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In “Colin Powell with clout,” Paul noted Diana West’s column on Richard Jones, the new United States ambassador to Israel, who appears to be a State Department Arabist in a mold we thought had become obsolete. Reader Sean Mahan points out that Debbie Schlussel first picked up one of the pertinent details in a post last month: “New U.S. envoy to Israel named dog after Saudi Arabia.” Schlussel in turn relied on a Washington Post backgrounder on Jones by Robin Wright: “New envoy to Israel is used to duty in hot spots.”

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