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Posted: Thu, 04/16/2009 - 23:00 | Political Insider
Friday, April 17th, 2009 The cherry blossoms have come and gone, which means it must be spring meeting season for Jewish groups. Next week it’s the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, which has a star-studded program for its annual “Consultation on Conscience.” As usual, the focus will be on domestic and social social justice issues, with a strong focus this year on the impact of the global economic downturn and its economic implications.
Posted: Mon, 04/13/2009 - 23:00 | Political Insider
Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 James Besser in Washington
Posted: Mon, 03/30/2009 - 23:00 | 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: Sun, 03/29/2009 - 23:00 | 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: Thu, 03/26/2009 - 23:00 | 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: Wed, 03/25/2009 - 23:00 | 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.