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  • Cheney at odds with Jews over Iran sanctions

    PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 2 (JTA) — Dick Cheney, the Republican nominee for vice president, is at odds with the Jewish community over sanctions against Iran. Containing Iran has been a top priority for the organized Jewish community, which cites Iran’s record as a major sponsor of terrorism and a potential nuclear threat to Israel and the…

  • To Jewish Republicans, it’s not about social issues

    PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 1 (JTA) — There is a reason that Republicans, when promoting their party to Jews, tend to dismiss their party’s platform as irrelevant or focus on foreign policy rather than domestic issues. As Robert Jubelirer, president pro tempore of the Pennsylvania state Senate and a delegate to the Republican National Convention here, put…

  • GOP courts Jewish vote with pro-Israel platform

    Republican leaders know their presidential candidate has to overcome the legacy of his father, former President Bush, who was viewed by many Jews as hostile to Israel. They also know that many Jews are uncomfortable with George W. Bush’s views on abortion

  • GOP courts Jewish vote with pro-Israel platform

    Republican leaders know their presidential candidate has to overcome the legacy of his father, former President Bush, who was viewed by many Jews as hostile to Israel. They also know that many Jews are uncomfortable with George W. Bush’s views on abortion

  • GOP courts Jewish vote with pro-Israel platform

    PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 1 (JTA) — Rarely in recent U.S. elections have a candidate’s views on Israel and the Middle East been a make-or-break issue for Jewish voters. It’s generally a given these days that most candidates are pro-Israel, or at least they espouse the traditional pro-Israel slogans during the campaign — support for a strong…

  • Jews in GOP say there’s no contradiction

    A member of the Republican National Committee jokes that there is a common bond between being Jewish and being Republican: Both are hard to explain to the outside world. “I’m definitely in the minority” as a Jewish Republican, says a Jewish communal activ

  • Jews in GOP say there’s no contradiction

    A member of the Republican National Committee jokes that there is a common bond between being Jewish and being Republican: Both are hard to explain to the outside world. “I’m definitely in the minority” as a Jewish Republican, says a Jewish communal activ

  • AROUND THE JEWISH WORLD New museum exhibit explores creation of Jewish identity in U.S.

    PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 8 (JTA) – Grappling with Jewish identity in America is not a late-20th-century invention. Long before there were continuity commissions and Israel Experience programs, Jews were wrestling with what it means to be an American and a Jew. In fact, ever since Jews first set foot in the New World more than three…

  • AROUND THE JEWISH WORLD Germany’s obsession with past cuts both ways for nation’s Jews

    BERLIN, Nov. 2 (JTA) – It seems ironic that Berlin is hosting a Jewish cultural festival that coincides with the anniversary of Kristallnacht, the 1938 pogrom that marked the beginning of the end of pre-war Jewish life in Germany. But then again, maybe not. As one prominent Berlin journalist says, “We didn”t only lose many…