In Boca Raton video, GOP nominee suggests a hands-off policy on Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
By saying the Palestinians have “no interest” in peace with Israel and that all that can be done is to “hope that ultimately, somehow, something will happen and resolve it,” Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has described what many Israelis believe is a fact of life. But there is significant debate here about whether such a hands-off U.S. policy, as bluntly stated, is viable or preferred.
Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor looked downright uncomfortable Wednesday when asked by Politico's Mike Allen at a breakfast forum about anti-Semitism in the GOP.
The Virginian tries to take a pass on the question but then hands some credibility to it by talking about a "darker side." It seems he's talking about the darker side of politics in general, but he does not back down when asked the follow up: Is he referring to the GOP caucus?
Character questions key to many seniors as Romney romps.
Delray Beach, Fla. — In the heart of Jewish South Florida — Boca Raton — on the eve of the crucial Florida primary, Audrey Atlas was channeling Republican voters everywhere.
A former Democrat who admits she has become more conservative in recent years, Atlas, 70, is so fed up with President Barack Obama (“he’s too left wing”) that she switched her party affiliation in December in order to vote in Tuesday’s Republican-only primary.
Israel, Iran key issues in advance of next week’s crucial primary.
More than 500 Jewish Republicans have signed up to hear Newt Gingrich Friday in Delray Beach, Fla., as they seek to make up their minds ahead of Tuesday’s Florida Republican presidential primary.
“This is our coming out,” said Sid Dinerstein, chairman of the West Palm Beach Republican Party. “We’ve never had 500 of us in the same place. We are getting noisy and don’t care so much anymore that the liberals won’t be our friends unless we sell out our grandchildren and Israel.”
Majority leader says Democratic support of movement will ‘aggravate and divide’; sees two-state solution jeopardized by lack of Palestinian recognition.
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The legions of protestors around the nation demanding more economic parity, coupled with anger over the Obama administration’s Israel policies, will drive more Jews to vote Republican next year, said the Jewish majority leader of the House, who recently referred to those protestors derisively as a “growing mob.”
Newest entrant into GOP field is longtime friend of Israel — and Jesus.
Washington — To some conservative Jews, Texas Gov. Rick Perry would make an excellent presidential candidate. He’s been to Israel more than any other candidate in the field and has said he loves it. And Perry creates jobs.
But other Jewish conservatives seeking the anti-Obama candidate look at the three-term governor and see something arresting: He believes he’s on a mission from God.