Israel mentioned 31 times in CNN Debate; Israel Counter now at 123

Israel Counter up to 123 in the 13 GOP main events (12 Debates+NH Forum) after 31 mentions during last night’s CNN debate. “Israel” or “Israeli” was mentioned 12 times by Trump, 8 by Rubio, 6 by Cruz and 5 by Kasich. There was no mention during the previous Fox debate.

 

GOP Events Times Last Debate Total
Trump 11 17 12 29
Cruz 13 22 6 28
Rubio 13 13 8 21
Kasich 13 5 5 10
13 candidates that dropped out n/a 35 n/a 35

 

GOP Events Times
Huckabee 7 6 out
Carson 11 4 out
Fiorina 8 4 out
Pataki 5 4 out
Jindal 5 4 out
Bush 10 3 out
Paul 7 3 out
Christie 9 2 out
Graham 5 2 out
Walker 3 2 out
Santorum 8 1 out
Gilmore 2 0 out
Perry 2 0 out

*Events: Debates+NH Forum

Israel mentioned 43 times in “Israel” CNN Debate; Israel Counter now at 92

Israel Counter up to 92 in the 11 GOP main events (Debates+NH Forum) after a record 43 mentions during this debate. In this CNN debate “Israel” or “Israeli” was mentioned 17 times by Cruz, 15 by Trump, 5 by Rubio, 3 by Kasich and 3 by Carson.

GOP Events Times Last Debate Total
Cruz      11         5           17                22
Trump  9          2           15                17
Rubio    11        8             5                13
Kasich  11        2              3                 5
Carson 11         1             3                  4

GOP Events Times
Huckabee 7 6 out
Fiorina 8 4 out
Pataki 5 4 out
Jindal 5 4 out
Bush 10 3 out
Paul 7 3 out
Christie 9 2 out
Graham 5 2 out
Walker 3 2 out
Santorum 8 1 out
Gilmore 2 0 out
Perry 2 0 out
*Events: Debates+NH Forum

Israel Counter up to 46

Israel Counter up to 46 in GOP Debates+NH Forum compared to one mention in the four on the Democratic Party side (Debates+SC Forum). Overall Israel was mentioned four times, one each, by four candidates during the the Fox Business Debate.

GOP Events Times
Huckabee6 6
Cruz 7 5
Rubio 7 5
Fiorina 7 4
Paul 7 3
Bush 7 3
Kasich 7 2
Christie7 2
Trump 6 2
Santorum7 1
Carson 7 1
Gilmore 1 0
Pataki 5 4 out
Jindal 5 4 out
Graham 5 2 out
Walker 3 2 out
Perry 2 0 out
*Events: Debates+NH Forum

Dem Events Times
Clinton 4 0
O’Malley4 0
Sanders 4 0
Webb 1 1 out
Chafee 1 0 out
*Events: Debates+SC Forum

Israel Counter in GOP Debates at 42

Israel Counter up to 42 in GOP Debates+NH Forum compared to one mention in the two on the Democrat side (Debate+SC Forum). Overall Israel was mentioned four times, one each, by four candidates during the CNN Debate.

GOP Events Times
Huckabee 5 5
Cruz 6 5
Rubio 6 4
Fiorina 6 4
Pataki 5 4
Paul 6 3
Bush 6 2
Kasich 6 2
Christie 6 2
Graham 5 2
Trump 5 2
Santorum 6 1
Carson 6 0
Gilmore 1 0
Jindal 5 4 out
Walker 3 2 out
Perry 2 0 out

Dem Events Times
Clinton 3 0
O’Malley 3 0
Sanders 3 0
Webb 1 1 out
Chafee 1 0 out

Israel Counter in GOP Debates/Forums: 38

Israel Counter up to 38 in GOP Debates/Forums compared to one mention in the two on the Democrat side (Debate+Forum). Overall Israel was mentioned six times by four candidates during the Fox Business Debate.

A few quotes:

Rubio – “We have a president who treats the prime minister of Israel with less respect than the Ayatollah.”

Trump – “Walls work – ask Israel”

Kasich – “U,S, has no better ally in the world than Israel”

Cruz – “Under Clinton’s leadership we abandoned our ally Israel”

GOP Events Times
Cruz 5 5
Rubio 5 4
Fiorina 5 4
Jindal 5 4
Paul 5 3
Huckabee 4 3
Pataki 4 3
Bush 5 2
Kasich 5 2
Christie 5 2
Graham 4 2
Santorum 5 1
Trump 4 1
Carson 5 0
Gilmore 1 0
Walker 3 2 out
Perry 2 0 out
Dem Events Times
Clinton 2 0
O’Malley 2 0
Sanders 2 0
Webb 1 1 out
Chafee 1 0 out

Israel Counter in GOP Debates/Forums: 32

Israel Counter up to 32 in GOP Debates/Forums compared to 1 mention in the single Democrat Debate.

Pataki was only candidate to discuss Israel in event #4, mentioning their federal agency cyber security program. It was expected that a debate focused on the economy and hosted by CNBC would not be Israel oriented. Trump spoke out against the Iran deal again. Graham, as usual, also focused a lot on foreign policy.

GOP Events Times
Fiorina 4 4
Cruz 4 4
Jindal 4 4
Huckabee 3 3
Paul 4 3
Pataki 4 3
Bush 4 2
Christie 4 2
Graham 4 2
Rubio 4 1
Kasich 4 1
Santorum 4 1
Trump 3 0
Carson 4 0
Gilmore 1 0
Walker 3 2 out
Perry 2 0 out
Dem Events Times
Clinton 1 0
O’Malley 1 0
Sanders 1 0
Webb 1 1 out
Chafee 1 0 out