Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Donald Trump's vice presidential choice, is an extreme right-wing Republican who signed an anti-abortion law that mandated funerals for fetuses. According to the Jewish Week, Pence's positions on Israel "are more in line with the GOP's religious right and evangelical base than with the overwhelming majority of American Jews."
NJDC mourns the death of promising Jewish DNC staffer Seth Rich, 27, who was shot and killed on his walk home early Sunday morning. The native Nebraskan came from a deeply Jewish background; his grandfather was a founding member of their local congregation and his father led the same synagogue as president until this summer. Rich was determined to make the world a better place and saw politics as the best way to enact benevolent change.
The GOP platform committee met Monday to review the party’s platform ahead of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week. In withholding official support for a two-state solution, the platform breaks from the party’s previous stances, as well as the stances of the Democratic Party, United States policy, and the Israeli prime minister.
Should Jews vote for Donald Trump? I suppose one can ask the same question of Muslims, immigrants, Mexicans, African-Americans, women, Americans, Democrats or even Republicans, but last week the question came up for Jews as it never has before in any presidential election. Former Republican Sen. Norm Coleman said that "any man who declines to renounce the affections of the KKK and David Duke should not be trusted to lead America. Ever."
Recent polls show a growing advantage for Hillary Clinton among Jewish voters in Florida and Pennsylvania, two states that most pundits predict Donald Trump, the GOP's presumptive nominee, must win in order to have a chance at the presidency.
NJDC mourns the death of Judge Abner Mikva, a Democratic stalwart who had the distinction of serving in three branches of government: as a member of Congress, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and White House counsel.
Donald Trump has offended once again. In his latest firestorm, Trump tweeted a graphic criticizing Hillary Clinton and including photo of her, along with images of a Star of David and a pile of cash, with the words “most corrupt candidate.”
The world has lost a voice of morality—a power who forced the world to confront the horrors of the Holocaust and who refused to stand idly by in the face of other genocides.
We welcome the most progressive platform in history. On a wide range of issues, from LGBT rights to the death penalty to preventing a nuclear armed Iran and fighting BDS, we strongly support this draft. In particular, we are pleased with the draft language in the Middle East section which reflects Hillary Clinton's well established record of leadership and her steadfast support Israel and the US-Israel relationship.
The draft Democratic Party platform is staunchly pro-Israel. The draft aligns with Hillary Clinton's pro-Israel positions. The Anti-Defamation League praised the platform language, noting that it broke new ground "in opposing 'any effort to delegitimize Israel, including at the U.N. or through the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement' and further confirms Democratic support for Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel."