Monthly Archives: January 2015

Pressure Grows to Delay or Drop Bibi’s Speech

by James M. Wall Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been “reaching out”, as the New York Times delicately puts it, to Democratic leaders in the U.S. Congress who were blindsided by Republican House Speaker John Boehner’s invitation to Netanyahu to address Congress March … Continue reading

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Barack to Bibi: Stop “Meddling” In Our Politics

by James M. Wall On Monday morning, January 12, U.S. President Barack Obama spoke by telephone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. An unidentified senior American official said that Obama warned Netanyahu “not to meddle in the battle” Obama was … Continue reading

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Obama to Senators: Choose U.S. Over Donors

by James M. Wall On Thursday of last week, President Barack Obama spoke to a group of Democratic senators in a private meeting during a Baltimore hotel political retreat. He asked the senators not to support a bill, drafted by Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) … Continue reading

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“Something Rotten in the State of Israel”

by James M. Wall Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has announced that the Palestinian Authority will join the International Criminal Court (ICC), a long overdue action which potentially could bring the state of Israel to an international courtroom at the Hague. Al Jazeera reported that “Palestinian … Continue reading

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The Smells of Gaza and New Jersey

by James M. Wall Richard Ford’s latest novel, Let Me Be Frank With You, begins when Frank Bascombe drives into a suburb of Haddam, a New Jersey town recently destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.  Frank had been a real estate salesman in the community. … Continue reading

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