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Posted: Sun, 04/26/2015 - 11:20 | Posted by: Douglas Bloomfield | Political Insider

President Obama marked the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide this week by once again carefully avoiding the use of the G word, afraid of offending our volatile  and unreliable Turkish ally.  Seven years ago candidate Obama, like his Democratic opponent, Sen. Hillary Clinton, pledged support for legislation to memorializing the 1915 slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire as genocide.

Posted: Fri, 04/24/2015 - 22:53 | Posted by: Douglas Bloomfield | Political Insider

Who would have predicted it:  AIPAC is opposing an amendment in the Senate proposed by none other than its idol, Benjamin Netanyahu. 

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. 

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