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Posted: Thu, 07/30/2009 - 23:00 | Political Insider
Friday, July 31st, 2009 They’re longtime journalistic rivals, and now the Washington Post and the New York Times are slugging it out on the question of President Barak Obama’s demand for a complete Israeli settlements freeze.
Posted: Thu, 07/30/2009 - 23:00 | Political Insider
Friday, July 31st, 2009 This just in from the Jerusalem Post: President Barack Obama’s failure to name a special envoy on anti-Semitism “raises questions about the importance the new administration attaches to the fight against anti-Semitism,” according to Rafael Medoff, director of the Washington DC-based David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies.” Seriously.
Posted: Wed, 07/29/2009 - 23:00 | Political Insider
Thursday, July 30th, 2009 The other day I was struck by a couple of lines in a Ha’aretz story about ongoing U.S.-Israel talks over Washington’s demand for a settlements freeze – a debate that could ease a little with today’s report that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is freezing some construction in East Jerusalem. The most interesting line in the story was this: “The settlement issue has given rise to the worst public tensions between Israel and its closest ally in nearly two decades.”
Posted: Wed, 07/29/2009 - 23:00 | Political Insider
Thursday, July 30th, 2009 The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has always been out front in using new technologies to tell the story of what happened to the Jews in World War II. And it has for several years been a leader in trying to focus world attention on the continuing genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan, in the belief that one important way to honor the slaughtered Jews of the Holocaust is to prevent genocide in today’s world.
Posted: Wed, 07/29/2009 - 23:00 | Political Insider
Thursday, July 30th, 2009 Jewish groups that claim President Obama has been too hard on Israel on the issue of West Bank settlements will be happy with today’s Washington Post editorial, which  argues his emphasis on the issue could be “self defeating.”
Posted: Tue, 07/28/2009 - 23:00 | Political Insider
Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 In the craziest-idea-of-the-month sweepstakes,, this one can’t help but come up a winner. Writing in Newsweek, Gregory Levey suggests replacing U.S. special Mideast envoy with – are you ready for this – former President George W. Bush.