Monthly Archives: February 2014

“Lest We Forget” The Day Rachel Corrie Died

by James M. Wall Rachel Corrie was killed March 16, 2003, by an Israeli soldier who crushed her to death with an American-built Caterpillar bulldozer. Eleven years later, March 16, 2014, on the anniversary of her death, Rachel Corrie (right) will be remembered … 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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What Ike Feared “Has Come Upon Us”

by James M. Wall On February 3, Illinois Sixth District Republican Congressman Peter Roskam introduced a bill in the U.S. Congress that would defend Israel against any criticism from U.S. academics. Roskam is responding to the December, 2013 vote of the American … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Ad Pits BDS Against SodaStream

by James M. Wall A television ad which ran during the fourth quarter of the Denver Broncos-Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl game Sunday, featured Hollywood film star Scarlett Johansson (shown here in a poster picture). The ad, for which the company SodaStream, … Continue reading

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