies ^ | Sept. 20, 2012 | Haviv Rettig Gur
    Support for President Barack Obama among Jews in the state of Florida is down 7 percent on 2008, according to an American Jewish Committee (AJC) poll released Thursday. A total of 69% of Florida Jews said they would vote for Obama in November’s presidential elections, down from 76% in 2008, the AJC noted. A 7% drop in the Jewish vote likely represents over 50,000 votes in a state that the Republicans won in 2000 by fewer than 600 votes. The 69% figure closely matches the results of a Gallup poll among Jewish voters nationwide from last weekend, which put support...
  • Obama Polling Worse Among Jews Than Any Dem in 32 Years

    09/15/2012 8:07:10 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 98 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 9-15-2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    September 15, 2012 Obama Polling Worse Among Jews Than Any Dem in 32 Years Daniel Greenfield You have to go all the way back to Jimmy Carter in 1980 to find a Democratic candidate who’s polling worse among Jews than Obama is. And that’s no coincidence. Carter scored big numbers against Ford in 1976 only to lose a major chunk of Jewish supporters after four years of pro-Terrorist policies that undermined Israel and security and stability in the Middle East.Obama reportedly scored 76 percent of the Jewish vote in 2008. Carter picked up 71 percent in 1976. By 1980, Carter...
  • Obama’s “canary in the coal mine” is on his last legs

    09/12/2012 10:06:51 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 4 replies ^ | September 13, 2012 | Derrick Hollenbeck, staff writer
    The Jewish vote in presidential politics has never been very big; only around two percent. Yet the significance of how Jews vote can not be overstated. Since such data was first collected no Democrat has ever won the presidency with less than 2/3 of the Jewish vote. In 2008 Barack Obama got 78% Jewish support, but as they say, that was then and this is now. Obama has done everything possible to insult and belittle Israel and those who love the Jewish State. The snubs of Israeli officials including Benjamin Netanyahu its Prime Minister. Obama’s stubborn insistence that Jerusalem is...
  • Poll Shows Obama Getting Lowest Jewish Support Since Carter (59%)

    09/11/2012 7:11:37 PM PDT · by dervish · 60 replies
    Commentary ^ | 9/10/12 | Jonathan Tobin
    President Obama may be enjoying a slight, if likely temporary, bounce in the polls this week. But one of the surveys showing him with a lead in a tight race over Mitt Romney also provides a breakdown of the data that confirms predictions that he is losing up to a quarter of the Jewish votes he got in 2008. The Investors Business Daily/Christian Science Monitor/TIPP Poll gives a breakdown of religion along with other demographic groups and shows Obama leading among Jews by a margin of 59 to 35 percent with six percent undecided. While that is still a majority...
  • Jewish voters thinking twice about voting for Obama

    09/07/2012 10:16:13 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 51 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/7/2012 | Emma Karlin
    Ira Foreman has a tough job nobody could imagine would be tough just four years ago. Foreman is the man in charge of getting Jewish voters to the polls to support the re-election of Barack Obama. This was supposed to be a snap job. Foreman should be living it up in Charlotte knowing he had his people lined up and ready to go. But things have gone from bad to worse in the relationship between the Democrats and the Jewish voter. At this point just two months from Election Day the support Jews will give Obama is not at all...
  • Anti-Christian Hate Speech Spews From The Palm Beach Dem Chair [Video: DNC Spiraling out of control]

    09/05/2012 7:17:46 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 119 replies
    the blaze ^ | September 5 2012 | Mike Opelka
    ...Mark Alan Siegel, the Palm Beach County Democrat Chairman spoke with Scottie Hughes of Patriot TV and made some rather pointed and anti-Christian statements. Mr. Siegel was wearing a “Jews for Obama” pin. Ms. Hughes spotted the pin and asked the chairman about his support for Obama despite the administration’s record with Israel. Here are a couple of the offensive comments made by the Palm Beach Democratic Chairman: “I’m Jewish, I’m not a fan of any other religion than Judaism.” “The worst possible allies for the Jewish state are the fundamentalist Christians who want Jews to die and convert so...
  • Democrats restore "God" and "jerusalem as Captial of Israel" to their platform

    09/05/2012 2:21:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 93 replies
    Fox News | September 5, 2012
    Just announced on Fox News!
  • Romney Fires Back After DNC Platform Excludes Jerusalem as Israeli Capital

    09/04/2012 4:13:35 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 232 replies
    algemeiner ^ | 9/4/2012
    Unlike the party’s 2008 platform, the Democrats 2012 platform does not specifically mention Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and now Mitt Romney is firing back. “It is unfortunate that the entire Democratic Party has embraced President Obama’s shameful refusal to acknowledge that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital,” Romney said in an e-mail to reporters. Mitt Romney at the Western Wall In 2008, the Democratic platform stated: “Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel. The parties have agreed that Jerusalem is a matter for final status negotiations. It should remain an undivided city accessible to people of all faiths.”...
  • Durbin dodges questions on no 'God,' 'Jerusalem' in Democratic Party platform (VIDEO)

    09/04/2012 7:27:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/4/12 | Jeff Poor
    On Fox News Channel’s “Special Report” on Tuesday, Democratic Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin attempted to downplay news from earlier in the day that language about “God” and “Jerusalem” was stricken from the Democratic Party platform. Durbin told host Bret Baier, who was broadcasting from the scene of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., that it is improper to glean from this that Democrats are godless people. “Well, I can just basically tell you if the narrative that is being presented on your station and through your channel and your network is that the Democrats are godless people, they...
  • Israeli Ambassador Rebukes DNC Chair

