Category Archives: Middle East

Carter To Obama: Recognize Palestine Now

by James M. Wall In his Op-ed column in The New York Times, Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States, sent an urgent request to Barack Obama, the 44th President: “The simple but vital step this administration must take before its … Continue reading

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I Have Seen The Future And It Belongs To Israel

by James M. Wall On January 20, 2017, Barack Obama will give up his presidency, leaving him fifteen weeks to fuss and fume over his inability to dislodge the Israeli elephant which sits on his back. For evidence of that elephant’s heavy … Continue reading

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Inside The U.S. $38 Billion 10-Year Gift to Israel

by James M. Wall It is no surprise that the guaranteed $38 billion gift from U.S. taxpayers to Israel over the next ten years was not discussed Wednesday when President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu met at New York’s Lotte New … Continue reading

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Syrian Truce Holds During Islamic Eid al-Adha

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“Cunning of Reason” Will End Israel’s Occupation

by James M. Wall A search for hope began with a viewing of the 2014 film, Interstellar, the mind-stretching movie directed by Christopher Nolan, and written by Christopher and his brother Jonathan Nolan. Interstellar is one of those motion pictures that lifts the spirits because it brings … Continue reading

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It’s Still The Occupation, Stupid

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Posted in Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Israel, Middle East, Palestinians, Politics and Elections, Presbyterian Church USA, Religious Faith, United Methodist Church | 15 Comments

Sanders’ Dream Team, The Platform and Palestine

by James M. Wall When the Democratic nominating convention meets in Philadelphia, July 25, the Platform Committee deliberations will indicate how much Hillary Clinton feels she needs Bernie Sanders’ support. Given the dire, looming alternative of a President Donald Trump, it is tempting to … Continue reading

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United Methodists Answer: “What Does It Profit?”

by James M. Wall Sixty-two years after the U.S. Supreme Court banned racial segregation in U.S. public schools, the United Methodist Church ended its 2016 General Conference by voting 559-157 to continue investing its funds in U.S. corporations profiting from operations in … Continue reading

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“Supine Compliance with Israel’s Narrative”

by James M. Wall Updated, Friday, May 6 Thursday, May 5, elections were held in Great Britain for four mayors and 124 local councils. The two major British parties are Labour, led by Jeremy Corbyn, and the Conservative party, headed by David … Continue reading

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The Day Obama Chose Peace Over War

by James M. Wall Jeffrey Goldberg’s Atlantic essay, “The Obama Doctrine”, opens with two contrasting conclusions which could be drawn from events on Friday, August 30, 2013. It was either the day Barack Obama “brought to a premature end America’s reign as the … Continue reading

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