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Posted: Wed, 07/22/2009 - 00:00 | Political Insider
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 Is the Obama administration starting to think about policy for meeting the challenge of an Iran that has already gone nuclear? In an interview this week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton suggested the United States would extend a defense umbrella “over the region” if  Iran does  develop nuclear weapons (read a VOA news report on her comments here).
Posted: Mon, 07/20/2009 - 00:00 | Political Insider
Monday, July 20th, 2009 It’s not happy reading, but studying it should be a mandatory assignment for  every Jewish activist. Steven Windmueller’s  paper on The Unfolding Economic Crisis: Its Devastating Implications for American Jewry, lays out a crisis that will continue to impact the Jewish communal world for many years even if the economic downturn ends soon.
Posted: Mon, 07/20/2009 - 00:00 | Political Insider
Monday, July 20th, 2009 Okay, I’d resolved not to blog about J Street for a while, since every time I do it takes days to sort through the angry email, but I just have to ask again: what is it about this group that drives people so batty?
Posted: Fri, 07/17/2009 - 12:30 | Political Insider

White House Jewish outreach on steroids

Pretty much every Jewish reporter was focused this week on President Barack Obama’s meeting with 16 Jewish leaders at the White House – a presidential performance described as masterful even by some participants uneasy about his evolving Middle East policies and his determination to speak bluntly to Israel about issues such as settlements (read the Jewish Week story on the meeting here).

Posted: Fri, 07/17/2009 - 12:29 | Political Insider

Here’s the good news for the ADL and other Jewish groups that have fought for it for than a decade: the Senate today passed a new hate crimes bill expanding coverage of existing statutes to include, among others, gays and lesbians. The House already passed the measure.

Posted: Fri, 07/17/2009 - 00:00 | Political Insider
Friday, July 17th, 2009 Here’s the good news for the ADL and other Jewish groups that have fought for it for than a decade: the Senate today passed a new hate crimes bill expanding coverage of existing statutes to include, among others, gays and lesbians. The House already passed the measure.