Friday, October 26, 2007

Giuliani Front-Runner Among GOP Jewish Donors

by Beth Young from The Jewish Telegraphic Agency

The former New York City mayor significantly outpaced fellow GOP hopefuls John McCain and Mitt Romney in raising money from the 60 board members of the Republican Jewish Coalition. "I think a lot of New Yorkers like his tough stand on terrorism and his tough stance with regard to Iran getting nukes," said Morrie Amitay, a former executive director of AIPAC and now a vice president at JINSA ... His tough talk on Iran also earned long applause. "I guarantee you," he said, "we will never find out what they will do with nuclear weapons because they’re not going to get them." One audience member, Jeremy Kohn, praised Giuliani for his role in returning a $10 million charitable donation to Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal. Giuliani "was the most decisive and toughest. He’s not afraid to offend people. He’s not afraid to stand up to them," Kohn said.

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