Category Archives: Obama

Has Clinton Made Her Second Pro-War Mistake?

by James M. Wall Cease fire talks between Israel and Hamas have been extended for an additional five days. The extension in the talks was made possible because the Gaza Palestinians are standing firm in their humanitarian demand that Israel lift the … Continue reading

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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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The Demonization of an American Soldier

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What the Pope Did Not Say

by James M. Wall It is what the Pope did not say that should disturb the world. The Turkish World Bulletin’s New Desk  points to crucial words missing from his Holy Land Papal trip May 25-26: “Although the Pope has prayed at … 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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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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The Spirit of Judah L. Magnes Lives On

by James M. Wall A New York Times column, A Conflict of Faith:  Devoted to Jewish Observance, but at Odds With Israel,” opens with an interview with Orthodox Jewish scholar Charles H. Manekin. In his column, Mark Oppenheimer describes Professor Manekin as a “rarity”, an apt … Continue reading

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16 Dem Senators Join AIPAC Against Iran Deal; Feinstein and TV’s Chris Hayes Support Obama

by James M. Wall Sixteen Democratic U.S. Senators, including two with higher political aspirations, have joined Republican senators as co-sponsors of Senate legislation which might better be described as “the kill the Iranian nuclear pact” legislation. The legislation was presented to the … Continue reading

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Iran And The Season of Peace and Goodwill

by James M. Wall This is the season which celebrates the hope of peace and good will among humankind. The New Testament testifies to this hope in Luke 2:8-20. “Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in … Continue reading

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