Monthly Archives: April 2012

Methodists Face Moment of Occupation Truth

by James M. Wall The mainstream media does not know it, and far too many high steeple church folk do not want to know it. But in Tampa, Florida, this week, the General Conference of the United Methodist Church will … Continue reading

Posted in Middle East Politics, Politics in Religion, Presbyterian Church USA, Religion and politics, United Methodist Church | 8 Comments

“Throw Their Dirty, Filthy Ships Out of the Water!”

by James M. Wall “Throw Their Dirty, Filthy Ships Out of the Water!” In the 2006 movie, Amazing Grace, John Newton shouts these words at William Wilberforce, a member of Parliament who was the leader of  a 19th century fight to … Continue reading

Posted in Middle East, Middle East Politics, Movies, Religious Faith, United Methodist Church | 15 Comments

Does Israel Interfere in US Elections?

by James M. Wall Israel’s ambassador to the US, former American citizen Michael Oren, (at right) trotted out a classic Zionist strategy when he sent a letter to the New York Times  denying that Israel is “interfering” in the American presidential campaign. … Continue reading

Posted in Media, Middle East Politics, Movies, Netanyahu, Politics and Elections | 10 Comments

Gunter Grass Exposes Israel As a Nuclear Power that “Endangers” a Fragile World Peace

Fby James M. Wall A stunning new poem by German novelist Gunter Grass, has “broken the silence” on Israel as a nuclear power. Western journalists and politicians have long enforced that silence by unspoken and unwritten common agreement. The silence … Continue reading

Posted in Episcopal Church, Middle East, Middle East Politics, Netanyahu, Presbyterian Church, United Methodist Church | 17 Comments

Church Leader Tells Palestinians and Israelis “eat together and listen to each other’s stories”

by James M. Wall (New Comments Posted Below) An appalling shallowness has descended over Mainline Protestantism. Episcopalians, United Methodists and Presbyterians are actually debating how they should deal with the Israeli Occupation Martin Luther King, sitting in that Birmingham city … Continue reading

Posted in Episcopal Church, Middle East, Middle East Politics, Presbyterian Church, Religion and politics, Religious Faith, United Methodist Church | 38 Comments