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Marco Rubio Decides To Run For Reelection, Citing Intention To Kill Iran Deal

06/23/2016 - 12:16
JTA

Washington — Sen. Marco Rubio cited his intention to kill the Iran nuclear deal in his decision to run for reelection to the Senate.

Marco Rubio speaking at a news conference at Temple Beth El in West Palm Beach, Fla., March 11, 2016. JTA

Donald Trump Wins Nevada Caucuses

02/24/2016 - 11:42

Washington — Donald Trump was projected to win the Nevada caucus, his third straight early nomination win in a row in the battle to secure the Republican presidential nod.

Donald Trump speaking at a caucus night watch party at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Feb. 23, 2016. JTA

Diversity, Republican Style

Republicans claim that country's only Indian-American Republican governor, Nikki Haley (now that Bobby Jindal is out of office) and the country's only African American Republican senator, Tim Scott, endorsing the anti-immigration son of a Cuban immigrant, Marco Rubio, constitutes diversity in the GOP, which has only one Jewish member in the entire Congress. 

Trump, Rubio Trash Talking

Donald Trump, a malevolent birther, called Ted Cruz a Canadian anchor baby better qualified to be prime minister of that country than president of the United States.  Sen. Marco Rubio has set his sites further abroad when it comes to another presidential wannabe, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

The Republican junior senator from Florida likes to cite his membership on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to support his claim as an expert on international relations, but some recent gaffes suggest that his notoriously poor attendance record may be taking a toll.

Israel Gets Passing Mention In GOP Debate

Israel was mentioned only three times, almost in passing, in Thursday night's sixth GOP presidential debate  -- there's one more, in Des Moines, before the February 1 Iowa Caucus. It was a matter of retracing old grounds with nothing new to add.

Lindsey Graham

All of the GOP presidential contenders claim to be true and loyal friends of Israel, but for most it is a political statement, grounded less in understanding than in their search for contributions from wealthy single-issue Jewish donors. 

The rare exception is Lindsey Graham.  The South Carolina senator, who dropped out of the presidential race today, had the best comprehension of the issues and record of support among the candidates when it came to US-Israel relations.

Who’s Ahead In The ‘Sheldon Adelson Primary?’

With plenty of pro-Israel candidates on the GOP slate, Jewish support is spread thin so far.

07/21/2015 - 20:00
Associate Editor

With the announcement this week that Gov. John Kasich of Ohio has become the 16th candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, Jewish GOP insiders are sorting through this assortment of pro-Israel riches, for every one of the candidates seems to have compassion and understanding for Israel’s numerous predicaments.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, above, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, center, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush are all seen as strong on Israel.

DC Branch of Knesset

The U.S. Congress sounds increasing like the Washington branch of the Knesset.  I'm just waiting for Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul to show up on the Senate floor wearing yarmulkes.

Senators debating the Iran bill this week have been busy trying to out-Israel each other.

Among the most ardent are Presidential hopefuls and senators facing tough reelection campaigns.  A number of them were in Las Vegas last weekend kissing the ring of billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who they hope will dip into his billions to fund their campaigns.

AIPAC Opposes Bibi's Amendment – For Now

Who would have predicted it:  AIPAC is opposing an amendment in the Senate proposed by none other than its idol, Benjamin Netanyahu. 

Rubio, Bibi, Adelson
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