Two Jewish candidates were defeated in the Democratic primary for Massachusetts governor.
Pro-settler hardliners swept a vote on Monday held by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party, effectively tossing four of his closest allies and backers of Middle East diplomacy off a list of candidates running with him in a Jan. 22 election.
It looked as if today’s primaries to choose the candidate roster for Israel’s ruling Likud party was going to be delayed by Operation Pillar of Defense. But the party showed resilience and went to the polls as scheduled — only to have the process descend in to a shambles by problems with the snazzy computerized system on which members are meant to vote.
New York City’s most radical city councilman is running to represent its most politically conservative Jewish community in the Congress. And he just might win.
Israeli politicians have found a reliable funding base in wealthy American Jews. We track the flow of cash from Miami and New York to Tel Aviv.
Howard Berman is beating fellow Democrat Brad Sherman in the race for pro-Israel donors. The dogfight is a deciding factor in the Los Angeles primary battle.
Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate who has helped sustain Newt Gingrich’s candidacy with millions of dollars in donations, suggested that the long-shot campaign is all but over.
Jewish voters often fall for candidates with big ideas to remake the world. Mitt Romney simply doesn’t offer that kind of vision, Gal Beckerman writes.
Mariam and Sheldon Adelson have donated another five million dollars to Gingrich’s Super PAC: Winning Our Future.