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Sundown: Romney and the Jewish Vote

Plus the problem with the new Arabic Talmud, and more

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Mitt Romney earlier this month.(Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

• Shmuel Rosner has the full skinny on how much of the Jewish vote Mitt Romney could, could not, and in fact may get. Sounds to me like 30 percent may come to be a rough threshold? [Jewish Journal Rosner’s Domain]

• Uh-oh. Looks like the introduction to the new Arabic translation of the Talmud suggests “racist and hostile perception to the non-Jews,” which sounds a little like not giving the thing proper context. [Access ADL]

• Israel, one of the world’s most pro-natalist countries, has recommended permitting gay men to have children via anonymous, married surrogates. [JTA]

• Lithuanian Nazi collaborator dies; collaborator’s supporters bury and mourn him; supporters vandalize synagogue. [Haaretz]

• The U.K. Foreign Office clarified that it sees Tel Aviv, not Jerusalem, as Israel’s capital. [JTA/Haaretz]

• John Cleese will appear in an Israeli comedy. [JTA]

There’s exactly one apt video to post after reporting that John Cleese will appear in an Israeli comedy.

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Mitt Romney’s Magic Mormon Underwear protects him from the
evils of the world including socialism, illegal immigrants, homosexuals and
taxes on his inherited wealth.  Can these
sacred garments also make it rain down enough cash for a victory in this race
since well over 90% of public offices are bought in our country by Big Money?  Drop by to discuss these mysterious tighty
whities and the role of money in politics at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/05/mitt-romneys-magic-mormon-underwear.html

    Don Bartlett says:

    I think Obama hurt him bad with

    http://zautos.com/obama-campaign-bets-big-on-auto-bailout-ads/

    Obama Campaign Bets Big on Auto Bailout Ads

    by AUTO NEWS on MAY 14, 2012

    Three months before the Republican party has even elected an opponent, the Obama campaign is going on the offensive. Three advertisements were released May 9 as part of an aggressive $25 million media blitz to gain ground in nine swing states, from New Hampshire, Iowa, and Colorado to Virginia, North Carolina, and Nevada. Nearly $10 million will be evenly split to reach voters in Ohio and Florida.

    Two of the 30-second spots hail President Obama’s decision to bail out the struggling auto industry in 2009. In the first ad, which is airing only in Ohio, autoworker Brian Slaglethanks the president for making decisions that kept his job from being eliminated. “The auto industry was crashing down, and I was scared to death,” says the young father. “I got laid off. I’m driving in [to work] this morning because of him.”

    In “Succeed,” Obama talks about the unpopular decision to intervene in the financial fiasco. “I was convinced it was the right thing to do,” Obama explains. “It was not just the million jobs at stake. It’s what built our middle class – creating products stamped with the words ‘Made in America.’” The commercial will air in battleground states Virginia, Florida, Ohio, Iowa and Colorado.

    Republican candidate Mitt Romney has answered back by saying the ads are an “attempt to distract voters from the economy.” As the former governor of Massachusetts, Romney favored a structured bankruptcy settlement for the automakers in 2009, a strategy he continues to endorse.

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Sundown: Romney and the Jewish Vote

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