[VIDEO BELOW] NewsMax Reports: Although the U.S. Jewish vote tends to go Democratic in presidential elections, Republicans and Herbert Hoover were the first to reach out to Jewish voters and to push to save Holocaust victims, the author of a new book says. “The relationship between Jews and the Republican Party goes back much longer than people realize and is much stronger than people realize,” author Rafael Medoff told NewsmaxTV. “During the Holocaust, President Roosevelt really abandoned the Jews in Europe. There were opportunities to rescue them that Roosevelt administration simply refused to take,” said Medoff, author of Herbert Hoover and the Jews: The Origins of the ‘Jewish Vote’ and Bipartisan Support for Israel. “By contrast, a number of leading Republicans, including former President Hoover, felt a genuine, heartfelt sympathy for the plight of the Jews who were being persecuted by the Nazis,” said Medoff.