Category Archives: Movies

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

Posted in Israel, Media, Middle East, Middle East Politics, Movies | 3 Comments

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

Posted in -Movies and politics, Middle East, Middle East Politics, Movies, Netanyahu, Palestinians | 4 Comments

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

Posted in -Movies and politics, Gaza, Israel, Media, Middle East, Middle East Politics, Movies, USA, War | 10 Comments

A Circle of Violence: Deir Yassin to Har Nof

Continue reading

Posted in Israel, Media, Middle East, Middle East Politics, Movies, Netanyahu, Palestinians, Religious Faith | 8 Comments

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

Posted in Media, Middle East, Middle East Politics, Movies, Netanyahu | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Middle East, Middle East Politics, Movies, Netanyahu | 3 Comments

“Exodus” Now Hurling Real 5,000 Pound Bombs

by James M. Wall Israel still retains absolute mind control over the western world, thanks to the selling of an Israel narrative which was boosted high into the literary lights and onto movie screens with the fictional Israeli narrative written by Leon Uris in … Continue reading

Posted in -Movies and politics, Middle East Politics, Movies, Netanyahu, Obama, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Israel Hides Behind its Own Special “Catch 22”

by James M. Wall Following yet another round of failed peace talks, Palestinian leaders  have seized the initiative to create their own future. Knowing that Israel has consistently demonstrated no interest in reaching a peace accord, Palestinian leaders defied pressure from … Continue reading

Posted in Middle East, Middle East Politics, Movies, Netanyahu | 5 Comments

It Is Time to Bury the “Honest Broker” Deception

A couple of possilble corrections for the 21st column:

Benjamin Netanyahu and his robotic allies in the U.S. congress Congress

The New York Times, which favors same sex marriages almost as much as it favors Israel
same-sex Continue reading

Posted in Human Rights, Middle East, Middle East Politics, Movies, The Human Condition | 10 Comments

“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

Posted in -Movies and politics, -Movies and Religion, Middle East Politics, Movies | 4 Comments