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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Celebrated by Saban Forum

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Celebrated by Saban Forum
During her remarks, Clinton went into depth about her most recent experiences in the region, including the fighting between Israel and Hamas during operation Pillar of Defense. She also touched on a broad range of subjects including the deep cooperation between Israeli and American leaders, preventing a nuclear-armed Iran, and the potential for a lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
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Obama's Favorability Continues to Rise Among Israeli Jews

The Brookings Institution and the University of Maryland conducted a poll of Israeli Jews and found that President Barack Obama's favorability now sits at 62 percent. Last year's survey found that Obama's favorability was at 54 percent. Further, this year's survey found that Obama passed German Chancellor Angela Merkel as the most admired foreign leader.
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Israeli Ambassador Oren Thanks Obama for Iron Dome

Last Wednesday, Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren thanked President Barack Obama and the United States government for their support for Israel and the Iron Dome missile defense system. In his op-ed, Oren said that the development of the Iron Dome is a "metaphor" for the US-Israel relationship since the early 1990's.
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Second Debate Further Clarifies the Jewish Values Choice

Tonight, President Obama showed that he stands with the Jewish community on a wide range of issues from keeping America safe and fighting for economic justice to protecting a woman's right to choose and supporting legislation like the DREAM Act," said David Harris, President and CEO of NJDC. "Once again, Governor Mitt Romney demonstrated in tonight's debate that his views are completely out of step with the values of Jewish voters. In so many cases, the right-wing policies of the Romney/Ryan ticket are exactly the opposite of the views of a vast majority of of Jewish voters.
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In Debate Romney Out Of Touch With Jewish Voters and the Truth

(NJDC) During last night's presidential debate, Republican nominee Mitt Romney demonstrated once again the grand scale on which he is out of touch with the values of most American Jews. Romney used the night to continue peddling Republican policies-including on health care and other important domestic issues-that most Jewish voters simply do not support.
In addition, Think Progress noted that Romney rattled off
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GOP Convention, Night 2: Repelling the American Jewish Vote

Despite all claims to the contrary, meeting on the second night of its shortened convention in Tampa, the GOP appeared tonight to be doing everything possible to drive away every last American Jewish voter who might be watching. National Jewish Democratic Council President and CEO David A. Harris noted:
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Romney's Foreign Policy: Don't Agree With Obama on Anything

Over the course of his presidential run, presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney has made some outlandish comment on foreign policy, including that he would "do the opposite" of President Barack Obama on Israel, and that Russia is the United States' "number one geopolitical foe." Romney has earned condemnations from multiple public officials for his statements, including from Vice President Joe Biden and former Republican Secretary of State Colin Powell. In addition, the Los Angeles Times found last month that despite his heated rhetoric, Romney has yet to offer any specifics of what he would do differently than Obama-especially on Iran.
Now, Romney's policies have been examined by Fred Kaplan, a noted foreign policy expert and writer for Slate. Kaplan's judgment? That "Romney doesn't seem to understand - nor do some of his advisers - the extent to which the world has changed since the end of the Cold War," and that his "statements on foreign policy range from vague to ill-informed to downright dangerous."
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