US Presidential race

Why Sheldon Adelson is sticking with Newt

By Nathalie Rothschild, February 23, 2012

Two rumours are circulating around Sheldon Adelson, the Jewish Las Vegas casino magnate and publisher of pro-Netanyahu tabloid Israel Hayom. One is that he is about to pump another $10 million into Newt Gingrich's presidency bid.


Mormons sorry for posthumous baptism of Anne Frank

By Jennifer Lipman, February 22, 2012

A week after Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel condemned the Mormon Church for adding his name to a list of those who could one day be eligible for posthumous baptism, members of the religion appear to have gone a step further and baptised Anne Frank.


Republican Jewish attack ad criticised as 'dangerous'

By Jennifer Lipman, February 20, 2012

The representative body of Jewish supporters of the Democratic Party has criticised its Republican rival group for using Israel "as a partisan wedge issue".

The criticism by the National Jewish Democratic Council came in response to an advert circulated by the Republican Jewish Coalition challenging President Obama's record on Israel.


Rick Santorum's Chanucah faux pas

By Jennifer Lipman, February 10, 2012

A new kosher conundrum in the will they / won't they rollercoaster of the Republican presidential hopefuls. Did Rick Santorum really mean to send Jewish voters a card with a quote from the New Testament on?


Republicans starting to reap kosher vote, says poll

By Matthew Brooks, February 9, 2012

The stereotype of the Jewish voter as a confirmed Democrat from cradle to grave is starting to crack.


Republicans have their own take on Israel policy

By Emanuele Ottolenghi, February 2, 2012

For once, Sheldon Adelson may have thrown his money at a lost cause.

As a man whose fortune is tied to the gambling industry, he bet on the wrong horse: he and his wife recently donated $5 million each to public interest organisations established to support Newt Gingrich in his bid to win the Republican nomination.


I'm not prejudiced, some of my best friends are Mormon

By Jennifer Lipman, February 2, 2012

The hottest ticket on Broadway at the moment is a biting musical comedy called The Book of Mormon.


Romney wins Florida despite Gingrich Holocaust survivors call

By Jennifer Lipman, February 1, 2012

Mitt Romney has triumphed in the Florida primary despite a campaign attacking his treatment of Holocaust survivors.

The former Massachusetts governor achieved 46 per cent of the vote, but Florida's winner-takes-all system means he has gathered 50 more delegates ahead of summer's Republican Convention.


Gingrich attacks Romney's kosher vote ahead of Florida primary

By Jennifer Lipman, January 30, 2012

Newt Gingrich's team has found a new tactic with which to challenge Mitt Romney as the Republican frontrunners gear up for the first presidential primary in which a large number of Jewish voters have a say.


Jewish vote could swing it in Florida

By Nathalie Rothschild, January 26, 2012

As Florida prepares for the Republican primary on Tuesday, will the Jewish vote prove key to the outcome?

Steven L Abrams, Palm Beach county chairman for the Newt Gingrich campaign and an elected county commissioner, said: "In a close election like this one even a couple of per cent can make a difference."

Jews make up three per cent of the population in the Sunshine State, but because the