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Posted: Tue, 03/09/2010 - 19:09 | Political Insider

 Some things in life are predictable – like the fact that every time a top U.S. official travels to Israel, the government in Jerusalem will announce some decision on settlement construction or East Jerusalem housing that angers the visiting Americans.

Posted: Mon, 03/08/2010 - 11:08 | Political Insider

Politicians in both parties talk a tough game on Iran sanctions, but their toughness quickly evaporates when sanctions collide with corporate profits – as they inevitably do.

Posted: Fri, 03/05/2010 - 13:12 | Political Insider

In the stories-that-never-die department, the House Foreign Affairs Committee, under the stewardship of Rep. Howard Berman (D-Calif.), has passed a resolution acknowledging the Armenian Genocide of 1915.

In more than two decades of covering the Jewish scene in Washington, I've found this to be one of the most durable stories, returning every few years with different actors but much the same script, with Jewish groups playing bit parts, although some of the main players think they should be stars.

Posted: Thu, 03/04/2010 - 12:05 | Political Insider

This just in: Rep. Sandy Levin (D-Mich) will replace Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) as chair of the powerful House House Ways and Means Committee, according to a New York Times news flash.

Posted: Mon, 03/01/2010 - 12:27 | Political Insider

Over at the Jerusalem Post, blogger Shmuel Rosner has a provocative analysis of last week's Gallup Poll, which shows that support for Israel is at a 19 year high among the American public – but which also a widening gap between Democrats and Republicans on the

Posted: Thu, 02/25/2010 - 14:23 | Political Insider

The AP reported today that the Obama administration is unhappy about Israel's designation of the Cave of the Patriarchs and the tomb of Rachel as “national heritage sites,”  which comes amid a “flurry” of U.S. diplomatic activity in the region.

Pardon me while I yawn.