I know it’s early, but this surely qualifies for the finals:
“In the last few days, I’ve been getting a lot of sympathy calls, and I want to start by making it clear that no one should waste a second feeling sorry for me. For 17 years, I’ve been getting paid to do what I love most and, in a world with real problems, I’ve been absurdly lucky.” — Conan O’Brien
Tuesday, January 12th, 2010
Another poll, another bit of evidence Jews remain more liberal and more Democratic than any other religious group.
This time it’s from Gallup, which came up with the less-than-startling conclusion that 43 percent of Jews consider themselves “liberal,” with only 20 percent identifying as “conservative.”
Monday, January 11th, 2010
I’m wondering if Jewish leaders here think the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz is anti-Israel, and maybe hostile to the Jews.
Yesterday the paper editorialized that “Israel needs to rethink its Gaza strategy before it’s too late.”
The Politico's prolific Laura Rozen has an interesting and revealing item today discussing Middle East special envoy George Mitchell's interview with Charlie rose, in which he opines that Israeli-Palestinian negotiations “should last no more than two years. We hope the parties agree. Personally, I think it can be done in a shorter period of time.”
Asked about the issue of Jerusalem, Mitchell concedes that it is “very complicated, difficult, emotional on all sides.”
What tipped him off?
Thursday, January 7th, 2010
The Politico’s prolific Laura Rozen has an interesting and revealing item today discussing Middle East special envoy George Mitchell’s interview with Charlie rose, in which he opines that Israeli-Palestinian negotiations “should last no more than two years. We hope the parties agree. Personally, I think it can be done in a shorter period of time.”
Have pro-Israel groups in Washington essentially thrown in the towel when it comes to big U.S. arms sales to Arab countries? It depends on who you ask.
The issue has relevance this week because of a Ha'aretz story about growing concern in Israeli military circles about big new U.S. sales to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates of weapons like bunker-busting bombs and anti-ship missiles.
Concern, maybe. But once again pro-Israel groups in Washington, renowned for their political muscle, aren't doing much. At least publicly.