Why American Jews Are Wary of Bernie Sanders

Given Bernie Sanders’s performance at the Iowa caucuses, and his high poll numbers in New Hampshire, it seems possible that he could be the first Jew to be nominated for the presidency by a major political party. Yet, notes Shmuel Rosner, surveys suggest that Jewish Democrats are significantly less likely than Democrats in general to want Sanders to win. He conjectures as to why that might be:

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More about: American Jewry, American politics, Bernie Sanders, Democrats, Ilhan Omar

How Israel Helped Win the Cold War

Oct. 20 2020

When Harry Truman announced that he was inclined to recognize the fledgling Jewish state, George C. Marshall and other eminent foreign-policy advisers urged him not to, arguing that the new country would be a severe liability to American interests—a way of thinking that persists to this day. But, to the contrary, Israel has proved itself time and again to be an invaluable ally. Joshua Muravchik describes some of its important contributions to fighting the cold war:

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More about: Cold War, Mossad, U.S. Foreign policy, US-Israel relations