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Posted: Tue, 10/13/2009 - 00:00 | Political Insider

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

For weeks rumors have circulated that the Israel Policy Forum (IPF), a pro-peace process group, was on the verge of shutting down – or merging with another organization.


This week there were reports that the group may merge with the Center for American Progress, a group that defines itself as “a think tank dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through ideas and action.”


Posted: Thu, 10/08/2009 - 14:04 | Political Insider

Special envoy George Mitchell’s latest adventure in Middle East peacemaking seems to be getting off to a typically murky start.

Posted: Tue, 10/06/2009 - 13:33 | Political Insider

Cool: last week Jewish lawmakers, pundits and partisan activists got into an involved discussion about the rules of the English language and how they apply to anything having to do with the term “holocaust,” or “Holocaust.”  Note the caps.  Who knew they were such an erudite bunch?

Posted: Mon, 10/05/2009 - 15:04 | Political Insider

The subject is strictly taboo in pro-Israel circles, but many Iran experts believe now is the time to at least start talking about containment and deterrence as a strategy


Iran continues defying the international community and gets its own nukes.

Posted: Fri, 10/02/2009 - 12:50 | Political Insider

In response to this week’s American Jewish Committee Survey of Jewish Public Opinion,  I expressed regret that while it showed growing skepticism over elements of his Mideast policy, the poll left open the question of overall Jewish support for a president who won 78 percent of the Jewish vote in last year’s election.

Today we got an answer.

Posted: Fri, 10/02/2009 - 11:03 | Political Insider

October 2nd, 2009