TIMES OF ISRAEL
Florida’s DeSantis to GOP Jews: ‘Judea and Samaria is not occupied, but disputed’
November 20, 2022
Addressing Jewish Republicans on Saturday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said the West Bank was “not occupied territory” but rather a disputed area that is a historical homeland to Jews, as he talked up his Israel bona fides amid mounting challenges to Donald Trump’s control of the party. DeSantis was a star attraction at this weekend’s Republican Jewish Coalition conference in Las Vegas, where he delivered a 25-minute speech on Saturday night while Trump was relegated to a less desirable timeslot and only appeared via video…DeSantis is seen as one of the leading challengers to Trump, aiming to take the reins of the party and make a run for the White House in 2024. READ MORE
JNS The RJC leadership meetings grabbed headlines, and gave its members much to chew on Republican contenders made their case to the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas, as the organization draws lessons from the midterms. A Fox News poll showed Republicans grabbed 33% of the Jewish vote in the midterms, and the RJC claimed 45% of Floridian Jews voted for the GOP.