Barack Obama

Hikind Endorses Republican In Special Congress Race

09/07/2011
Assistant Managing Editor

With less than a week until voters in the 9th Congressional District pick their new repesentative, Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind threw his support behind Republican Bob Turner to succceed Anthony Weiner.

Obama Reads Israel: David Grossman's "To the End of the Land" and the Politics of a President's Reading List

This week brought news that Obama is reading David Grossman's novel "To the End of the Land" while summering on Martha's Vineyard.  It was one of the best reviewed book's last year, and that it focuses on an Israeli mother whose son is killed in yet another Arab war, is probably lost on no one. Certainly not Jews.

Wearing Your Politics On Your Sleeve

For those who literally want to wear their politics, your favorite candidate has (or soon will have) a line of apparel and souvenirs, including yarmulkes and other gear with logos in English and transliterated Hebrew.

Much of it comes from third party paraphernalia peddlers but some of the campaigns will be selling their own to raise money.

Part of the author's political button collection.

Obama Tries To Regain Jewish Support, May Visit Israel

07/05/2011

The Obama re-election campaign reportedly is assembling a team to fight back against conservative critics of the president's position on Israel, and a visit to Israel may soon be in the works.

The campaign is assembling a group of high-profile figures who are respected in the Jewish community to counter criticism against Obama and to push back against attacks, Washington Post blogger Greg Sargent reported Saturday in his The Plum Line blog.

Obama to Jewish Donors: Israel and the U.S. Need ‘Fresh Eyes’

06/21/2011

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- President Obama told Jewish donors to his reelection campaign that Israel and the United States must assess the new Middle East with "fresh eyes."

Poll: Americans’ Views on Mideast Largely Unchanged

06/14/2011

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Americans' views on Middle East issues have not changed in recent months, despite major headlines from the region, according to a new poll.

Democrats Launch Major Pro-Obama Pushback Among Jews

06/07/2011
JTA

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- President Obama is a stalwart friend of Israel.

That’s the message some top Democratic Jewish figures are promoting to push back against the notion that Obama is out of step with the pro-Israel and Jewish communities.

Bad As Israel’s Situation Is, It May Well Get Worse

06/07/2011
Editor And Publisher

You remember the “Jewish telegram?” It reads: “Start worrying. Details to follow.”

In other words, welcome to the new Middle East.

Gary Rosenblatt

White House Posts Defense of its Israel Policies

06/05/2011

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- The White House website posted a defense of President Obama's Israel record, and several prominent Jewish Democrats penned Op-Eds defending his policies.

"President Obama: Advancing Israel's Security and Supporting Peace," which appeared online on Friday, addressed the controversy over the president's call in a May 19 Middle East policy speech for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations to based on 1967 lines, with mutually agreed swaps.

Presidential Tidbits: is Romney the frontrunner who can't win?

It was a lively week in presidential politics, a welcome relief from stories about killer tornados, the debt ceiling crisis and other natural disasters.

There was former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's motorcycle appearance at Rolling Thunder on Washington's Mall and her East Coast bus tour, and the strange rise of pizza king Herman Cain in the GOP standings (just weeks after Donald Trump rose to the top of the heap and abruptly folded).

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