Tea party

ZOA, Tea Party Anti-Iran Deal Rally In D.C. Features Shofar Blowing, Trump

09/16/2015 - 20:00

Hundreds gathered outside the Capitol for a rally against the Iran nuclear deal featuring shofar blowing and presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

Bibi's American Advisors

Benjamin Netanyahu's political rivals are hoping his American campaign advisor will do as well for him as he did for his last high profile candidate, Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Virginia).  House majority leader Cantor, the highest ranking Jew in Congressional history, was on track to be Speaker before going down to spectacular defeat in June at the hands of a long shot Tea Party challenger.

It’s The Money, Stupid

Whether Republicans elect Jews is not as important as why we Jews don’t vote Republican. The GOP agenda, for the overwhelming majority, is not ours.

When it comes to the Jews, Republicans are single-issue campaigners – all Israel all the time – while Jews are multi-issue voters and Israel is not the top issue for most.

What’s more, the rest of the Republican agenda, dominated by far right social and religious conservatives and the Tea Parties, turns off the 70-80 percent of Jewish voters who consistently vote Democratic.

Kristol Calls Them 'Irresponsible'

Neocon guru Bill Kristol said "no responsible elected official" is calling for impeachment of President Barack Obama. It's "a phony issue," he said. So who are the irresponsible officials?

Reading The Tea (Party) Leaves On Cantor

From fundraising to foreign policy, gauging what his loss means for Jews and Israel.

06/17/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Eric Cantor’s defeat in the Republican primary last week to a challenger considered even more conservative than he is raises three major issues that have been discussed at length in the general press: the future of the Republican Party, the status of President Obama’s legislative for the balance of his term and the role of money in campaigns.

Tea Party Too Close For Jewish Comfort?

Cantor’s loss, isolationist foreign policy and Jews in the GOP.

06/17/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Rep. Eric Cantor’s surprise loss in a primary election last week will leave Congress without a Republican Jewish member and pro-Israel organizations without one of their strongest advocates on Capitol Hill, but it will likely not diminish support for the Jewish community’s legislative agenda, political observers said this week.

Cantor silenced: The Virginia Republican was defeated by a Tea Party candidate.  Getty Images

Cantor Trounced In Historic Upset


As the Obama administration was trying to resuscitate Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in late 2010, Republican Rep. Eric Cantor met privately with Benjamin Netanyahu in a New York hotel room with an unprecedented offer:  the incoming majority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives offered to side with the prime minister of Israel against the President of the United States on critical foreign policy issues.

Did Religion Play Role In Cantor’s Defeat?

Cultural factors seen influencing Tea Party voters in suburbs outside of Richmond.

06/10/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Rep. Eric Cantor’s loss a Tea Party-backed challenger Tuesday night in a shocking Republican primary upset was caused, in part, by his Jewish identity, says a political observer.

Cantor's religion made it harder to connect to the Christian, far-right voters in his new district. Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images

Eric Cantor Defeated By Tea Party Primary Challenger

06/10/2014 - 20:00

Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the majority leader in the U.S. House of Representatives and the most senior Jewish official in government, was defeated by a Tea Party primary challenger in his Virginia district.

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