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Posted: Wed, 07/27/2016 - 00:15 | Posted by: Douglas Bloomfield | Political Insider

The first question you have to ask about the trove of some 20,000 emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee is "who benefits?"

A.   Donald Trump and the Republicans

B.    Vladimir Putin and the Russians

C.   All of the Above

The correct answer is "C."

Posted: Fri, 07/22/2016 - 13:15 | Posted by: Douglas Bloomfield | Political Insider

Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, Hillary Clinton's apparent choice for running mate, has close relations with the Jewish community in his state and a solid record of support for Israel and on domestic and foreign policy issues. 

Posted: Thu, 07/21/2016 - 00:29 | Posted by: Douglas Bloomfield | Political Insider

GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, who has been praised in the Anglo-Jewish and Israeli media as a strong supporter of the Jewish state, declared "America stands with Israel" to loud cheers from the convention floor, but didn't expand on the topic.  

Posted: Thu, 07/14/2016 - 15:15 | Posted by: Douglas Bloomfield | Political Insider

Mike Pence's pro-Israel credentials are more in line with the GOP's religious right and evangelical base than with the overwhelming majority of American Jews. 

The Indiana governor, who Donald Trump is expected to pick as his running-mate, is a genuine right wing ideologue and has the record to prove it. That should help Trump among arch-conservatives and some in the GOP establishment  who consider Trump too volatile and unreliable.

Posted: Sat, 07/09/2016 - 13:00 | Posted by: Douglas Bloomfield | Political Insider

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dropped his threat to wait for the next president to make a better offer on a 10-year military aid bill if the Obama administration doesn't meet his demands.

That's the word from officials at the White House, the Congress and the Israeli government. 

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