US Presidential race

Obama and Romney talk Israel in final presidential debate

By Sahar Zivan, October 23, 2012

At last night's third presidential debate, focusing on foreign policy, both President Obama and Governor Romney took the opportunity to reaffirm their strong support for Israel.

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Seinfeld's Jason Alexander backs President Obama

By Sandy Rashty, October 19, 2012

Actor Jason Alexander has urged “old Jews” to vote for Barack Obama in the November presidential election.

The Seinfeld star has campaigned on behalf of the current president in Florida, the pivotal state.

“I’m going to talk to the old Jews – some of them think [President] Obama is not pro-Israel [but] he’s very pro-Israel. I have to bring them over from the other side.”

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Obama, Romney spar over Middle East in presidential debate

By Jennifer Lipman, October 17, 2012

The Republican presidential hopeful accused his Democratic rival of putting "daylight between the US and Israel" during a heated exchange in Tuesday night's debate.

Mitt Romney said there were questions over his opponent's "whole policy" in the Middle East, citing the situations in Syria and Egypt and the recent fatal attack on the US envoy in Libya.

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Obama supporter Sarah Silverman's campaign labelled 'sickening ' by rabbi

By Jennifer Lipman, October 15, 2012

An American Jewish comedian and outspoken Obama supporter has been attacked by a rabbi for being vulgar and using her Jewish background inappropriately.

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Romney or Obama, which President is good news for Israel?

By Jonathan Cummings and Robin Shepherd, October 14, 2012

Jonathan Cummings

Would President Mitt Romney be good news for Israel?

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Romney to challenge Obama with foreign policy speech

By Jennifer Lipman, October 4, 2012

Mitt Romney is planning to address questions over his foreign policy agenda at a speech next week.

With a month to go until the presidential election, Mr Romney will make a final push to convince the US electorate that he is the right man to succeed Barack Obama.

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Samuel L Jackson in Jewish group's pro-Obama campaign

By Jennifer Lipman, September 27, 2012

A Jewish group has joined forces with actor Samuel L Jackson in a video campaigning against Mitt Romney.

With just over a month to go before the United States votes on whether to return Democrat Barack Obama to the White House or elect Republican Mr Romney, campaigners on both sides are working hard to spread the word about their favoured candidate.

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Advert of Bibi Netanyahu

By Anna Sheinman, September 21, 2012

Advert by Secure America Now starring Benjamin Netanyahu. For the JC's article, click here .

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Netanyahu star of American advert campaign

By Anna Sheinman and Sandy Rashty, September 21, 2012

Israel’s Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu is the star of a new US advert which warns of the risk of a nuclear Iran.

The television advert, produced by independent group Secure America Now, shows edited clips of a speech the Prime Minister made last week in Jerusalem.

"The fact is that every day that passes, Iran gets closer and closer to nuclear bombs," he says.

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Romney says Palestinians 'committed to destruction of Israel'

By Anna Sheinman, September 19, 2012

Secret footage of Mitt Romney was released on Tuesday in which he describes the Palestinians as “committed to the destruction and elimination of Israel”.

The film, posted on the website of the left-leaning US magazine Mother Jones, showed Mr Romney speaking at a $50,000-a-plate private fundraiser in Florida in May.

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