Sarah Palin

  • JCER’s newest project, post-schlep

    The latest entrant in the Jewish newspaper ad wars is the Jewish Council for Education and Research. The group that came up with “The Great Schlep” is making a $30,000-40,000 ad buy in three Jewish newspapers over the next couple weeks – all six localized editions of the Jewish Journal in South Florida, as well… 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 ▸

  • Political tidbits: Schlep talk, Coleman pulls negative ads

    Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) says Yom Kippur convinced him to withdraw all his negative ads in his race against Al Franken. The New York Times looks at Andy Martin, the “man behind the whispers about Obama” who has a trail of anti-Jewish comments in his past. Newsweek says Sarah Palin is costing John McCain Jewish… More ▸

  • Is Sarah Palin Jewish? UPDATED

    The short answer is, probably not. You might have seen the genealogies circulating on the net – here’s one – claiming she’s a descendant of one Schmuel Sheigam, a Lithuanian Jew. I’ve run the info past folks at the National Archives. A search of immigration records shows no Sheigam – or Sheeran, as the Ellis… More ▸

  • Get me rewrite: New Israel question needed

    Israel popped up at the end of Tuesday night’s town hall-style debate, when one audience member asked: “If, despite your best diplomatic efforts, Iran attacks Israel, would you be willing to commit U.S. troops in support and defense of Israel? Or would you wait on approval from the U.N. Security Council?” With all due respect… More ▸

  • Alaska. Iran.

    Get the connection? Umm, winter sports? Check. (Iran has some killer ski slopes, I hear.) Indigenous religious beliefs tied to the apocalypse? Okay. Crazed political leaders anticipating the demise of the United States? And forming a mutual admiration society? Whoa. In fairness, the Salon story on the Alaska Independence Party’s oddball founder Joe Vogler and… More ▸

  • Political tidbits: Silverman talks about the “schlep,” new ads and more

    Sarah Silverman talks to the New York Times about her video for “The Great Schlep.” The National Jewish Democratic Council’s new advertisement deals with energy independence, while the Republican Jewish Coalition’s latest is about Obama’s statement that he would meet with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad “without preconditions.” Newsweek’s Michael Isikoff reveals that Barack Obama’s campaign… More ▸