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McCain Says Adelson Contributions Are ‘Foreign Money’

The former GOP presidential candidate, himself a devout campaign finance reformer, is accusing the current GOP candidate of accepting foreign money in exchange for influence over U.S. policy. The plot thickens more than a little when the agent of influence is a Jewish billionaire and the foreign power in question is the State of Israel.

Obama’s Steep Uphill Reelection Battle

Independents – who are the most critical group for a November victory - voted for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in the recall election in higher-than-expected numbers. In 2008, they facilitated Obama’s victory by all-time-high turnout numbers.

Marine Le Pen to Sue Jewish-French Philosopher for Libel

A lawyer for Marine Le Pen said the leader of the French far right will sue French-Jewish philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy for libel. Wallerand de Saint-Just...

Boteach Invites Opponent to Sabbath Dinner

Every Friday night at our Sabbath table my wife and I host all kinds of people. We love having guests and it would be my honor for us to host you and your family either this coming Friday night or whenever it may suit you. Over the years we’ve hosted thousands of people. Many have been Democratic politicians like yourself - from Governor Jon Corzine, to Mayors Michael Wildes, Frank Huttle, and Cory Booker.

November Bout in NJ: ‘True Arab’ Pascrell Vs. ‘America’s Rabbi’ Boteach

Bill Pascrell, the "Arab" candidate, won the Democratic primary for NJ's 9th district. In the other corner, meet "America's Rabbi," Shmuely Boteach, the Republican candidate.

GOP Hopes N.Y. Rematch Puts Second Jewish Republican In House

WASHINGTON – Jewish Republicans nationwide are hoping a heated congressional race rematch in the New York suburbs puts a second Jewish Republican in the House of Representatives.

Schumer, Silver, Nadler to Endorse Velázquez, Rebuffing Anti-Zionist Charges

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer will join Speaker Sheldon Silver and Congressman Jerrold Nadler in endorsing Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez for re-election on Sunday. Her major opponent, City Councilman Erik Martin Dilan, has called the 10-term incumbent Velázquez anti-Zionist.

Jewish Senator Wannabe in FBI Probe over Campaign Donations

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel is returning $105,000 in campaign contributions, as the FBI is investigating possible campaign finance violations. The donations raised suspicions because they were made by individuals who never before had made campaign donations, and whose income didn't appear high enough to enable them to be this generous.

Romney to Meet with Jewish Donors

Mitt Romney is meeting with some 30 major Jewish donors to his presidential campaign as part of a "constituents day." The former Massachusetts governor and...

Pushing The Envelope In The Obama White House

While we share the belief of most Americans that candidates for office should run on a level playing field, we are not naïve enough to believe incumbency doesn't matter. There are perks that come with political office, particularly the highest political office in the land. For example, presidents running for reelection are allowed to use Air For One, with all its attendant trappings of power, when traveling to and from campaign events – though their campaigns are required to reimburse the public treasury for expenses incurred.

The Times Gang Tackles Romney

The New York Times has now confirmed that it is once again in the tank for President Obama even as it was for candidate Obama four years ago. Over a period of four days beginning last Thursday, it unleashed an astounding four articles and an editorial slamming any discussion by Romney supporters of Mr. Obama’s two decade-long attendance at a church led by a virulent anti-white, anti-American minister on the grounds that such discussion raised the race and religion cards.

Hot Chocolate Leads to Cool Dialogue

Students at the University of Toronto used the cold Canadian winters as a way to promote open dialogue about Israel and educate their fellow students with a campaign they called Hot Chocolate, Hot Topic.

Rubin Reports: A Sentence by the State Department Sentences The World to Disaster

If ever I've seen a single sentence that spells disaster in the Middle East, this is it:“`People say things in a campaign and then when they get elected they actually have to govern,’ [U.S. State Department] spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.”

Ron Paul Halts Campaign, Keeps Delegates

U.S. Rep. Ron Paul has effectively given up his presidential campaign but will not give up his delegates to Mitt Romney. Paul, a Texas Republican,...

Shop-A-Fada Counters Calls to Boycott Israeli Goods

Shop-A-Fada, a play on the violent Palestinian intifada, was launched Monday. It encourages the public to counter anti-Israel boycotts with the purchase of merchandise...

North Carolina Bans Gay Marriage

North Carolina approved a constitutional amendment on Tuesday defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman, eliminating the possibility of same-sex...

German Cartoon Riots: Clubs, Bottles, and Stones

After releasing all but two of the Salafists responsible for the brawl on May 5th, the Interior Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, Ralf Jäger, cast blame on the democratic -- and peaceful -- political party PRO NRW. He ordered police to prevent PRO NRW from displaying anti-Islam any more cartoons during the final phase of the state's regional election campaign, to be held on May 13th.

Apple To Start Massive Israel Hiring Push

In the next few weeks, Apple’s new Israeli research and development center will launch a major hiring campaign.

Northern Irish Schoolboy with Asperger Syndrome Suffered Anti-Semitic Abuse

Matthew Lough, a 14-year-old student at Carrickfergus College with Asperger syndrome, says he has suffered anti-Semitic abuse and was attacked physically following a History...

EU Boycotts UK Company for Dealing with Israel

The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement and the European Coordination of Committees and Associations for Palestine (ECCP) boasted a successful campaign and praised the EU on Tuesday for deciding not to renew a contract with the world’s largest security solutions company, because it also does business with Israeli prisons and security services.

Both Religious Zionist Knesset Factions Celebrate the Mimouna; Ketzele: We Run Together or I...

Hundreds of activists who had arrived to celebrate the Mimouna applauded the MKs announcements that there was no other option for their two factions but to run a united list in the next Knesset elections. MK Yaakov Katz (Ketzele) repeated his earlier announcement that if the two factions do not run as one, he would remove himself from the campaign.

Santorum Quits

Former Senator Rick Santorum, who was trailing Candidate Mitt Romney in delegates and had very little hope of catching up to him in the...

Campaign Rhetoric

For those of us with an abiding concern that a reelected Barack Obama, free of the fear of the dynamics of another political campaign, will revert back to his full-court press against Israel to make a deal with the Palestinians – even at substantial cost to its national and security interests – the president’s widely reported overheard comment the other day to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev was anything but reassuring.

Backlash Against Inclusion of BDS in Israel Day Parade

A major backlash against a UJA-Federation and Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) decision to permit groups encouraging Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel...

Tuesday’s Senate Vote Amid Accusations of Neo-Nazism and General Nastiness

Following the resignation of bribery plagued Senator Carl Kruger, voters in Sheepshead Bay, Brighton Beach, Gravesend, Mill Basin and Midwood, are choosing his successor. Both candidates, Democrat Lewis Fidler and Republican David Storobin, have not discussed the issues so much as exchanged wild and nasty accusations regarding Storobin's affiliations with… neo-Nazis.

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