US Presidential race

Romney running mate Paul Ryan committed to Israel's security

By Jennifer Lipman, August 13, 2012

The man picked to run for the White House alongside Republican hopeful Mitt Romney has stated that the US has "no better friend in the Middle East than the nation of Israel".

Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin congressman named as Mr Romney's running mate, is a committed Catholic and considered to have solidly conservative views.


Romney donor Adelson sues Jewish Democrats

By Jennifer Lipman, August 9, 2012

The US casino magnate Sheldon Adelson is suing the umbrella organisation for Jewish Democrats because he claims it defamed him.


For Romney, Israel is a film set to impress Christian voters

By Nathan Jeffay, August 2, 2012

“You are good,” the smartly dressed organiser at Mitt Romney’s Jerusalem breakfast told guests on Monday morning as she let them in. What this meant was: you were one of the select few invited to the function; you hold an American passport; and you have paid $25,000 for your seat.


Romney upsets Palestinians with Jerusalem embassy remark

By Jennifer Lipman, July 30, 2012

Mitt Romney has angered Palestinians with his hint that he will recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital should he win November's presidential election.


Obama to visit Israel if he wins second term in White House

By Jennifer Lipman, July 24, 2012

President Obama will visit Israel if he is elected for four more years.

The pledge was made by his senior aide Colin Kahl in a conversation with journalists on Monday.

"We can expect him to visit Israel in a second term, should he be re-elected," said Mr Kahl, the president's campaign spokesman on the Middle East.


Democrats withdraw complaints against Sheldon Adelson

By Ted Merwin, July 19, 2012

In the wake of complaints by law professor Alan Dershowitz and others, the National Jewish Democratic Council has abruptly withdrawn a petition calling on Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to refuse “tainted money” from the world’s 16th richest man, Sheldon Adelson.


Jewish woman hoping to challenge Obama and Romney

By Jennifer Lipman, July 16, 2012

A Jewish woman is hoping to win support from voters across the United States in her bid to be the country's next president.

Jill Stein, the nominee for the Green Party, faces an uphill battle, given that political support in the US tends to be split between the two main parties.


Jewish Republicans and Democrats fight over Adelson donations

By Jennifer Lipman, July 10, 2012

A row has broken out between Jewish supporters of America's rival political parties after the president of an umbrella organisation for Jewish Democrats called for Mitt Romney to stop accepting funds from a wealthy Jewish Republican donor.


Romney heading to Israel as race against Obama heats up

By Benjamin Lazarus, July 3, 2012

The Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney will visit Israel in the coming weeks to meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The two first met in 1976 when they both worked for The Boston Consulting Group, and have remained friendly since.


Gingrich says goodbye, thanks Sheldon Adelson

By Jennifer Lipman, May 3, 2012

Newt Gingrich has thanked his main campaign donors after announcing his exit from the Republican presidential primary race.

Mr Gingrich paid tribute to Sheldon and Miriam Adelson, who gave an estimated $20 million to a political action committee that supported the former House Speaker.