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Globe Writer Urges Obama to Meddle in Israeli Elections

In a column published on The Boston Globe’s web site today, Globe Correspondent Alan Berger is urging President Obama to “meddle” in Israel’s upcoming elections. Politicians are, he says, “expected to reward friends and punish whoever dares to cross him.” He accuses Netanyahu of supporting Republican Presidential Challenged Mitt Romney in the last election and [...]

Reds Versus Blues – GOLD NOTES #13

There is a great divide out there, and while I wasn’t around in the 1860s, it feels every bit like a Civil War. Which is a funny name, as what serves as discourse nowadays is often very uncivil.

American Jewry Makes an Impact on Presidential Elections

American Jewry Makes an Impact on Presidential Elections

By Rea Bochner, WrittenByRea.com Last night, President Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term with a landslide win, nabbing 303 electoral votes (he needed 270 to win), while his Republican opponent, Mitt Romney, took only 203. Interestingly, this year’s election marked a decrease of Jewish supporters for Obama. In the 2008 election, the president [...]

Tensions Between Obama, Netanyahu Likely to Remain

Tensions Between Obama, Netanyahu Likely to Remain

President Obama’s successful bid for re-election may be bad news for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  According to Jeffrey Heller of Reuters, the Prime Minister now faces “an even more awkward time with Washington and re-energised critics at home who accused him on Wednesday of backing the loser in the U.S. presidential election.” Heller reports [...]

Jewish Democrats Fared Well in the Elections

Exit poll results published by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency this morning showed that President Obama had captured 69% of the Jewish vote. That figure is down nearly ten percent from 2008, but is substantially higher than the percent of support his rival, former Governor Mitt Romney received from Jewish voters. Jewish Republicans fared poorly in [...]

The Jewish Vote on Election Day

Today, as Americans finally go to the polls to select their next president, many will be watching apprehensively, hoping their candidates will win. This is especially true of Americans in Israel, who, according to Lauren E. Bohn of The Associated Press, “are lining up strongly behind Republican candidate Mitt Romney.” Bohn quotes one American living [...]

Iran Taunts Israel Over 2010 Inaction

This morning, Iran’s Press TV published an article taunting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for failing to launch a strike against its nuclear program in 2010. Israel, said the headline, had “aborted” a plan to attack Iran “out of fear.” According to Max Fisher of The Washington Post, however, it was not fear that stopped [...]

Democrats and Republicans Still Trying to Woo Jewish Voters

With only twelve days left until the presidential election, both Democrats and Republicans are stepping up their efforts to woo Jewish voters. According to Orlandar Brand-Williams, supporters of both parties have taken out ads in the Metro Jewish Press to try to make a case for their candidates. One ad, says Brand-Williams, is a “three-page [...]

Obama, Romney Talk Israel During Final Presidential Debate

Obama, Romney Talk Israel During Final Presidential Debate

Last night, President Barack Obama and Republican Challenger Mitt Romney squared off against one another in a final debate over foreign policy. Both candidates spoke highly of Israel, with President Obama saying that he would “continue” to make sure Middle Eastern countries were “standing by our interests in Israel’s security”, because “it is a true [...]

Candidates to Discuss Israel During Final Presidential Debate

Candidates to Discuss Israel During Final Presidential Debate

Americans will head to the polls on Nov. 6 to vote in the presidential election. Recent polls show President Obama and Republican Challenger Mitt Romney in a dead heat, suggesting that the presidential race is likely to be a close one. Over the course of the next two weeks, the two candidates will try to [...]