    09/04/2012 10:47:33 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 62 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 09-04-2012 | Daniel Halprin
    The Israeli ambassador to America, Michael Oren, has released a statement rebuking the chair of the Democratic National Party. Earlier today, Phil Klein reported: Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz claimed on Monday that Israel’s ambassador to the United States has accused Republicans of being “dangerous” to Israel by criticizing President Obama’s record. The Florida congresswoman made the charge at a training session for Jewish Democrats held by the Obama campaign here at the Democratic National Convention, aimed at teaching Jewish Democrats how to convince their fellow Jews to vote for Obama. Much of the session, which featured a...
  • Dems. Remove Pro-Israel Language from Party Platform

    09/04/2012 9:22:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 4, 2012 | Daniel Halper
    In the 2008 Democratic party platform, there was this language on Jerusalem, Israel: Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel. The parties have agreed that Jerusalem is a matter for final status negotiations. It should remain an undivided city accessible to people of all faiths. This year, however, that language has been removed. Indeed, there is no mention of Jerusalem in the 2012 party platform adopted by Democrats. In this year's Democratic platform, there is this boilerplate language about Israel: President Obama and the Democratic Party maintain an unshakable commitment to Israel’s security. A strong and secure Israel...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Israeli ambassador called GOP “dangerous for Israel”

    09/04/2012 9:08:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/4/12 | Philip Klein
    CHARLOTTE – Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz claimed on Monday that Israel’s ambassador to the United States has accused Republicans of being “dangerous” to Israel by criticizing President Obama’s record. The Florida congresswoman made the charge at a training session for Jewish Democrats held by the Obama campaign here at the Democratic National Convention, aimed at teaching Jewish Democrats how to convince their fellow Jews to vote for Obama. Much of the session, which featured a string of speakers from the Obama campaign, was devoted to defending Obama’s record on Israel.
  • 'Rabbis for Obama' Boycott Israel and defame Israel

    08/26/2012 8:10:36 AM PDT · by Bevo · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/26/2012 | Rachel Hirrschfeld
    President Obama’s re-election campaign announced last week the launch of “Rabbis for Obama,” an initiative aimed at rallying Jewish support for the president in the upcoming elections. What has recently come to light, however, is that the list of over 600 rabbis, many of whom are Reform, Conservative and female and would thus not be considered as such by the Orthodox community, also includes many unabashedly anti-Israel figures, who align themselves with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against the Jewish state. Lynn Gottlieb, for example, has met with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and sits on the board of...
  • RJC [Republican Jewish Coalition], ECI Demand Removal or 'Radical' Rabbi from Obama List

    08/23/2012 5:15:54 PM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 18 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | Aug. 23, 2012 | Suzanne Pollak
    WASHINGTON (JTA) -- – Two conservative groups called on the Obama campaign to sever ties with a "radical" on its newly-released list of more than 600 rabbis who support the president's reelection. The campaign rejected the demand. The Republican Jewish Coalition on Thursday “expressed profound outrage” that Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, a Renewal rabbi from California that the RJC described as a "radical rabbi", is part of Rabbis for Obama, which was launched Tuesday. Gottlieb sits on the advisory board of Jewish Voice for Peace, a group that is active in the campaign to use boycott, divestment and sanctions to pressure...
  • Obama campaign launches ‘Rabbis for Obama’ (Gallup has it 68% to 25% among Jewish voters)

    08/21/2012 1:56:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 86 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/21/12 | Olivier Knox, Yahoo! News | The Ticket
    President Barack Obama's reelection campaign unveiled "Rabbis for Obama"—a group of more than 600 rabbis from across the country—at a time when Republicans are hoping to erode the Democrat's wide lead among Jewish voters. "Their ringing endorsement of President Obama speaks volumes about the president's deep commitment to the security of the state of Israel and his dedication to a policy agenda that represents the values of the overwhelming majority of the American Jewish community," Ira Forman, the campaign's Jewish Outreach Director, said in a statement. The announcement came with a state-by-state list of the rabbis backing Obama, who leads...
  • 600 'Rabbis for Obama' give backing to US president (few Orthodox)

    08/21/2012 8:13:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 63 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/21/12 | JTA
    WASHINGTON – More than 600 rabbis displayed their support for US President Barack Obama's reelection bid on Tuesday, joining a campaign initiative called Rabbis for Obama. Obama for America announced Tuesday that Rabbis for Obama is designed to “engage and mobilize grassroots supporters.” The rabbis represent themselves and not individual synagogues or organizations, according to the news release. The names of all the rabbis can be found on the website Most of the rabbis are Reform or Conservative, although a handful are Orthodox.
  • Will Israel Help Re-Elect Obama?

    08/10/2012 2:02:51 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 10,2012 | By Lauri B. Regan
    Barack Obama is no fool, either. but he also wants to win a second term. If Israel is forced to strike, Obama and his advisers understand that the majority of Americans support Israel and will expect the administration to do everything in its power to ensure Israel's success. In such a case, even if Obama does the bare minimum to help Israel -- vetoing a resolution against her at the U.N., ensuring safe airspace over Iraq and perhaps refueling at U.S. military bases in the region, ensuring that the Strait of Hormuz remain open and safe for oil tanker passage,...