Lara Friedman demonstrates that of the nine most recent presidents, President Barack Obama is the only one who has completely shielded Israel from adverse U.N. Security Council resolutions. Friedman marshals these facts to argue that President Obama should, just this once, support a resolution that Israel opposes, but the administration made clear last week that it will oppose any resolutions that are biased against Isra
Given that Jews in America skew Democratic by over a 2-1 ratio, we would expect the majority of American Jews to look at GOP hopefuls negatively. However, despite Senator Ted Cruz’s and Donald Trump’s collective attempts to pander the Jewish vote, and overwhelming percentage view both Trump and Cruz unfavorably. Frank Newport analyses the new data from Gallup:
Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Monday outlined his Middle East policy, calling for the resumption of direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.
Earlier today, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, spoke to the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. In her remarks, Clinton emphasized the need for a steady-hand in dealing with our allies and adversaries in the global community. She underscored the importance of a strong U.S.-Israel alliance, and her plan for keeping the two nations’ ties inseparable and taking the relationship to the next level.
A recent op-ed in The Hill, by former Congressman Robert Wexler, describes why Republicans do not have the right to infringe on the Supreme Court nomination process. After Justice Scalia’s death last month, Republicans are threatening to refuse to hold a meeting for President Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland.
Following the death of William B. Dockser, the National Jewish Democratic Council released the following statement:
Vice President Joe Biden condemned last week's horrific attacks in Israel. Biden, while visiting Israel, said that "there is no justification for such acts of terror" and he offered his condolences to the family of the American citizen murdered in the attack.