US Presidential race

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.


Could William Kristol stop Trump?

By Robert Philpot, May 12, 2016

Ever since he cast his very first vote, William Kristol has checked the box next to the name of the Republican party's presidential candidate.


Sanders under fire for saying 10,000 Palestinians killed in 2014 Gaza war

By Josh Jackman, April 7, 2016

US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has been criticised for saying that more than 10,000 Palestinian civilians were killed in the 2014 Gaza conflict.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry estimated that 761 civilians died during the hostilities, while the Gaza Health Ministry put the number at 1,617.


Could Al Franken be Clinton’s Trump card?

By Robert Philpot, April 7, 2016

With the - albeit unintentional - exception of Dan Quayle, few US vice-presidential candidates are chosen with the expectation that they will provide the electorate with much in the way of amusement.


Simple. Punchy. Donald stunned them

By Bernard Hughes, March 23, 2016

I arrived at the Aipac policy conference not knowing what was in store. Travelling to Washington, all I knew was that I was to be one of approximately 18,700 delegates converging on the US capital to celebrate the US-Israel relationship.

What I saw was perhaps the most perfectly orchestrated political event I have ever attended.


Trump casts his spell over Aipac

By Michael Goldfarb, March 23, 2016

He came, he saw, he stroked. Donald Trump, front runner for the Republican nomination for president of the United States, addressed Aipac's annual policy conference in Washington DC on Monday.

Those who expected the controversy that has dogged Mr Trump throughout his campaign to follow him here were disappointed. He knew his audience and gave them what they wanted.


Trump warns about ‘people from the Middle East’ after Brussels attack

By Josh Jackman, March 22, 2016

Presidential candidate Donald Trump has said the US should be “extremely careful about people from the Middle East coming into our country” after the terrorist attacks in Brussels by Daesh.


American rabbis plan to boycott Donald Trump

By Josh Jackman, March 17, 2016

Rabbis are planning to protest a speech by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a conference organised by a leading pro-Israel lobby.

Mr Trump, his party’s frontrunner in the race for the nomination, will give a speech to around 18,000 attendees at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual conference in Washington DC.


Trump's date with Aipac is a dilemma

By Robert Philpot, March 17, 2016

Appearing before the Republican Jewish Committee in December, Donald Trump boasted of his hitherto-unknown diplomatic skills and pledged to bring a swift end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. "I could bring the two sides together.