Presidential Election Moments from the Moment Archives
Gorilovskaya, Nonna, Moment
In Moment's inaugural issue, Rabbi Harold Schulweis fretted about the "rise of Jewish conservatism." The year was 1975, but talk of impending political realignment of the overwhelmingly Democratic Jewish community has not abated. Looking back at Moment's coverage of American presidential campaigns, it is clear that this is not the only discussion topic that remains fixed. Every four years--like clockwork--presidential candidates have confronted accusations of bias, indifference and ignorance about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; distanced themselves from surrogates suspected of anti-Semitism; and expressed unwavering support for the Jewish state.
The answer to what is best for Israel, however, has undergone a fundamental transformation. In a 1992 article for Moment, Bill Clinton, who as president would …
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Publication information: Article title: Presidential Election Moments from the Moment Archives. Contributors: Gorilovskaya, Nonna - Author. Magazine title: Moment. Volume: 33. Issue: 5 Publication date: September-October 2008. Page number: 28+. © 2009 Moment Magazine. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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