Monthly Archives: May 2013

Why Gitmo Was Not Closed from the Get-Go

by James M. Wall On the morning of May 23, 2013, our still young, but now greying, President Obama delivered what he hoped would be “a change speech”. The speech was delivered to National Defense University, at Fort McNair in Washington DC. Reuters began … Continue reading

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Ten Years After US Invades Iraq, Israel Eager to Take the US Into Round Two

By James M. Wall Ten years after the US invaded Iraq in 2003, another Middle East war looms large between the West and Muslim states. Signs point to the strong possibility that Israel, and its US Zionist supporters, remain determined, … Continue reading

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Hawking Stuns Israel With Conference Boycott

by James M. Wall University of Cambridge physicist Stephen Hawking stunned Israel last week with his announcement that he would boycott the fifth annual Israeli Presidential Conference, scheduled to be held in Jerusalem, June 18-20. Hawking was responding to an incongruity: … Continue reading

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Israel Claims Its Attack On Syria Was “To Stop Iranian Missiles Reaching Hezbollah”

by James M. Wall The civil war in Syria between rebel forces and President Bashar Assad’s Syrian army, escalated this weekend when Israel bombed Damascus, the capital of Syria. With its standard rationale familiar to Gaza residents, Israel released an … Continue reading

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