At least 150 Jewish activists attended the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC this week, a sign of a growing contingent of Jewish hawks who are not put off by Steve Bannon and who say President Trump is a champion of their beliefs.
After hecklers shouted down Republicans in their home district town hall meetings this week, one New York representative says he’s found a way to avoid the embarrassment: don’t go. Instead, Lee Zeldin, one of two Jewish Republicans in the House, says he is doing “tele-town hall” meetings by phone.
He canceled the town hall after a protest broke out at a Rotary Club event last week.
(JTA) — Former South Dakota State Sen. Dan Lederman was elected the state’s new Republican Party chairman. The vote Saturday, in which Lederman unseated incumbent chairwoman Pam Roberts, was 73 to 53. Lederman becomes the first candidate for the job in recent memory to win without the governor’s endorsement, the local newspaper the Argus Leader…
The Forward plans to regularly monitor the surge of anti-Semitism in many parts of the country and the world. The mission of this column is not to unduly alarm, but rather to raise awareness of a disturbing trend that, from some vantage points, can prove difficult to spot.
(JTA) — For decades, supporters of the U.S.-Israel relationship have insisted on strong bipartisanship rather than allying their cause with the Democrats or Republicans. So even while a typical bit of punditry over the past few presidencies was to assert that Bill Clinton, or George W. Bush, or Barack Obama was “the most pro-Israel president…
(JTA) — Benjamin Gilman, who served as a Republican congressman from New York for more than 30 years and who was a pro-Israel voice in Congress, has died. Gilman died on Saturday at a veterans hospital in New York at the age of 94. Gilman was first elected to Congress in 1972 and served 15…
Zucker responded to the complaints with his own invective, asserting that his network treated all the candidates equally and said that Trump got more coverage because he granted greater access to the press than other candidates did.
Republican Jewish group ignores Mattis’ comments warning that Israel’s settlement expansion could turn it into an apartheid state
After an ugly contest that filled the airwaves with attack ads, Democrat Josh Gottheimer has won his New Jersey congressional race against Republican incumbent Scott Garrett.