Monthly Archives: June 2010

Israeli “Agents” Infiltrate Presbyterian General Assembly

by James M. Wall Four professors–two from Vanderbilt, one from Auburn Theological Seminary, and one from Syracuse University–have burst on the national scene as strong opponents of a Middle East Study Commission resolution which will be presented to the Presbyterian … Continue reading

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Israel Creates Facts to Shape Flotilla Campaign Media Coverage

by James M. Wall Correct picture captions below. Israel’s government continues to believe it can win the Flotilla Campaign by shaping news coverage of its next attack on non violent humanitarian ships. Two flotillas are ready to sail from Lebanon … Continue reading

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Will Presbyterians Be Duped by Anti-BDS Hasbara Warriors?

by James M. Wall Before delegates to the 219th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church meet in Minneapolis, July 3-10, they must ask themselves: Will we be duped by Israel’s Anti-BDS Hasbara Warriors or do we listen to our Presbyterian … Continue reading

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Obama Backs Israeli “Kangaroo Court” Search For Justice at Sea

by James M. Wall President Obama has endorsed Israel’s decision to investigate its own navy’s May 31 attack on the Turkish ship, Mavi Marmara. The Associated Press reports “The White House has backed Israel’s internal investigation, calling it ‘an important … Continue reading

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Liberal PEPs Trash Helen Thomas While Ignoring Flotilla Deaths

by James M. Wall A Lebanese-American journalist, a few months shy of her 90th birthday, nearing the end of a distinguished journalism career, makes a few irrational comments during a Jewish Heritage Week event at the White House. She was … Continue reading

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Four Voices on Israel’s Assault: Friedman, Avnery, Atwood, Kerry

by James M. Wall New York Times columnist Tom Friedman began his Sunday column (June 6) with a vintage Friedman response to the murderous Israeli assault on the Mavi Marmara. The assault that lead to the deaths of nine men on … Continue reading

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NYT Flotilla Spin Mentions, Then Omits Name of US Citizen Dogan

By James M. Wall Scroll down for two Updates In its Thursday afternoon internet coverage of Israel’s murderous attack on the Gaza-bound Flotilla, the New York Times spins its story with praise for Israel’s openness to change. In the story, … Continue reading

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