Monthly Archives: March 2017

A “New Sheriff in Town” Is Kicking Up Her Heels

by James M. Wall Nikki Haley, the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, (right) was greeted as a rock star at this year’s AIPAC Washington Conference. The former governor of South Carolina wowed the crowd of 19,000, in an on-stage interview … Continue reading

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Israel’s Apartheid Elephant Is Still in the Room

ESCWA, for its part, took steps to ensure that the report lived up to scholarly standards, submitting the draft text to three prominent international jurists, who anonymously submitted strong positive appraisals along with some suggestions for revision, which we gratefully incorporated before the final text was released. For government officials and others to dismiss our report as a biased polemic is irresponsible, with respect both to the authority of the UN and to international law. Continue reading

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The Political History Behind Trump’s Curtain

by James M. Wall Writing in the current issue of In These Times, American History scholar Theo Anderson follows the modern political conservative movement’s rise to power from the founding of the Heritage Foundation in 1973 through Donald Trump’s inauguration … Continue reading

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Bibi Blocks BDS Backers At Israel’s Borders

by James M. Wall On Monday, March 6, the Israeli Knesset passed a travel ban which strongly resembles a U.S. travel ban scheduled to go into effect the middle of next week. The U.S. ban is a second effort by the Trump White … Continue reading

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The NFL Star Who Refused to Shine For Israel

by James M. Wall When I learned of the courageous decision made recently by Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, I remembered my 1973 trip to Israel. Bennett (right) made headlines when he pulled out of an Israeli government-sponsored trip to Israel designed … Continue reading

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