Category Archives: United Nations

“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

Posted in Human Rights, Middle East Politics, Netanyahu, United Nations | 8 Comments

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

Posted in Middle East, Middle East Politics, Politics and Elections, United Nations | 4 Comments

Village Destruction in the Jordan Valley

by James M. Wall British journalist and author Victoria Brittain traveled to the Jordan Valley to see the actual conditions and latest developments in one of the areas under discussion in the peace negotiations John Kerry is conducting between Israel and the … Continue reading

Posted in Human Rights, John Kerry, Middle East, Middle East Politics, United Nations, US govermemt | 7 Comments

“Laying by time” Gives Diplomacy a Chance

by James M. Wall In the rural South of the 1930s, “laying by time” usually came, according to one writer, “when the last weed-hoeing was done, marking the start of a down-time until harvest”. It was also a time of anxiety as … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, Middle East Politics, Netanyahu, Obama, United Nations | 11 Comments

Israel Hides Nukes Behind “Ambiguity” Wall

by James M. Wall This week’s Geneva nuclear table talks pit Iran against the Big Five Security Council members, plus Germany. Iran sits alone at the table, seeking release from its “sanctions jail” incarceration from its jailers, the Big Five … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, Middle East, Middle East Politics, United Nations, US govermemt | 8 Comments

Bob Dylan: “For the times they are a-changin”

by James M. Wall “For the times they are a-changin”, is a line from the third verse of Bob Dylan’s 1964 classic American protest hymn, released as the title track of Dylan’s 1964 album. In 1985, Dylan told Cameron Crowe, who … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, Iran, Middle East Politics, Netanyahu, United Nations | 8 Comments

Netanyahu and Obama Seek “The Truth”

by James M. Wall Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the United States this week, vowing to expose “the truth” about Iran. The exposure vow from Netanyahu was just the opening barrage in what is expected to be a … Continue reading

Posted in John Kerry, Media, Middle East, Netanyahu, Obama, United Nations | 13 Comments

Iran’s Rouhani: “The World Has Changed”

by James M. Wall On July 30, 2009, conservative columnist Pat Buchanan  wrote a column in the American Conservative.  He called it, “Tell Israel No”. Here is a key paragaph: “Israel has been saying for years an Iranian bomb is months away. Where … Continue reading

Posted in Middle East Politics, Obama, United Nations, US govermemt, War | 14 Comments

Obama Pauses; Calls for Debate in Congress

by James M. Wall In a surprise move Saturday afternoon, President Barack Obama announced  he would ask for a Congressional debate before he would order any air strikes on Syria. Speaking at a hastily-called press conference in the White House … Continue reading

Posted in Middle East Politics, Obama, United Nations, US govermemt, USA, War | 11 Comments

Palestine Granted UN Observer State Status

by James M. Wall History may well record what happened on November 29, 2012, as Mahmoud Abbas’ “finest hour”. This was the day the Palestinian Authority president (right) announced to the world that he would no longer bow to blackmail … Continue reading

Posted in Middle East Politics, United Nations, USA | 25 Comments