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Posted: Wed, 05/26/2010 - 11:13 | Political Insider

Am I the only person who's really, really tired of the Fred Malek story, which resurfaces every few years when Jewish Democrats think they need some new ammo to use against their Republican foes – as if they needed any, given the fact Jews continue to vote overwhelmingly Democratic?

Okay, the guy worked for the worst anti-Semite in White House history, President Richard Nixon, and he complied when Nixon demanded a count of Jews working in the Bureau of Labor Statistics, part of Nixon's demented obsession with punishing his enemies.

Posted: Wed, 05/26/2010 - 07:03 | Political Insider

Wire services are reporting and Washington sources are confirming that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been invited to the White House for another round of meetings next week.

The invitation was due to be presented to the Prime Minister by Rahm Emanuel, the White House chief of staff who is in Israel for his son's bar mitzvah, on Wednesday.

Posted: Tue, 05/25/2010 - 17:50 | Political Insider

U.S. special Middle East Envoy George Mitchell generally shuns the limelight, but this week he was in Washington and keeping a pretty high profile.

On Monday the lead U.S. official in Israeli-Palestinian “proximity talks” offered a mildly upbeat assessment of the indirect peace talks at an event sponsored by the Jewish Primary Day School of the Nation’s Capital (JPDS-NC) at the 6th & I Historic Synagogue.

Posted: Tue, 05/25/2010 - 15:48 | Political Insider

This just in: as the Obama administration continues to dither, a group of ten Jewish groups is asking Congress to repeal the “Don't Ask Don't Tell” policy on gays in the military.

Posted: Tue, 05/25/2010 - 10:28 | Political Insider

This week's headlines alleging that Israel offered to sell nuclear weapons to the apartheid regime in South Africa in 1975, reported in a new book and a report in The Guardian, come at a particularly bad time for the Jewish state.

Posted: Mon, 05/24/2010 - 09:20 | Political Insider

Remember the 2008 election, when then-Sen. Barack Obama talked a lot about his religious faith and the Democratic Party seemed determined to show voters it could do religion as well as the Republicans?