Political Insider
Posted: Thu, 04/23/2015 - 15:32 | Posted by: Douglas Bloomfield | Political Insider

Senate Republicans and the White House reached a bipartisan compromise on giving the Congress a stronger voice on the approval of any nuclear agreement with Iran.  Just because they’ve agreed on terms for the debate doesn’t improve the chances for approval have increased.

Posted: Sun, 04/19/2015 - 20:18 | Posted by: Douglas Bloomfield | Political Insider

That could be the headline when Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to announce he is appointing convicted felon Aryeh Deri to be his Minister of the Interior. 

In 1999, Deri, the leader of the ultra-Orthodox Shas party, was convicted of bribery, fraud and breach of trust while he was Minister of the Interior between 1988 and 1993.  He served two years of a three-year sentence.

Posted: Sun, 04/12/2015 - 13:39 | Posted by: Douglas Bloomfield | Political Insider

Bibi Netanyahu seems to be of two minds about the nuclear agreement being negotiated with the Iranians.

Without knowing all the details because they remain to be worked out, he has already declared it a bad deal and he, his ambassador and AIPAC have been lobbying the Congress to block it.

Any deal with Tehran would be worthless, he argues persuasively, because Iranians are liars and cheats and won't keep their word. 

Posted: Sat, 04/11/2015 - 17:58 | Posted by: Douglas Bloomfield | Political Insider

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who is about to announce his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination, thinks he has come up with a clever way to sabotage any nuclear agreement with Iran, drive a wedge between Jews and Barack Obama and raise money for his campaign.

This three-birds-with-one-stone strategy is an amendment to a Senate bill intended to require congressional review of any deal with Iran.

Posted: Thu, 04/09/2015 - 17:11 | Posted by: Douglas Bloomfield | Political Insider

Jeb Bush is so anxious to position himself as the Republican presidential candidate who can bring Hispanic voters back to the party that he listed himself as Hispanic when he registered to vote in Florida in 2009.

Get The Jewish Week Newsletter