Category Archives: Politics and Elections

The Demonization of an American Soldier

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Searching for Justice In Church and On Campus

by James M. Wall In less than two weeks, elected representatives of the Presbyterian Church USA, will gather in Detroit, Michigan, June 14-21, for their biennial General Assembly. Meeting in solemn assembly, they will debate and vote, again, on how best … Continue reading

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“Zionism Unsettled”: Neither False Nor Misguided

by James M. Wall The battle has begun over Zionism Unsettled. The Christian Century opened round one by publishing an attack on Zionism Unsettled, a study guide developed for the study of Zionism, a secular ideology formed in the 19th century, which has … 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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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 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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Netanyahu’s Flawed Vatican Charm Offensive

by James M. Wall With the U.S. Congress safely in his back pocket, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has turned his charm offensive on the Vatican. How is that working out for him? It does not look promising. The Prime … Continue reading

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“Poor George, he can’t help it . . .”

by James M. Wall “Poor George, he can’t help it — he was born with a silver foot in his mouth.” This memorable line from future Texas Governor Ann Richards was aimed at soon-to-be President George H. W. Bush. It … Continue reading

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Clinton and Netanyahu Not Good for Obama

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Hagel Confirmed Despite Petulant Senators

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The Family Research Council, formerly part of James Dobson’s Focus on the Family organization, warned supporters that Hagel’s confirmation shows America is forgetting about “God’s covenant with Abraham: to bless those who bless Israel and curse those who curse her.” Continue reading

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