Category Archives: Middle East Politics

After Deal Palestine Turns To UN For Statehood

by James M. Wall Iran and six world powers (including the U.S.) have reached an unexpected political agreement for a final Iran nuclear deal. Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif broke the news on April 2, with a twitter message that … Continue reading

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Bibi Wins with Racism and Revoked Promise

by James M. Wall Reality crashed down on those who had hoped the March 17 Knesset elections might lead to a more moderate future Israeli leadership. The election returns brought the news, Benjamin Netanyahu had won again. He won in large part … 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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Bibi “Skip It” List Included Senator Warren

by James M. Wall Senator Elizabeth Warren (D:Mass) did not attend Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Tuesday morning speech to Congress. A possible 2016 presidential candidate, Warren was the highest profile senator to join the list of senators and representatives who were no-shows. In … Continue reading

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At War With Those “Who Have Perverted Islam”

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Obama “Preacher In Chief” at Prayer Breakfast

by James M. Wall President Obama’s speech at the 2015 National Prayer Breakfast February 5, was not a speech. It was a sermon. “Those fortunate to see the speech witnessed President Obama as Preacher in Chief.” This critique was rendered … Continue reading

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Barack to Bibi: Stop “Meddling” In Our Politics

by James M. Wall On Monday morning, January 12, U.S. President Barack Obama spoke by telephone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. An unidentified senior American official said that Obama warned Netanyahu “not to meddle in the battle” Obama was … Continue reading

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The Smells of Gaza and New Jersey

by James M. Wall Richard Ford’s latest novel, Let Me Be Frank With You, begins when Frank Bascombe drives into a suburb of Haddam, a New Jersey town recently destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.  Frank had been a real estate salesman in the community. … Continue reading

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“A Taboo on Telling the Truth About Palestine”

By James M. Wall Psalm 2:3 is sung in George Frideric Handel’s Messiah before the arrival of the triumphant Hallelujah chorus, when audiences rise to their feet, following the tradition set by England’s King George II at the Oratorio’s first London performance. Handel’s Sacred … Continue reading

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