Submitted by Douglas Bloomfield on Thu, 01/02/2014 - 12:39
If reports are accurate that Benjamin Netanyahu plans to condition acceptance of the Kerry guidelines for peace on release of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard, it will only serve to reinforce the image of a prime minister intent on finding excuses to avoid peace.
Submitted by Douglas Bloomfield on Wed, 01/01/2014 - 20:23
Secretary of State John Kerry began the New Year by flying to the Middle East in another attempt to push the reluctant negotiators closer to an agreement. This time he is said to be bringing a bridging proposal to help narrow the gaps on the critical final status issues.
Submitted by Douglas Bloomfield on Thu, 12/26/2013 - 20:29
When I hear senators say they want to enact harsh new anti-Iran sanctions that the administration says can do more harm than good to the nuclear negotiations I am reminded of the angry parent who tells a child that the spanking he’s about to get “hurts me more than it hurts you, but it’s for your own good.”
A bipartisan group of senators wants to enact a tough new sanctions bill that the administration says is unnecessary and could potentially scuttle the sensitive negotiations.
Submitted by Douglas Bloomfield on Tue, 12/24/2013 - 14:14
Maybe Santa Claus is white, as Faux News claims, but Jesus was no Palestinian regardless of what Mahmoud Abbas claims. Don't forget the Palestinian Authority president is the same historical revisionist whose doctoral dissertation claimed the Holocaust was a conspiracy between the Nazis and the Zionists.
Submitted by Douglas Bloomfield on Thu, 12/19/2013 - 17:30
The Congress finally passed and sent to the President this week a bipartisan two-year budget bill intended to prevent a repeat of October's government shutdown that sent the Republican brand plunging into the subbasement.
The Tea Partiers are outraged, even to the point of branding Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) a "tax-and-spend" liberal.
While the House GOP leadership backed the budget compromise, the Senate Republican leaders were in full retreat, scared that the tea partiers would seek revenge on him.
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