Category Archives: Media

Palestinian Children Have No Iron Dome

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PCUSA Divests from Occupation Support Firms

by James M. Wall Ten years after the start of their divestment campaign against Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land and people, the Presbyterian Church (USA) anti-occupation forces have finally removed that denomination’s funds from the occupation. In their 221st biennial General Assembly Friday, … Continue reading

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What the Pope Did Not Say

by James M. Wall It is what the Pope did not say that should disturb the world. The Turkish World Bulletin’s New Desk  points to crucial words missing from his Holy Land Papal trip May 25-26: “Although the Pope has prayed at … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Tapes

by James M. Wall UPDATED: Tuesday, April 29 Two tapes have surfaced in recent days. Thereby hangs a modern tale of the “best of times and the worst of times”. It is a bit of a stretch to use Charles Dickens to … Continue reading

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Will Abbas be Followed by Dahlan or Barghouti?

by James M. Wall The headline on a New York Times story sounded innocent enough: Palestinians Criticize Abbas for Public Fatah Feud at Delicate Time Diplomatically. This is not an innocent story. It is a Times hasbara presentation that pretends to be “about” criticism … Continue reading

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Northeastern Joins Zionist BDS Campus Attacks

by James M. Wall Forget about the so-called Peace Process, which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues to use as a cover for Israel’s territorial incursions into Palestinian Occupied Territories. Start worrying, instead, about Zionist incursions into American universities. Truthdig … Continue reading

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Does The IDF Target Palestinian Soccer Players?

by James M. Wall Two Palestinian youth soccer players were shot and badly wounded near a check point in the Palestinian West Bank on January 31. Ma’an, the Palestinian news outlet, reported the shootings of Jawhar Nasser Jawhar, 19, and Adam … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Judah L. Magnes Lives On

by James M. Wall A New York Times column, A Conflict of Faith:  Devoted to Jewish Observance, but at Odds With Israel,” opens with an interview with Orthodox Jewish scholar Charles H. Manekin. In his column, Mark Oppenheimer describes Professor Manekin as a “rarity”, an apt … Continue reading

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What Ike Feared “Has Come Upon Us”

by James M. Wall On February 3, Illinois Sixth District Republican Congressman Peter Roskam introduced a bill in the U.S. Congress that would defend Israel against any criticism from U.S. academics. Roskam is responding to the December, 2013 vote of the American … Continue reading

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Congress and Israel Against Obama and Kerry; “Which Side Are You On?”

by James M. Wall This week, two intrepid American Jewish journalists, Richard Silverstein and MJ Rosenberg, reminded somnolent Americans that Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu has declared diplomatic war against the White House. It is not a new war. What is different … Continue reading

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