Category Archives: Netanyahu

Israel “Defends” Itself By “Mowing the Grass”

By James M. Wall Once every two years or so, depending on the U.S. and Israeli strategic and political calendars, Israel, the fourth largest military power in the world, descends on Gaza to “mow the grass”. That obscene phrase, used … Continue reading

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Israel Destroys Gaza Home for Handicapped

by James M. Wall On the sixth day of its asymmetrical war against Gaza, Israel destroyed a home for the handicapped in Beit Lahiya, killing two handicapped residents, and wounding three others, including the caretaker. The destruction of the home came on an early Saturday … Continue reading

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“When First We Practice to Deceive”

by James M. Wall “Oh what a tangled web we weave When first we practice to deceive.” These words from Sir Walter Scott (1808) describe the political template of the modern state of Israel. Israel is a nation built on … Continue reading

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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

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Time for Obama To Earn His 2009 Nobel Prize

by James M. Wall President Obama has suggested a “pause” following the failure of the most recent Israel-Palestine peace negotiations. A pause is an option, of course, but it needs to be a “pregnant pause”, defined by one source as: “A pause that gives … 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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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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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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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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