- Retired Marine Gen. James Jones is the leading candidate to be Barack Obama’s national security adviser, reports ABC News and others.
- Former AIPACer Steve Rosen, still awaiting trial, doesn’t appear to be a fan of Jones, calling him harshly critical of Israel and noting this article in Haaretz about a report he wrote taking Israel to task.
- Obama has been getting advice from Bush I national security adviser Brent Scowcroft, whose realist foreign policy views make him unpopular in some pro-Israel circles.
- Will a possibly more conservative Republican Party be able to attract Jews? The Jerusalem Post’s Hilary Leila Krieger talks to some political scientists about that.
- Rahm Emanuel is more "dovish" on the Israeli-Palestinian issue than he has been portrayed, writes Nathan Guttman in the Forward.
- A Mormon American Jewish Congress official who publicly backed Proposition 8 in California (the gay marriage ban) is getting heat from California Jews, reports the Forward.
- The Jewish Council for Public Affairs congratulates Obama and looks forward to working with the president-elect to build a "nation where all people and communities are respected and strengthened."
- It’s down to 136 votes between Al Franken and Norm Coleman in Minnesota, with almost half the ballots recounted.
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