Douglas M. Bloomfield
By Douglas M. Bloomfield
What a Dollar Gets You on Capitol Hill, and What It Doesn’t
Jewish money. It’s the stuff of political myth, but it’s also the backbone of the pro-Israel lobby. One Jewish congressman recently said that voting against a resolution condemning the hateful diatribe of a follower of Louis Farrakhan on free speech grounds cost him $250,000 in political contributions from Jewish supporters that year. The incident has…
Jewish Senator Converts but New Political Faith in Question
Arlen Specter — once a Republican, now a Democrat — has long been one of Israel’s stalwarts in the Senate, serving on the critical operations committee, which writes the foreign aid spending bills. The “Jewish kid from Kansas,” as he called himself while standing next to President Obama on April 29, has taken his role…
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