Team Obama has launched a last-minute bid to court Jewish voters in the once reliably Democratic stronghold of South Florida, according to observers on the ground.
A prominent Saudi Arabian religious cleric declared that the Holocaust is an “exaggeration” and that Jewish people consume the blood of children during a wide-ranging interview with an Arabic television station.
Obama for America officials urged Philadelphia-area Jews to sign up for the campaign and to tout Obama’s record on Israel to friends and family during a political rally Monday night at Congregation Keneseth Israel in Elkins Park, a Philadelphia suburb.
Typically liberal Jewish voters appear to be souring on President Obama, according to a recent poll conducted by a left-leaning Jewish social values organization.
A growing controversy over an appearance by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) at a liberal Miami synagogue has fractured South Florida’s large Jewish community and spawned concern that multiple area synagogues are jeopardizing their non-profit status by engaging in blatant pro-Obama advocacy.
A group of pro-Palestinian students at Florida Atlantic University are targeting Jewish students for “eviction” from their dorms as part of a guerrilla campaign meant to bring attention to the Palestinian cause.
President Obama’s view of Israel was sharply influenced by Rabbi Arnold Wolf, a key member of a cadre of liberal rabbis and Jewish activists who blamed Israel for the failure to achieve peace in the Middle East and urged negotiations with the Palestinian Liberation Organization while it carried out terrorist operations.