Jewish Journal


September 2, 2012

by Shmuel Rosner

September 2, 2012 | 8:45 am

Mitt Romney and Republican legal adviser Benjamin Ginsberg at a debate in Iowa, December 2011. (Photo: Reuters)


Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula: Fertile ground for discontent

Sarah El-Rashidi of Ahram enlists expert analysis of the geopolitical, demographic and socio-economic dynamics at play in the troublesome Sinai.


[S]olutions proposed by experts and Sinai residents include the re-trying of Bedouin accused of terrorist acts, as well as increased cooperation between Bedouin and external forces – namely Israel, the US and the Palestinians – which will involve revisiting existing security agreements.


The Tea Party’s Enemy No. 1

Allison Hoffman of Tablet Magazine takes a look at Republican election lawyer Benjamin Ginsberg, whose proposals to curb the power of the Republican masses caused a convention fracas.

A veteran of the 2000 Florida recount, as well as of most of the biggest partisan ballot fights before and since, Ginsberg made himself into a target after proposing a series of rules changes last Friday that would give the party committee the ability to amend procedures without the approval of the full convention and would grant the Republican nominee greater control over delegate selection.

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