Submitted by Douglas Bloomfield on Sun, 10/14/2012 - 22:20
Arlen Specter, who died Sunday at 82 following a long battle with cancer, was a vanishing breed: a Republican senator who was both a moderate and a Jew.
The only Jewish Republican senator, he switched parties in 2009 because he felt the GOP had moved so far to the right he felt he could not win his party's nomination for a sixth term, but many Pennsylvania voters saw the switch as opportunism and he lost the Democratic primary the following year.
Submitted by Douglas Bloomfield on Sun, 10/14/2012 - 14:41
Although a recent survey shoed the President leading by almost two-to-one among Arab-Americans against Mitt Romney, the leader of one group warns that a vote for Barack Obama "would be voting for despotism, violence and backwardness in your native lands."
Farid Ghadry, leader of the Washington-based Reform Party of Syria, an outspoken Obama critic and closely linked to Bush era neocons, said, "Arab Americans have no choice but to vote for Romney because not only do we care about America but we also care about eradicating the tyranny we escaped from."
Submitted by Douglas Bloomfield on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 09:32
After spending last week flip-flopping on the economy and even renouncing his own 47% tape and other positions, Mitt Romney is about to make another major pivot, this time on Middle East peacemaking. His conversion could disappoint a lot of his pro-Israel backers, particularly Evangelicals and the party’s small conservative Jewish base.
Romney could also give a major dose of heartburn to his biggest backer, Sheldon Adelson, the casino mogul who has pledged $100 million to defeat Obama and is an outspoken opponent of Palestinian statehood.
Submitted by Douglas Bloomfield on Thu, 10/04/2012 - 13:32
The race in California’s new 30th Congressional district pits a pair of Jewish moderate Democratic congressmen, may reveal a great deal about the importance of Israel in a newly formed district with a sizeable Jewish population.
Voters will be choosing between one legislator with a 30-year record as an influential pro-Israel leader on Capitol Hill and another who simply votes right without doing any of the heavy lifting. Will voters recognize and reward the difference?