US Presidential race

Reality bites on electoral influence

By Gilbert Kahn, November 15, 2012

Election 2012 may well turn out to be historic for American Jews, but in many ways the results are ones about which Jews have been in denial.


Bibi's backing for Romney could cause him trouble now

By Jonathan Cummings, November 8, 2012

Until Monday evening, Benjamin Netanyahu’s election guru Arthur Finkelstein was reassuring the Prime Minister’s inner circle that he would be writing a congratulatory note to President Romney. While not a fatal miscalculation, Mr Netanyahu’s strong backing for the losing candidate in the US elections could cause him some trouble in the coming months.


New York has a quiet election

By Jennifer Lipman, November 8, 2012

The comments of one New Yorker seemed to tell a large part of the election story this week: “Four years ago when Obama won, it was crazy here,” she said. “Now, not so much.”

Indeed, walking around Manhattan, you could have been forgiven for not knowing there was an election on.


Jewish America sticks with Obama

By Anna Sheinman, November 7, 2012

The Jewish vote remained firmly with Obama in this election, with early exit polls showing 69 per cent of the Jewish electorate voting Democrat, 30 per cent voting Republican, and one per cent for other candidates.


Barbra Streisand: choose Obama

By Anna Sheinman, November 2, 2012

Barbra Streisand and The National Jewish Democratic Council team up to explain why Obama should be the choice of the Jewish people.


Could the kosher vote really decide the American election?

By Dan Friedman, November 1, 2012

The biggest storm in the US in at least a century has afforded President Barack Obama the opportunity to look serious and presidential, and has given Governor Mitt Romney some unopposed campaign time.

As the vote draws near and the two campaigns retain lawyers to spar in the event of a tie, the minuscule number of Jewish voters in the swing states have become ever more important.


Uncertain future

November 1, 2012

By Wednesday morning we will know who is to be the next President of the USA. The race for the popular vote is tight; the Electoral College may be anything but. Whatever the outcome, it is likely that there will be a change of direction in US foreign policy (and not just because, whoever wins, Hillary Clinton’s retirement means that there will be a new Secretary of State).


Romney wants Egypt and Palestinian Authority to work hard to receive aid

By Stefan Frank, October 25, 2012

If he is elected, US presidential candidate Mitt Romney will ensure that the Egyptian government and the Palestinian Authority will work harder to keep the millions of dollars in aid handed to them every year by the US, according to his senior adviser on foreign policy and national security, Walid Phares.


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.


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.”