Dispatch from Colleyville: Making Sense of the Synagogue Attack

Colleyville has attained the type of fame it had never wished for. Now etched in American Jewish collective memory alongside Pittsburgh, PA and Poway, CA, the town has become yet another reminder of the dangers still facing Jews in America, and of the fact that these dangers are on the rise.

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Jewish voters and political parties

How Republicans Talk to Jewish Supporters

There’s an easy—yet inaccurate—way to describe the current relationship between the two political parties and their Jewish voters: Democrats win Jewish votes on all issues relating to domestic affairs, including antisemitism, and they lose Jewish votes when it comes to their policy toward Israel. On the flip side, Republicans win over Jewish voters thanks to their stance on Israel, but they have a blind spot for antisemitism that works against them.

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