Monthly Archives: December 2010

Behind a 30-Foot Prison Wall, “Merry Christmas” Becomes a Media Lie

by James M. Wall If you relied on your local newspaper to tell you how things went in Bethlehem this Christmas season, don’t believe what you read. Newspapers across America relied heavily on an Associated Press story to inform their … Continue reading

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The “Little Town of Bethlehem” Still Waits for Its Stolen Democracy

By James M. Wall A new Palestinian parliament was elected in the Occupied Territories on January 25, 2006.  One month from this Christmas, Palestinians should have been celebrating the fifth anniversary of that democratic, internationally-monitored, election. There will be no … Continue reading

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Humiliating Israeli Rejection Leads to Further US Diplomatic Isolation

by James M. Wall Leave it to linguist Noam Chomsky to provide a precise description of President Obama’s latest diplomatic failure. Washington’s pathetic capitulation to Israel while pleading for a meaningless three-month freeze on settlement expansion—excluding Arab East Jerusalem—should go … Continue reading

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Could Israel Be Using Wikileaks to Prepare US for Air Strike Against Iran?

by James M. Wall Could Israel be using Wikileaks to prepare the US for an Israeli air strike against Iran? This nation is moving toward a repeat of the US rush to invade Iraq in 2003. Mass media coverage of … Continue reading

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