Political Points: Perry’s Iran attack blessing, Troy to Team Romney, Stiller sours


PERRY’S GREEN LIGHT: Rick Perry said that as president he’d support Israel if it launched a strike on Ira’s nuclear program.

TROY ENLISTS WITH ROMNEY: Former White House Jewish liaison Tevi Troy signed on as a special adviser to the Romney campaign.

CANTOR THREAT: A Tennessee man was arrested for allegedly threatening House majority leader Rep. Eric Cantor and his family.

‘JEW DOWN’ IN TEXAS: State Rep. Larry Taylor, leader of the Texas House Republicans, reportedly used the phrase “Jew down,” before quickly acknowledging “That’s probably a bad term.”

STILLER’S DASHED HOPES: Actor Ben Stiller is disappointed in President Obama’s performance.

DIVIDED WE STAND: Haaretz’s Chemi Shalev writes that the fight over the ADL-AJC unity pledge highlights “the Jewish community’s state of utter disunion as it approaches the 2012 presidential campaign.”

FORWARD 50 AND POLITICS: This year’s Forward 50 list of influential American Jews is out, and it includes the following politicos and inside-the-Beltway types: Reps. Gabrielle Giffords, Eric Cantor, Debbie Wasserman Schultz; Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel; The Israel Project’s Jennifer Laszlo-Mizrahi, The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin, The Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol, and avid Twitter user Anthony Weiner.

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