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Posted: Thu, 04/22/2010 - 08:44 | Political Insider

 Here's some more news Jewish leaders don't want to hear.

Posted: Wed, 04/21/2010 - 09:27 | Political Insider

I've always regarded Aaron David Miller as one of the smartest, most thoughtful U.S. peace processors. Since he left the State Department a few years back, he's been one of my favorite analysts for the simple reason that his take on the Middle East doesn't flow from hardened ideology but from long experience and a willingness to constantly reevaluate old assumptions.

Call most Middle East analysts about the crisis du jour, and you know in advance what they're going to say; calling Miller often produces interesting journalistic surprises.

Posted: Tue, 04/20/2010 - 08:51 | Political Insider

I had several calls in the past few days expressing emotions ranging from anxiety to rage because of the Obama administration's rumored Middle East peace plan. And that made me wonder about how the other side – and J Street, in particular – will respond to the inevitable firestorm from mainstream pro-Israel groups when and if a plan is unveiled.

Posted: Mon, 04/19/2010 - 12:17 | Political Insider

 I post this pretty much without comment, except to say that the group “Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership” is reportedly supporting the protest.

Okay, one comment: “Totalitarian socialism?” And these guys are armed?

Posted: Mon, 04/19/2010 - 10:03 | Political Insider

With talk continuing about a possible U.S. Mideast peace proposal, the Washington Post's Jackson Diehl has a thought provoking analysis suggesting this is exactly the wrong policy for the current situation.

Posted: Thu, 04/15/2010 - 15:44 | Political Insider

Does this sound like a partisan hit or what?