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Posted: Tue, 11/17/2009 - 01:00 | Political Insider
Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 A new Pew Research Center poll has some interesting findings for advocates of expanding access to government funds for religious groups that provide health and social service programs, including the major Orthodox groups (Jewish “defense” organizations like the ADL generally oppose such programs). According to the new survey, 69 percent of Americans say they support allowing such “charitable choice” schemes, with only 25 percent opposing.
Posted: Mon, 11/16/2009 - 12:06 | Political Insider

Early this month the Orthodox Union applauded the introduction of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 2009, but I'm guessing its pragmatic man in Washington, Nathan Diament, isn't buying tickets for the new embassy's opening ceremony.

Posted: Mon, 11/16/2009 - 01:00 | Political Insider
Monday, November 16th, 2009 Early this month the Orthodox Union applauded the introduction of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 2009, but I’m guessing its pragmatic man in Washington, Nathan Diament, isn’t buying tickets for the new embassy’s opening ceremony.
Posted: Wed, 11/11/2009 - 15:41 | Political Insider

Like most other analysts, I'm still trying to figure out the real meaning of Monday's Obama-Netanyahu tete a tete and the bizarre events leading up to it, including the fact the administration reportedly wouldn't agree to a meeting until Obama was in the air.

In a Jewish Week story posted yesterday I cited the views of a number of analysts, but  there are still a lot of unanswered questions.

Posted: Wed, 11/11/2009 - 01:00 | Political Insider
Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 Like most other analysts, I’m still trying to figure out the real meaning of Monday’s Obama-Netanyahu tete a tete and the bizarre events leading up to it, including the fact the administration reportedly wouldn’t agree to a meeting until Obama was in the air. In a Jewish Week story posted yesterday I cited the views of a number of analysts, but  there are still a lot of unanswered questions.
Posted: Wed, 11/11/2009 - 01:00 | Political Insider
Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 A fascinating  story in today’s New York Times about the battle raging in Britain over a government-funded Jewish school’s admission policies.