High Holidays Over, Obama And Clinton Throw Big Bashes To Woo Jewish Donors

With the High Holidays over, the Clinton and Obama presidential campaigns are stepping up their competition for cash from the nation's elite and well-connected Jewish Democratic donor community.

In the 2008 White House race, all the major Democratic candidates are steadfast supporters of Israel. But donors for whom Israel is their threshold issue want to assess who has the strongest commitment. Both campaigns have Mideast advisers and circulate policy papers recapping their views and voting records in support of Israel.

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