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  • Holocaust hype enters the elections

    Just days after an email to 75,000 Pennsylvania Jews suggested that a vote for Barack Obama could cause another Holocaust, at least two of the signatories to the letter are distancing themselves from it. This after the political operative who apparently wrote the letter was fired. The letter, paid for by the state Republican Party,… More ▸

  • Breaking the 70 percent barrier

    First a poll of Floridians and now a national poll shows Barack Obama is making significant gains among Jews. A Gallup October tracking poll found Obama leading John McCain among registered Jewish voters by a margin of 74-22 percent. Obama’s share of the vote in the monthly Gallup survey has risen five points since September… More ▸

  • Getting back to those unsolicited endorsements…

    What does it mean when a terrorist endorses a presidential candidate? It apparently depends on who’s being endorsed. The campaign to elect Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) president lashed out Wednesday at the Washington Post for a longish inside-the-paper article about an endorsement the senator received from a longtime contributor to Al Qaeda website. Quoth the… More ▸

  • Schlepping with the pro-Obama schleppers

    JTA’s Ben Harris was on the ground in Florida for “The Great Schlep.” Here’s his video report: Here’s his companion article on the senior vote in Florida, and whether race will end up being as big a factor as some observers think: ‘Schlep’ puts focus on Jewish seniors, race issue By Benjamin Harris BOCA RATON,… More ▸

  • McCain talks Palin and Jerusalem, but not Wright

    John McCain called Sarah Palin a “threat to the left-wing feminist liberal movement” and passed up an opportunity to criticize Barack Obama’s relationship with Rev. Jeremiah Wright in a “tele-town hall” with Jewish leaders and supporters Sunday morning. McCain also discussed his views on the status of Jerusalem, saying in his opening statement that “Jerusalem… More ▸

  • Trying to tie Jesse to Barack

    Jesse Jackson may have denied saying that Zionists control American foreign policy , but that didn’t stop the McCain campaign from using the remarks to attack what they called Barack Obama’ “poor” record on Israel. In a conference call with reporters on Wednesday afternoon, McCain Florida Jewish outreach campaign co-chairs Rep. Adam Hasner and Rep…. More ▸