Presidential Debate

In Final Debate, Trump Again Uses Iran Against Clinton

10/20/2016 - 11:19

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Donald Trump used Iran among other foreign policy differences to depict Hillary Clinton as “stupid” in the final presidential debate.

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton participating in the third U.S. presidential debate at the Thomas Mack Center in Las Vegas. JTA

In Second Debate, Trump Says Syria Regime Is Not Worth Confronting

10/10/2016 - 11:40

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Donald Trump said the U.S. focus in Syria should solely be on the Islamic State terrorist group, arguing that the Assad regime is not worth confronting because its allies, Russia and Iran, effectively control the country.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump participating at a town hall debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Oct. 9, 2016. JTA

Who’s Right On Iran Nuke Deal?

VP candidates trade assessments at debate. And what do the Israelis really think of it?

10/06/2016 - 10:53

Washington – Seven times during the vice presidential debate, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., said the deal his running mate, Hillary Clinton, worked on had helped “stop Iranian nuclear weapons.”

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, left, and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence squared off Tuesday evening in the vice-presidential debate. JTA

The First Debate, Jewishly

09/28/2016 - 12:06

What did we learn about Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and the Jewish vote from the debate on Monday night?

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at Monday night’s debate at Hofstra University. Getty Images

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

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

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

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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