Category Archives: Middle East

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

Posted in Israel, Middle East, Middle East Politics, Netanyahu, Obama, Palestinians, United Nations | 14 Comments

Syrian Truce Holds During Islamic Eid al-Adha

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Posted in Israel, John Kerry, Middle East, Middle East Politics, Netanyahu, Obama | 2 Comments

“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

Posted in Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Israel, Middle East, Palestinians, Religious Faith | 6 Comments

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

Posted in Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Middle East, Obama | 8 Comments

Hillary, Bernie, AIPAC: A Stone Cries Out

by James M. Wall Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were among the invitees to the 2016 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) meeting which this  year happened to coincide with the start of Holy Week. I do not know if … Continue reading

Posted in Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Gaza, Hillary Clinton, Israel, Middle East, Middle East Politics, Palestinians, Politics and Elections, Religion and politics, Religious Faith | 9 Comments

Vulnerabilities Tested As Clinton Keeps Winning

by James M. Wall In her effort to become the first woman President of the United States, former First Lady Hillary Clinton easily won three Democratic primary states Tuesday night. Clinton won, by comfortable margins, in Ohio, North Carolina and Florida, In … Continue reading

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