In an interview with the New York Daily News, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton discussed her views on Israel, claiming she will show strong support for the Jewish state. There were, however, episodes in her past that raise questions as to how she will treat Israel if elected president.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced he will not add his name to the candidates for the Democratic nomination in the current race for the White House since he claims that, by doing so, he would strengthen Donald Trump.
In his most recent statement on the issue, US presidential candidate Ted Cruz reiterated his strong support for Israel and rejected comments by supporter Mike Bickle, an evangelical pastor, that Hitler was a “hunter” sent by God to force the Jewish people to accept Jesus as their savior.
Jewish commentators were quick to weigh in on Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders’ New Hampshire win on Wednesday, which made him the first American-Jewish candidate ever to win a primary. Some fear anti-Semites will use the opportunity to voice and spread their hate.
In 2016 Jews are once again embedded in this political drama of electing a new national leader. Twelve principles of American Jewish political practice are introduced here as a way to provide a roadmap to understand the nature and character of the Jewish community in this election year…
If Bernie Sanders defeats Hillary Clinton to win the Democratic nomination, he’ll be the first Jewish presidential nominee of a major political party. But when it comes to his views on Israel, some Jewish Democrats are scratching their heads in confusion.