Bill Pascrell

The Congressman and the Imam

Democrat’s Support for Radical Cleric Emerges As Issue in House Race

New Jersey Democratic congressman Bill Pascrell is under fire for supporting a Muslim cleric who was convicted in Israel of having ties to the terror group Hamas and who believes Israel’s creation was “the greatest disaster which occurred on the face of the Earth.”

Democrats Purge Pro-Israel Congressman

NJ Rep. Steve Rothman loses to Rep. Bill Pascrell in ethnic proxy fight over Israel

A stalwart Democratic defender of Israel lost his congressional primary bid Tuesday against a fellow Democratic lawmaker whose Arab supporters leveled charges of dual loyalty.

Jersey Roar

Democratic House primary turns into ethnic proxy war over Israel

A Democratic primary race in northern New Jersey has devolved into a highly competitive proxy war over Israel, pitting the state’s pro-Israel community against a growing constituency of Arab voters who have accused a sitting congressman of putting Israel’s interests before America’s.

Shmuley 2012

Obama’s failed Israel policy inspires celebrity rabbi to run for Congress

Superstar Rabbi Shmuley Boteach thinks President Obama’s principal foreign policy failing is that “he doesn’t hate evil.”

A Not-So-Ringing Endorsement

Pascrell, under fire, flaunts endorsement from activist with checkered past

David Steiner, a New Jersey real estate mogul and a former president of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee who was forced out of the organization, recently embraced Rep. Bill Pascrell (D., N.J.), who is locked in a primary battle with fellow Democrat Steve Rothman.
Pascrell has taken heat in recent weeks for his association with Aref Assaf, a prominent Arab-American who accused the state’s Jewish voters—and by proxy, Rothman—of being more loyal to Israel than America.

District Nine Denial

Pascrell surrogate denies importance of dual loyalty slur

New Jersey Democrat Bill Pascrell has no intention of distancing himself from a prominent Arab-American supporter who accused the state’s Jewish community—as well as his Democratic primary challenger, Rep. Steve Rothman—of being more loyal to Israel than America. Earlier today, Pascrell surrogate Herb Klein, a former member of Congress, called the controversy a non-issue.