Political Insider
Posted: Mon, 05/19/2008 - 00:00 | Political Insider
Monday, May 19th, 2008 Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a dropout from the GOP presidential field who said on Sunday’s “Meet the Press” that he’d love to be John McCain’s running mate, will appear at the New York dinner of the Jerusalem Reclamation Project on June 2. The organization, also known as Ateret Cohanim, is devoted to buying formerly Jewish property in and around Jerusalem’s Old City to strengthen Jewish presence there.
Posted: Thu, 05/15/2008 - 00:00 | Political Insider
Thursday, May 15th, 2008 Why is Sen. Barack Obama devoting so much time and energy trying to win over Jewish voters? On the surface, the numbers don’t add up. A majority of Jews are going to vote Democratic in November’s presidential contest no matter what; does the difference between 61 percent (what Obama scored in a recent Gallup Poll and 74 percent (what John Kerry actually won in 2004) really make that much of a difference?
Posted: Thu, 05/15/2008 - 00:00 | Political Insider
Thursday, May 15th, 2008 Is the Bush administration worried that Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s new troubles will stall their effort to make significant progress in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations before January? Don’t count on it. While most analysts in Washington believe the new corruption investigation means Israeli-Palestinian peace talks are effectively on hold for the foreseeable future, that may not be at odds with administration goals.
Posted: Fri, 05/02/2008 - 00:00 | Political Insider
Friday, May 2nd, 2008 South Carolina, the state some Christians want to see secede from the Union to become a political Garden of Eden for evangelicals, has run afoul of the American Jewish Congress. This week the group weighed in with Gov. Mark Sanford, urging him to veto a bill creating state license plates that say “I believe,” along with the image of a cross.