Washington – The first Jew with a shot at the White House used to be known for his inability to talk about anything except American economic injustice.
Two of the most prominent Jewish Democrats are engaged in an ugly battle, which is playing out on national TV, at party headquarters, and on the battlefield of a Florida congressional district.
In a way, it’s been ADL’s moment: What better group to take the bull by the horns than the organization set up to confront exactly the kind of bigotry that Donald Trump and his supporters are promoting?
The Obama administration has remained silent regarding the political makeover of Netanyahu’s coalition government, which is set to put right-wing leader Avigdor Lieberman in charge of Israel’s defense ministry and push out Moshe Yaalon, a former military chief of staff and Likud party pragmatist, from the position he’d been holding since 2013.
Sheldon Adelson was the first, to commit to Donald Trump’s campaign, and now other Jewish donors seem to be flocking to the presumptive Republican nominee’s camp, offering their support and opening their pocketbooks.
Quickly assuming the role of Donald Trump’s chief Jewish advocate, Las Vegas billionaire Sheldon Adelson has reached out to Republican Jewish leaders asking them to follow his lead and contribute to Trump’s presidential campaign.
At an Israel Independence Day party, Ron Dermer and Denis McDonough signaled that relations were back on track after Iran deal fight.
The window of opportunity for running a third party candidate, an option seen as a last hope for some Jewish Republicans, is closing quickly. With state filing deadlines already looming and no candidate seen in sight, the likelihood of a successful outsider campaign is fading and may already be doomed.
Speaking out on an Israel divestment resolution up for vote at her own church, Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton issued a harsh rebuke of the proposed move and reaffirmed her stance the BDS movement.
Donald Trump’s popularity is rooted in his outsider status, and that’s left Jewish and pro-Israel groups a bit stumped.