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

 

Now Is the Time for the Gulf States to Make Peace with Israel

Aug. 11 2020

In the event that Joe Biden wins the upcoming presidential elections, there is a good chance that the U.S. will revert to the Obama-era policy of realignment with Iran, and to distancing itself from traditional Middle Eastern allies like Saudi Arabia. Richard Goldberg argues that Riyadh, along with the United Arab Emirates, can buy itself some security by establishing official relations with Jerusalem:

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More about: Iran, Israel diplomacy, Israel-Arab relations, Joseph Biden, Saudi Arabia, U.S. Foreign policy, United Arab Emirates