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Posted: Sat, 06/28/2014 - 13:30 | Political Insider

Secretary of State John Kerry may be disappointed to see his Mideast peace envoy, Martin Indyk, leaving, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is delighted.

Posted: Thu, 06/26/2014 - 17:26 | Political Insider

When is a kidnapping more than a kidnapping?  When politicians and others exploit a tragedy to further their agendas. It can also be an opportunity to repair damaged relations between Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

All of Israel wants to see the three teenagers-- --Gilad Shaer, Eyal Yifrah and Naftali Fraenkel --  kidnapped near Hebron two weeks ago returned safely to their families, and the government and security forces are devoting enormous energy to that task.

Posted: Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:33 | Political Insider

After weeks of delay and excuses, the last of Syria’s known stocks of chemical weapons have been shipped out of the country for destruction abroad, according to the U.N. monitoring organization, the New York Times reported today.

Posted: Mon, 06/16/2014 - 11:14 | Political Insider

It appears the marriage between the two leading Palestinian factions may be on the rocks even before it had a chance to be consummated.

Behind the break-up is the Palestinian Authority’s condemnation of the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers, believed to be the work of Hamas, and the cooperation of PA and Israeli security forces in the search for the boys.

Posted: Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:42 | Political Insider

 

As the Obama administration was trying to resuscitate Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in late 2010, Republican Rep. Eric Cantor met privately with Benjamin Netanyahu in a New York hotel room with an unprecedented offer:  the incoming majority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives offered to side with the prime minister of Israel against the President of the United States on critical foreign policy issues.

Posted: Sun, 06/08/2014 - 20:18 | Political Insider

The only Jewish Republican in the U.S. Congress -- and the man who wants to be the first Jewish Speaker of the House -- is facing an unusual primary challenge to hang on to his seat in Tuesday's Virginia primary.

If Rep. Eric Cantor, 51, the House majority leader, wins on Tuesday he becomes a leading candidate to succeed Speaker John Boehner if the Ohio congressman is defeated either in November by constituents or by colleagues in the GOP caucus who say he isn't conservative enough for their tastes.