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Rick Perry, Sean Penn, Sheldon Adelson And Chris Christie Fete Shmuley

05/20/2014
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New York  — The last time New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spoke at a venue attended by Sheldon Adelson, he alienated the Republican Party mega-donor and other hawkish pro-Israel Jews by referring to the West Bank as “the occupied territories.”

The Lesson NOT To Learn From Newtown

12/20/2012
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Of the many critical insights I gained by studying the writings of the late theologian and philosopher Abraham Joshua Heschel, one that had a particularly profound impact on me related to the challenge of talking about God. 

Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik is the spiritual leader of the Forest Hills Jewish Center in Queens.

Which candidate would make the best Republican nominee for president?

Perry Backs Israel Strike On Iran

11/06/2011

U.S. presidential candidate Rick Perry said he would back an Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facitilies.

Perry said Thursday that, as president, he would support an attack if there were proof Tehran was moving closer to a nuclear weapon, Reuters reported.

"Obviously, we are going to support Israel," the Texas governor said in an interview with CNN. "And I've said that we will support Israel in every way that we can, whether it's economic sanctions, whether it's overt or covert operations, up to and including military action."

Perry Is Texas-Size Problem For Jewish GOPers

Newest entrant into GOP field is longtime friend of Israel — and Jesus.

08/16/2011
JTA

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.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaking in June at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans.  Greg Skidmore/Creative Commons

Romney, Thune Slam Obama on Israel

04/03/2011
JTA

LAS VEGAS (JTA) -- Two likely GOP presidential candidates slammed President Obama as unfair to Israel, in speeches to Republican Jews.

Neither Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) nor former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has yet formally declared his candidacy for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, but both are believed to be seriously considering a run.

The two joined other Republican luminaries on Saturday in addressing the Republican Jewish Coalition's winter leadership conference in Las Vegas.

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