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March 30, 2016 12:58 am

Jewish 100, 2015: Jackson Diehl – Voices

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Jackson Diehl. Photo: Twitter.

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Jackson Diehl

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One mainstream journalist who views Israel through a realistic lens is Jackson Diehl, the deputy editorial page editor of The Washington Post.

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He has recently opined on issues central to the safety and security of Jews around the world, including the Polish government’s rightward tilt, the fallout from the U.S.-backed Iranian nuclear deal; and the absence of any real Palestinian leadership.

Earlier, at the beginning of Obama’s presidency, Diehl wrote a revealing column on the administration’s Middle East policy. In a piece titled “Abbas’ Waiting Game on Peace with Israel,” Diehl stated: “From its first days the Bush administration made it clear that the onus for change in the Middle East was on the Palestinians: Until they put an end to terrorism, established a democratic government and accepted the basic parameters for a settlement, the United States was not going to expect major concessions from Israel.

“Obama, in contrast, has repeatedly and publicly stressed the need for a West Bank settlement freeze, with no exceptions. In so doing he has shifted the focus to Israel.” 

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