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Posted: Tue, 04/14/2009 - 00:00 | Political Insider
Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 James Besser in Washington
Posted: Tue, 03/31/2009 - 00:00 | Political Insider
Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 James Besser in Washington This has to be one of the most jarring headlines in recent memory. “54% of public dissatisfied with new government,” the online version of Ha’aretz  blared in its Wednesday morning edition (read the story here).
Posted: Mon, 03/30/2009 - 00:00 | Political Insider
Monday, March 30th, 2009 James Besser in Washington What is about J Street, the pro-peace process lobby and political action committee, that has the leaders of major Jewish groups in such a snit? I’ve had calls from three of them in the past two weeks, complaining about the new kid on the pro-Israel block; even some liberal Jewish leaders are joining the anti-J Street chorus.
Posted: Fri, 03/27/2009 - 00:00 | Political Insider
Friday, March 27th, 2009 James Besser in Washington Pro-Israel groups are in PR high gear, trying to spin the incoming Israel government as not a problem for a peace process -minded Obama administration.
Posted: Thu, 03/26/2009 - 00:00 | Political Insider
Thursday, March 26th, 2009 James Besser in Washington Reading Gary Rosenblatt’s interesting column about the film Waiting for Armageddon, I was struck by how much we don’t know about the beliefs and motives of the evangelical Christians who ardently support Israel.
Posted: Wed, 03/25/2009 - 00:00 | Political Insider
Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 James Besser in Washington There was plenty of Mideast news this week, starting with the dramatic decision by Labor Party leader Ehud Barak (this Barak v. Barack business is going to hard on journalists who trust their spell checkers)  to join a new government led by Likud’s Benjamin Netanyahu.  But you’d never know it by listening to President Barack Obama’s prime-time press conference last night.