Category Archives: Media

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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John Kerry: Unfiltered In His Own Words

by James M. Wall John Kerry took the unusual step of agreeing to a November 6, Jerusalem television interview with two reporters, an Israeli and a Palestinian. He did so in order to send a public message to Israeli Prime … Continue reading

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Netanyahu and Obama Seek “The Truth”

by James M. Wall Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the United States this week, vowing to expose “the truth” about Iran. The exposure vow from Netanyahu was just the opening barrage in what is expected to be a … Continue reading

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Peaceful Pause Delivers “Stunning” News

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Kerry Stumbles Into a Peace “Bully” Role

by James M. Wall Nicola Nasser, a blogger from Bir Zeit, Palestine, has delivered a stinging rebuke to John Kerry on the eve of the meetings with the U.S., Israeli and Palestinian negotiators. Nasser’s blog,  allarabi. exposed a “new tactic” in Kerry’s … Continue reading

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