Presidential Debate

No GOP Candidate Trumps Trump

Ask Daughter Ivanka Kushner: Donald Trump may be the most closely connected to the Jewish community of them all.

08/09/2015 - 20:00
JTA

Among the expansive field of 2016 Republican presidential candidates on display in the party’s first debates, Donald Trump may be the most closely connected to the Jewish people.

Donald Trump participating in the first Republican presidential debate for the 2016 race, at the Quicken Loans Arena. JTA

Third Debate: Little ‘Daylight’ On Foreign Policy

10/22/2012 - 20:00
Editorial

Perhaps the clearest winner in Monday night’s presidential debate on foreign policy was Israel.

The tiny state was mentioned more than two dozen times, with both President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Gov. Romney going out of their way to declare their unwavering support for Jerusalem and their determination to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons.

Obama, Romney And The Jewish Divide

10/02/2012 - 20:00
Editorial

On the eve of the first of three presidential debates, “American Jews are likely to vote to re-elect President [Barack] Obama by a margin of better than two to one over Gov. Mitt Romney.” That’s the finding of an American Jewish Committee national survey, which like it or not should come as no surprise.

Jews in this country have been voting heavily Democrat for the last eight decades in presidential elections, reflecting their liberal views on a wide range of issues. Four years ago, Obama received about 78 percent of the Jewish vote.

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