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“Listen, my children, and you shall hear, of the midnight ride of Paul Revere”

by James M. Wall “Listen, my children, and you shall hear, of the midnight ride of Paul Revere”, launches the poem, “Paul Revere’s Ride” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 – 1882). Those opening words came to memory as I read the … Continue reading

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Children and IDF are Israeli Occupation Pawns

By James M. Wall There are times when one picture says it all. This picture at right shows a terrified Palestinian child between two Israeli soldiers who, from my perspective, are ashamed of what they are doing. Ponder that picture … Continue reading

Posted in Israel, Middle East, Palestinians | 5 Comments

Israel’s Uri Avnery Dies Too Soon at 94

by James M. Wall Uri Avnery died at age 94 on August 20, 2018, two weeks after a stroke sent him to a Tel Aviv hospital.  He died too soon. Israel, Palestine, and the world, still need his passionate voice … Continue reading

Posted in Israel, Media, Middle East, Middle East Politics, Netanyahu, Palestinians, Uncategorized | 6 Comments

Trump and the Repackaged Oslo Accord

by James M. Wall We live in a world saturated by the manifestation of evil. Genesis tells the origin story. The story starts with Adam succumbing to the temptation of desire for the forbidden. The Creator surely knew the decision to allow … Continue reading

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Ahed Tamimi Completes High School in Prison

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Living Through a Nightmare “With a Little Help from My Friends”

by James M. Wall A close friend took note of the scarcity of recent Wall Writings. I told him I was living in a nightmare in which two world figures hold the power to plunge us into an even darker … Continue reading

Posted in Israel, Jimmy Carter, Middle East, Middle East Politics, Netanyahu, The Human Condition, Trump, USA | 7 Comments

This Bishop Is Not Finished With Us Yet

by James M. Wall I first met E.J. Dionne, Jr. during my first stint as Jimmy Carter’s 1976 Illinois campaign chair. We huddled for lunch in a corner deli across the street from our Chicago campaign headquarters. I was surprised … Continue reading

Posted in Episcopal Church, Jimmy Carter, Martin Luther King Jr., Religious Faith | 4 Comments

A Child Dies In The Killing Fields of Gaza

by James M. Wall History is filled with narratives about killing fields. This troubled writer looks at the killing fields of Gaza, and is driven to begin with a story: “A man kills his mother and his father. Brought to … Continue reading

Posted in Gaza, Israel, Middle East, Palestinians | 9 Comments

50 Years Ago They Failed to Shut Him Down

by James M. Wall The first time I almost met Martin Luther King, Jr., would have been at his father’s Ebenezer Baptist church, in Atlanta, Georgia. I was one of three Emory University seminary students assigned to visit MLK, Sr.’s … Continue reading

Posted in Gaza, Israel, Martin Luther King Jr., Religious Faith | 9 Comments

White Evangelicals Stifle Own Values For Trump

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Posted in Religion and politics, Religious Faith | 8 Comments