Monthly Archives: July 2009

Bush Blessed Israel’s Assault on Gaza But the Aftermath Belongs to Obama

by James M. Wall Raise your hand if  you still believe Israel’s claim that its 23-day assault on Gaza was a necessary retaliation against Hamas for breaking a cease fire. Ok, put your hand down and listen up. Consider the … Continue reading

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After 31 Years Jack Shaheen Still Helps Us See “Reel Bad Arabs”

By James M. Wall My first encounter with Jack G. Shaheen came in the summer of 1978. He was a professor of communications at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. I was the editor of the Christian Century magazine in Chicago, Illinois. … Continue reading

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Carter and the Elders Challenge “Injustice Wherever We See It”

See Update Below by James M. Wall     Jimmy Carter is always busy, scurrying around below the line of public attention, doing what he does best, making a difference. His friends, and they are many, are always glad to … Continue reading

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A Man Kills His Parents and Begs for Mercy Because He Is an Orphan

By James M. Wall     Since its creation in 1948, the modern state of Israel has steadily stolen Palestinian land and driven Palestinians from their homes, cities and villages. Nothing has been done to halt Israel’s steady march to … Continue reading

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