Monthly Archives: April 2014

A Tale of Two Tapes

by James M. Wall UPDATED: Tuesday, April 29 Two tapes have surfaced in recent days. Thereby hangs a modern tale of the “best of times and the worst of times”. It is a bit of a stretch to use Charles Dickens to … Continue reading

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Unity Agreement Evokes Israeli-U.S. Threats

by James M. Wall We all remember the schoolyard bully, the girl or boy who set the rules and forced the rest of us to play by those rules, enforced by threats of the loss of backpacks and lunch money. … Continue reading

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It Is Time to Bury the “Honest Broker” Deception

A couple of possilble corrections for the 21st column:

Benjamin Netanyahu and his robotic allies in the U.S. congress Congress

The New York Times, which favors same sex marriages almost as much as it favors Israel
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“I Once Was Blind . . . But Now I See”

by James M. Wall In a scene from the 2006 movie, Amazing Grace, set during the lifetime (1759 – 1833) of William Wilberforce (Ioan Gruffudd, right), Wilberforce presents his anti-slave trade bill to the  British Parliament. It is a task he performs … Continue reading

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“What we got here is failure to communicate”

by James M. Wall John Kerry’s April 29 deadline for a negotiated framework between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, is only a few weeks away. Without waiting for what is still a “flexible” end point for this round of “peace … 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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