Review of the Year (2005) in the United States: National Affairs

By Richard T. Foltin

American Jewish Committee (AJC), Jewish Publication Society (JPS), 2005

National security, foreign policy, the economy and social issues all appeared in the 2004 election. The nation's political parties sought the right mix of messages that might appeal to a Jewish electorate that, though small, was more likely to vote and contribute money than other groups, and that was concentrated in a handful of closely contested states with many electoral votes. Debate continued as to whether the U.S. government encroached too far on civil liberties in the fight against terrorism. The "charitable choice" debate also continued, questioning whether the government should provide funds for social services provided by religious institutions.

Topic: Elections, Shoah, Politics, Refugees, Holocaust, Interfaith Relations, Political Behavior, Soviet Jewry, Immigration, Religion and State, Education, International Relief/Aid, Voting, Terrorism, US-Israel Relations

Name of Publication: American Jewish Year Book

Editor: Grossman, Lawrence , Singer, David

Volume/Issue: Vol. 105

Page Number(s): 125-157

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Foltin, Richard T. Review of the Year (2005) in the United States: National Affairs. American Jewish Year Book. American Jewish Committee (AJC),Jewish Publication Society (JPS). 2005: 125-157.


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