Monthly Archives: May 2009

The Narrow Visions of Dick Cheney and Benny Morris

by James M. Wall                                             This is a quick visit into the thinking of two men, Dick Cheney and Benny … Continue reading

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Between Netanyahu and Obama, The NYT Picks Fear of Amalek

By James M. Wall         Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu  came to Washington with one thing on his mind: Attack Iran.  President Obama was not buying it.  His focus was on a two-state solution for Israel and the … Continue reading

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Obama Is The “tough-loving, truth-telling friend” Israel Needs

by James M. Wall                 Early in my writing career, I received a personal note from a well-known writer which so boosted my morale that fifty years later, his note remains deeply embedded … Continue reading

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EFCA Could Lose: We Need Frances Perkins Today

by James M. Wall Your reading assignment for today combines New Deal history with a current news story.  The book is by Kirstin Downey, The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life of Frances Perkins, FDR’s Secretary of Labor and His … Continue reading

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The Pope Skips Gaza: “I was in prison and you visited me not”

by James M. Wall                A friend writes from Bethlehem:          His Holiness will arrive in Jordan at the end of this week, then cross the river to Israel-Palestine and spend a … Continue reading

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“Congress is Israeli-Occupied Territory”; You Got a Problem With That?

by James M. Wall   Update from final day of AIPAC Conference May 5 Speeches on the final day brought some surprising speeches.  Go to the internet and click the following for Phil Weiss’ coverage of speeches by Vice President … Continue reading

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