US Presidential race

Writer helped Michelle Obama find her voice

By Rosa Doherty and Josh Jackman, July 28, 2016

The Jewish speechwriter behind Michelle Obama's address to the Democratic National Convention has revealed how she penned the emotional address.

Sarah Hurwitz has worked with Mrs Obama for nearly seven years.

The speech the First Lady delivered on Monday night was hailed as a high point of this week's convention and sent her popularity soaring.


Trump's warning signs for Israel

By Azriel Bermant, July 28, 2016

In an interview with the New York Times last Thursday, Donald Trump remarked that he would not automatically give support to vulnerable members of Nato in the event of a Russian attack.

The implication is that the United States cannot risk its involvement in a dangerous war with Russia to protect distant allies if there is little at stake for the American people.


Trump right hand man is fan of Israel

By Josh Jackman, July 21, 2016

The Republican candidate for vice-president has a long history of supporting Israel.

Donald Trump chose Indiana governor Mike Pence to be his running mate ahead of the Republican National Convention on Monday.

Under Mr Pence's leadership, Indiana passed a law that required the state to actively avoid doing any business with companies which boycott, divest from or sanction Israel.

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Bernie Sanders backs Hillary Clinton

By JC Reporter, July 12, 2016

Bernie Sanders has endorsed his former rival, Hillary Clinton, in her campaign to become US president.

The Jewish Democrat and former presidential candidate announced his support for Mrs Clinton as they appeared together at a campaign event in New Hampshire.


Trump deletes Magen David tweet accusing Clinton of corruption

By Josh Jackman, July 3, 2016

Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican Party presidential candidate, has tweeted a Magen David containing the words “Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!” next to a picture of Hillary Clinton.

The graphic, which also included a background of $100 bills, was prefaced by the words “Crooked Hillary - - Makes History!”


The great Trump test

By Robert Philpot, June 23, 2016

In April 1965, a group of disillusioned New York liberal intellectuals published the first edition of The Public Interest. Mainly Jewish, they shared what one of their number, the sociologist Nathan Glazer, termed "an allergy toward Communist oppression" and a loathing for the "increasing radicalisation, increasing vituperation, increasing disaffection with the country and its institutions".


Orthodox son-in-law acts as peacemaker

By Robert Philpot, June 23, 2016

As his self-congratulatory Tweets in the wake of the Orlando shootings and wild insinuations that President Obama is some form of Muslim Manchurian candidate have once again demonstrated, Donald Trump uncut is not a particularly pretty sight.

Even after he became the frontrunner for the Republican party's presidential nomination earlier this year, the billionaire has seldom adopted the tone a


Sanders' legacy in jeopardy as he vows to fight on

By Robert Philpot, June 9, 2016

History will undoubtedly record the odyssey that has been Bernie Sanders' improbable quest for this year's Democratic presidential nomination.

On the day he launched his campaign, in May 2015, the left-wing firebrand trailed Hillary Clinton by more than 50 points.


Push for Trump trip to Israel stays on ice

By Anshel Pfeffer, May 26, 2016

Despite attempts by supporters of Donald Trump to persuade the presumptive Republican presidential candidate to visit Israel before the US elections, it remains unclear whether the trip will go ahead.

A scheduled visit in December 2015 was cancelled in the wake of Mr Trump's call to prevent Muslims from entering the US.


William Kristol labelled 'renegade Jew' over backing for anti-Trump bid

By Josh Jackman, May 16, 2016

Prominent US conservative William Kristol has been called a “Renegade Jew” for supporting an independent bid for the presidency to stop presumptive Republican candidate Donald Trump from winning the election in November.