Category Archives: Middle East Politics

“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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U.S. Arms Deal Will Increase Israel’s Kill Power

by James M. Wall In October of this year, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon came to Washington to visit with his counterpart,  U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.  He asked for visits with other U.S. leaders, including Vice President Joe Biden.  The … Continue reading

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“Dahiya” Author Eisenkott Named Next IDF Chief

1. Replace z with s in these two graphs:

The Doctrine is not well-known outside of Israel, as a cursory glance at even recent Western media reveals. For the West, General Eizenkott is just another Israeli military leader.

General Eizenkott elaborated on the doctrine in his own bellicose blood-chilling words, according to Wikipedia, that promises what happened to Dahiya in 2006, would be repeated over and over again by Israel’s occupying army:

2. Immediately following the above: a comma instead of period before We; then small-case we

“in every village from which shots were fired in the direction of Israel. We
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A Circle of Violence: Deir Yassin to Har Nof

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Updating JFK In Berlin: “Ich Bin Ein Palestinian”

by James M. Wall When President John F. Kennedy told the world on June 26, 1963. “Ich bin ein Berliner”, he was asserting his solidarity with Berliners separated by a wall.  Thomas Putnam, director of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library … Continue reading

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What Happens In Gaza After The U.S. Elections?

By James M. Wall National U.S. congressional elections come around every two years. The latest arrives Tuesday, November 4. The election will relieve U.S. television viewers of a steady diet of noxious attack ads funded, in an alarming  measure, by the … Continue reading

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U.S. Leaders: “Listen to this Irish Senator”

by James M. Wall Irish Senator Averil Power (at right) stood before the Senate of Ireland this week and offered a motion which calls for the Irish Government to: “formally recognize the State of Palestine and do everything it can at … Continue reading

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“Anti-Massacree Movement” In London

By James M. Wall Near the end of Arlo Guthrie’s classic 1967 folk tale, Alice’s Restaurant, Guthrie sings these words: “Can you imagine, three people walking in singing a bar of Alice’s Restaurant and walking out, they may think it’s an organization. … Continue reading

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Bibi Knows “where the spots formerly were”

by James M. Wall  In the Damon Runyon-inspired Guys and Dolls, a movie musical tale of “gangsters, gamblers and dolls”, Nathan Detroit (Frank Sinatra, left) descends to the sewers of New York with Big Julie, a gambler from Chicago. Big Julie … Continue reading

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From Sykes-Picot to “Degrade and Destroy”

by James M. Wall U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson spoke earlier this week in Ottawa, Canada. At one point in his  Tuesday remarks to the Canadian American Business Council, Johnson followed the current fear/hate U.S./Israel script when he said: “ISIL is a stateless … Continue reading

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