Yael Kaner grew up in a left-leaning home in Massachusetts during the 1960s and 1970s. “I was brought up Democratic. That was my family’s tradition,” says Kaner, who is 57 and moved to Israel from Baltimore in 2011. But as Kaner became more religious, she “took a hard right.” It was in the 1990s, during the Clinton presidency, that she became a devoted Republican.
“I think it was the day that Bimbo No. 5 came up. I went to the phone book, looked up Republican, and wrote checks to every organization I could find!” says Kaner, who lives in Ma’ale Adumim, a mega-settlement next to Jerusalem. Kaner has voted Republican in every US presidential election since, and plans to vote for the GOP nominee, Donald Trump, in November. FULL REPORT