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  • Will 2014 be the year that Jews support the GOP?

    08/31/2014 4:37:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | 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 Morsis 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 Obamas spokesman is downplaying venomously anti-Semitic statements by Egypts new Islamist president, who said that Jews are apes and pigs and must be hated by Muslim children. Egypts president, Mohammed Morsi, has demonstrated in word and deed his commitment to Egypts 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 Obamas 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 Israels Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Obamas 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. Obamas 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 its 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
    YourJewishNews.com ^ | 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.
  • Obamas 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 administrations...
  • Big trouble for Obama: hes losing Hispanic support in Fla. Losing outright with Jewish voters

    10/15/2012 10:51:59 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 16 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | 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 Bidens 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 Investors 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
    frontpagemag.com/the-point ^ | 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 Obamas loss there was likely a factor, but the large number of undecideds predating the debate suggest that it wasnt so much Obamas weak performance as it was Romneys 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 wouldnt 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
    There’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
    timesofisrael.com ^ | 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 Novembers 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...
  • Obamas canary in the coal mine is on his last legs

    09/12/2012 10:06:51 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 4 replies
    http://www.coachisright.com/obamas-canary-in-the-coal-mine-is-on-his-last-legs/ ^ | 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. Obamas 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 administrations record with Israel. Here are a couple of the offensive comments made by the Palm Beach Democratic Chairman: Im Jewish, Im 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 partys 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 Obamas shameful refusal to acknowledge that Jerusalem is Israels 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 Channels 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 Israels ambassador to the United States has accused Republicans of being dangerous to Israel by criticizing President Obamas 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 Israels 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 Israels ambassador to the United States has accused Republicans of being dangerous to Israel by criticizing President Obamas 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 Obamas 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 Obamas 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 countryat 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 barackobama.com/rabbis. 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,...
  • Carter at DNC sends wrong message to nervous Jewish Democrats

    08/08/2012 3:57:28 PM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8-8-12 | Jennifer Rubin
    It is almost as if President Obama is daring American Jews to vote against him. His acrimonious attitude toward the Jewish state, coupled with his refusal to articulate the obvious fact that Jerusalem is the capital of the Jewish state, was bad enough. But then former president Jimmy Carter, the personification of anti-Israel sentiment on the left, is invited to speak, albeit by video, at the Democratic National Convention. It is mind boggling that no one stopped this and that the presidents team, which is micromanaging the convention, does not after 3 y ears get it. Matt Brooks of...
  • The Jewish Dilemma of Barack Obama

    07/31/2012 2:36:37 AM PDT · by pistolpackinpapa · 45 replies
    Pruden & Politics ^ | July 31, 2012 | Wes Pruden
    The Democrats have a Jewish problem, and his name is Barack Obama. Reluctantly, many Jews, loyal Democrats by birth and tradition, have concluded that hes not The One they thought he was. With even greater reluctance, the White House has concluded that their Jewish problem is real, growing, and they better do something about it. Mitt Romneys dramatic declaration Sunday in Jerusalem that preventing Iran from building a nuclear weapon is Americas highest national security priority and military force should not be excluded, and that he regards Jerusalem as the true capital of Israel, puts in stark relief the difference...
  • Shorter vile Pelosi: Republican Jews dont support Israel, they just want tax breaks

    07/30/2012 4:52:45 PM PDT · by republicangel · 26 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | July 30, 2012 | Twitchy Staff
    RB@RBPundit Nancy Pelosi thinks Republican Jews are only in it for the money. WOW. #tcot #p2 30 Jul 12 Reply Retweet Favorite No, really. She disgustingly said that. Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi claims that Republican Jews are being exploited, and they dont really care about Israel. What do they care about? Only tax breaks.
  • Pelosi: Republicans using Israel policy to distract Jewish voters

    07/29/2012 4:03:10 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/28/12 | Meghashyam Mali
    Pelosi: Republicans using Israel policy to distract Jewish votersBy Meghashyam Mali - 07/28/12 04:31 PM ET House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) defended President Obamas record on Israel, accusing Republicans of using the issue to distract Jewish voters from the partys economic policies. Many of the Republicans are using Israel as an excuse, what they really want are tax cuts for the wealthy. So Israel, that can be one reason they put forth, said Pelosi on Bloombergs Political Capital, according to a transcript of her remarks. Thats why some of the Republican Jewish supporters are really active, replied host Al...
  • Romney would back Israeli strike against Iran, senior adviser says

