Category Archives: Middle East Politics

It Is Time to Bury the “Honest Broker” Deception

by James M. Wall In John Ford’s film, The Searchers, Ethan (John Wayne) is talking with his bother Aaron. Ethan has been away from the family for several years. AARON: How’s California? ETHAN: How should I know? AARON: But Mose Harper said… ETHAN: That old goat … Continue reading

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“I Once Was Blind . . . But Now I See”

by James M. Wall In a scene from the 2006 movie, Amazing Grace, set during the lifetime (1759 - 1833) of William Wilberforce (Ioan Gruffudd, right), Wilberforce presents his anti-slave trade bill to the  British Parliament. It is a task he performs … Continue reading

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“What we got here is failure to communicate”

by James M. Wall John Kerry’s April 29 deadline for a negotiated framework between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, is only a few weeks away. Without waiting for what is still a “flexible” end point for this round of “peace … Continue reading

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GOP Aspirant Christie Apologizes To Adelson

by James M. Wall Your heart has to go out to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Last weekend Christie went to Las Vegas to roll the dice in the “kiss Sheldon Adelson’s ring”, Republican primary. One of four Republicans who may … Continue reading

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The U.S. Cannot Resuscitate What Never Lived

by James M. Wall The game must go on. John Kerry performs his negotiator role. Benjamin Netanyahu goes through his role as the leader of an “endangered” state. Mahmoud Abbas? Well, he (at right) is just sitting by at the peace table, with … 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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Pope Francis Plans Second Visit to Jerusalem

by James M. Wall Pope Francis currently plans to visit Amman, Bethlehem and Jerusalem, May 24-26. This will be his second trip to Jerusalem. The Pope’s first visit was 41 years ago. On that trip, he arrived in Jerusalem in October, 1973, … Continue reading

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Barack to Bibi: “Time is running out”

by James M. Wall When President Obama consented to an interview with Bloomberg columnist Jeffrey Goldberg,  the President sent an ultimatum to israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “Time is running out”. Obama does not choose a reporter for an individual interview without … Continue reading

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