Category Archives: Middle East

Isaiah 21:6: “Go Set a Watchman”

by James M. Wall Harper “Nelle” Lee, now 89, has published a second book. Her first, To Kill a Mockingbird, is considered a classic of American literature. Her second, Go Set a Watchman, arrives this week as a timely gift. It reaches readers as our … Continue reading

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UCC Says No to Occupation, Votes 80% to Divest

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Adelson’s Anti-BDS Event Links Money To Action

by James M. Wall Stanford University professor David Palumbo-Liu alerted his Salon readers to a “secret” meeting held last weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada:  If you did not know that this weekend some of the wealthiest and most powerful people in the world … Continue reading

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Bibi Coalition Echoes Groucho’s “Duck Soup”

by James M. Wall The Times of Israel, Israel’s leading right wing newspaper, can usually be counted on to lead the cheers for any Benjamin Netanyahu Israeli government. Not this time. After his recent narrow election victory Netanyahu turned to a right wing collection … Continue reading

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Bibi and 47 Senators Strike Dark Discordant Note

by James M. Wall A week before Prime Minister Netanyahu’s March 3 campaign speech to the U.S. Congress, Secretary of State John Kerry warned the Congress that the Israeli leader was up to his old tricks. Not only did the Israeli … Continue reading

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Obama Names Malley New Middle East Chief

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At War With Those “Who Have Perverted Islam”

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Good Morning America, Bibi is Coming to Town

by James M. Wall Good Morning America: Do you know who has stolen your Congress? In two weeks you could hear from one of the culprits. On March 3, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to speak to what was … Continue reading

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Pressure Grows to Delay or Drop Bibi’s Speech

by James M. Wall Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been “reaching out”, as the New York Times delicately puts it, to Democratic leaders in the U.S. Congress who were blindsided by Republican House Speaker John Boehner’s invitation to Netanyahu to address Congress March … Continue reading

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Obama to Senators: Choose U.S. Over Donors

by James M. Wall On Thursday of last week, President Barack Obama spoke to a group of Democratic senators in a private meeting during a Baltimore hotel political retreat. He asked the senators not to support a bill, drafted by Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) … Continue reading

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