    07/29/2012 3:05:01 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 20 replies
    Associated Press/Fox News ^ | 29 July 2012 | Staff
    Mitt Romney would back an Israeli military strike against Iran aimed at preventing Tehran from obtaining nuclear capability, a top foreign policy adviser said early Sunday, outlining the aggressive posture the Republican presidential candidate will take toward Iran in a speech in Israel later in the day. Romney has said he has a "zero tolerance" policy toward Iran obtaining the capability to build a nuclear weapon. "If Israel has to take action on its own, in order to stop Iran from developing the capability, the governor would respect that decision," foreign policy adviser Dan Senor told reporters ahead of the...
  • In Israel, Romney declares Jerusalem to be capital

    07/29/2012 11:42:01 AM PDT · by Milagros · 89 replies
    YNET ^ | 07.29.12, 21:19
    In Israel, Romney declares Jerusalem to be capital Republican presidential hopeful says 'ayatollahs in Iran are testing our moral defenses' Ynet reporters, AP Latest Update: 07.29.12, 21:19 / Israel News US presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Sunday declared Jerusalem to be the capital of the Jewish state and told an Israeli audience that the United States has "a solemn duty and a moral imperative" to block Iran from achieving nuclear weapons
  • Do's and Don'ts For Mitt Romney in Israel

    07/29/2012 12:08:13 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 7 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | July 29, 2012 | Ronn Torossian
    Do's and Don'ts For Mitt Romney in Israel(photo Romney at Western Wall) Unlike President Barack Obama, Mitt Romney embraces Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. By Ronn Torossian Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel --- July 29, 2012 ... Owning a PR Agency, I wanted to offer ten tips for Mitt Romney to observe during his Israel visit. Bowing isnt customary in the Middle East. The Obama bow to the Saudi King is not considered customary in Israel nor anywhere else in the Middle East. Shaking hands and being polite is all that is needed. Just as anywhere else in the world,...
  • Romney gives forceful foreign policy Pro Israel speech--Live now

    07/29/2012 9:16:58 AM PDT · by Recovering Ex-hippie · 73 replies
    Forceful speech. Shames Obama by just telling the truth. Looks like Obozo just came out with a 'we will strike Iran" comment..oh, sure.
  • Romney arrives, days after telling Israelis they deserve better than they get from Obama

    07/28/2012 5:13:43 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 51 replies
    Days after telling Israelis that they deserve better treatment than they have had from the United States during Barack Obamas presidency, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney arrived in Israel on Saturday night for talks with Israeli leaders, a meeting with the Palestinian prime minister, and a fundraiser. Just as candidate Obama did four years ago, challenger Romney is visiting Israel in good part to try to maximize support for his presidential campaign among American Jewish supporters. Sensitive bilateral issues will also be on the agenda, however, notably the shared US-Israel concern about how to thwart Irans nuclear drive. Obama was...
  • Krauthhammer: No Pro-Israeli American Would Vote for Obama...

    07/28/2012 3:59:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2012 | Daniel Doherty
    Nationally syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer has never been one to mince words when discussing the presidents ever-growing litany of foreign policy blunders. And, apparently, he has no intentions of stopping now. In fact, during a recent panel discussion on Special Report With Bret Baier, he seems to have taken his public criticisms of the president to a whole new level, essentially saying no one who is pro-Israel would re-elect Barack Obama unless theyve been in a coma for three and a half years. Via Fox News:Friday Lightning Round: US relationship with IsraelDespite Krauthammers misgivings about the presidents leadership capabilities --...
  • Netanyahu, Obama aide discussed possibility of Iran strike, U.S. official says

    07/28/2012 5:47:58 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies
    haaretz.com ^ | July 29, 2012 | Barak Ravid
    U.S. National Security Advisor Tom Donilon shared Washington's contingency plans for a possible attack on Iran with Israel's PM, according to a senior American official. The U.S. national security adviser has shared with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the United States' contingency plans for a possible attack on Iran. According to a senior American official, National Security Advisor Tom Donilon briefed Netanyahu on the plans during Donilon's visit to Israel two weeks ago. According to the official, who requested anonymity, Netanyahu hosted Donilon at a three-hour dinner. For part of the time, Israel's national security adviser, Yaakov Amidror, was on hand....