Category Archives: Middle East Politics

Iran Political Fulmination Versus Diplomatic Deal

by James M. Wall Blessings upon New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof for pointing out that “fulmination” is the right word to describe opposition to the diplomatic deal President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have just reached with Iran and … Continue reading

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Thirteen Senators Who Could Make History

by James M. Wall Most U.S. media attention is focused this summer on Donald Trump and the latest outbreak of domestic violence in movie theaters. But look carefully at the internet and you will find Roland Nikles reporting for Mondoweiss on a story … Continue reading

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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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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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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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