Ron Kampeas (JTA)

Second Term: More of Same Until Iran Crisis Hits

President Barack Obama’s second term may start with tussles over the economy and health care. He still has to deal with the crisis of Iran’s nuclear program.

***|*: Mitt Romney has been hammered over his caught-on-camera comments about the ?47%.? Reaction to his cynical remarks about the Middle East peace process has been more muted.

Muted Response to Romney's 'Kick the Ball' Tape

Mitt Romney’s pessimistic take on Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects has drew some headlines in the press but not much noise from centrist Jewish groups.

Game On: Barack Obama, shown campaigning in Florida, has history on his side as he fights for the lion?s share of the Jewish vote in November.

Democrats Have History in Jewish Vote Fight

In the battle for Jewish votes this November, President Barack Obama and the Democrats have history on their side. But the GOP has a financial edge.

Why Did Jerusalem Disappear From Platform?

Jerusalem has many mysteries, but none may be as perplexing at present as its disappearance from the Democratic Party platform.

Can Surging Santorum Win Over GOP Jews?

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.

Amid Murdoch Scandal, Some Fear Pro-Israel Media Voice Will Be Muted

Pro-Israel leaders in the United States, Britain and Australia are warily watching the unfolding of the phone-hacking scandal that is threatening to engulf the media empire of Rupert Murdoch, founder of News Corp.

U.S. Anti-Semitism Envoy Faces Resistance to Arab Textbook Changes

Hannah Rosenthal, the State Department’s envoy for combating anti-Semitism, was heartened if skeptical when some Arab officials pledged to her that they would remove anti-Semitic tropes from their school curricula.

U.S. Calls for Resignation of U.N. Official Who Posted Anti-Semitic Cartoon

The Obama administration, joined by U.S. Jewish groups, called for the United Nations to dismiss Richard Falk, its rapporteur on Palestinian rights, after he posted an anti-Semitic cartoon on his blog.

Romney Garners Support Among Jewish Republicans

For all the talk among pundits of Mitt Romney’s charisma problem, Romney’s Jewish supporters say what’s most inspiring about the Republican presidential candidate is that he actually does rather than just talk.

Weiner Admits To Lying About Underwear Photo

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) acknowledged inappropriate internet relationships with at least six women but said he would not resign or get divorced.