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Posted: Mon, 11/24/2014 - 20:05 | Posted by: Douglas Bloomfield | Political Insider

Chuck Hagel's nomination to be secretary of defense two years ago was met with considerable angst on the part of many friends of Israel. His resignation today was met with regret, especially at the Israeli Defense Ministry.

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon called him "a true friend of Israel" who made "large and significant" contributions to the two nations' security ties. 

That's a far cry from the initial response to nomination of the maverick former Republican senator from Nebraska. 

Posted: Sun, 11/23/2014 - 10:09 | Posted by: Douglas Bloomfield | Political Insider

The likelihood of a nuclear agreement with Iran grows increasingly unlikely, and whose fault is that?

The Jews and the Republicans, according to the chief of staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Major General Hassan Firouzabadi as reported by Iran's FARS news agency.

Posted: Thu, 11/20/2014 - 21:37 | Posted by: Douglas Bloomfield | Political Insider

Michelle Bachmann is one of those Republican firebrands who will keep Hispanics voting in the Democratic column for a long time.

Posted: Thu, 11/13/2014 - 13:04 | Posted by: Douglas Bloomfield | Political Insider

The old saying that goes: Those who know don’t say. Those who say don’t know.

It is a fitting response to all the public speculation about what will come out of the Iranian nuclear negotiations that are supposed to be completed by November 24.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as gone into overdrive in messages to leaders trying to hammer out a deal with Tehran: the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China, German and the European Union.

Posted: Wed, 11/12/2014 - 13:37 | Posted by: Douglas Bloomfield | Political Insider

We've been hearing it for more than 13 years, and the story is still making the rounds.  The latest comes from an American-educated Saudi professor, Dr. Sami S. Habib.  In an interview with Saudi Arabia's Iqraa TV last month he said Israel was not only responsible for 9/11 but also for " all the crises of the Arab and Muslim world." 

"It's all part of a Zionist plot "to divide the already divided Arab world," he revealed, according to translations of the interview by the Middle East Media Research Institute.