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Posted: Sat, 08/22/2015 - 12:49 | Political Insider

Humorist Andy Borowtz didn't mention The Donald by name but it's clear who he had in mind in his New Yorker blog today:

Posted: Fri, 08/21/2015 - 16:06 | Political Insider

The bitter and divisive battle being led by Bibi Netanyahu will likely fail to block the Iran nuclear agreement but it could well succeed in doing what the Iranians and the Arabs only dreamed of:  irreparable damage to Israel and to the American Jewish community.

Much of the community leadership here is marching in lock-step behind Netanyahu and his Republican allies, leaving far behind a rank and file that doesn’t share their opposition to the deal or their vehement disdain for President Barack Obama.

Posted: Thu, 08/20/2015 - 08:45 | Political Insider

More than two dozen prominent Jewish community figures signed an ad in today's New York Times urging Congress to support the Iran nuclear deal.

Posted: Thu, 08/06/2015 - 16:07 | Political Insider

Benjamin Netanyahu’s reaction to the firebombing of a Palestinian home that killed a toddler and severely burned his brother and parents was swift, sincere and strong.

Right after visiting the survivors in the intensive care ward and ordering an intensified search for those responsible, he declared his government had “zero tolerance” for such attacks, widely believed to be the work of Jewish extremists.  “We are determined to vigorously fight manifestations of hate, fanaticism and terrorism from whatever side.”

Posted: Wed, 07/29/2015 - 23:46 | Political Insider

Prime Minister Netanyahu has unswervingly – and correctly -- insisted that the Iranian nuclear threat is a global problem and should not be allowed to be portrayed as an Israeli issue.  Shifting the focus to Israel would be harmful to the Jewish state and undermine the campaign to de-nuke the ayatollahs, he said.

Good advice.  So why didn’t he take it? 

Posted: Mon, 07/27/2015 - 23:40 | Political Insider

AIPAC, which is spending upwards of $20 million to block the Iranian nuclear deal, is not about to take no for an answer. 

Whatever the outcome of the vote in September on the agreement, AIPAC isn't going to drop its bread-and-butter issue.  Not even throttle back.