Political Points: Obama’s ecumenism, Romney-Paul alliance, why vote Israel?


OBAMA’S MULTIFAITH PITCH: In his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama cites Jesus, Judaism and Islam in making the case that the rich should pay more in taxes.

ROMNEY-PAUL ALLIANCE: While they may have big policy differences, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul are friendly with one another, and have worked together to establish a political relationship that is mutually beneficial, The Washington Post reports.

FLORIDA’S ECLECTIC JEWS: Haaretz’s Natasha Mozgovaya met a diverse cast of Jewish characters while covering the Florida GOP primary.


DON’T VOTE ISRAEL: Political scientist Brent Sasley argues that it doesn’t make sense for Jews to vote for president based on Israel-related issues.

OBAMA’S CATHOLIC PROBLEM: Commentary’s Jonathan Tobin writes that a recent Obama administration decision that angered the Catholic Church could “come back to haunt” the president on Election Day.

BROOKLYN BRAWL: A Jewish Republican state senate candidate is condemning his Jewish Democratic opponent for alleging that he has “neo-Nazi ties” based on some of his controversial writings that were linked to by white supremacist websites.

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