Category Archives: Iran

What Happens In Gaza After The U.S. Elections?

By James M. Wall National U.S. congressional elections come around every two years. The latest arrives Tuesday, November 4. The election will relieve U.S. television viewers of a steady diet of noxious attack ads funded, in an alarming  measure, by the … Continue reading

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Iran And The Season of Peace and Goodwill

by James M. Wall This is the season which celebrates the hope of peace and good will among humankind. The New Testament testifies to this hope in Luke 2:8-20. “Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in … Continue reading

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The Secret Mission of William J. Burns

by James M. Wall “The Secret Mission of  William J. Burns” is a true story that begins in Amman, Jordan. The year is 1983. William J. Burns, a 27-year-old U.S. Foreign Service officer, is on his first overseas post to … Continue reading

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Congress and Israel Against Obama and Kerry; “Which Side Are You On?”

by James M. Wall This week, two intrepid American Jewish journalists, Richard Silverstein and MJ Rosenberg, reminded somnolent Americans that Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu has declared diplomatic war against the White House. It is not a new war. What is different … Continue reading

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“Laying by time” Gives Diplomacy a Chance

by James M. Wall In the rural South of the 1930s, “laying by time” usually came, according to one writer, “when the last weed-hoeing was done, marking the start of a down-time until harvest”. It was also a time of anxiety as … Continue reading

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Israel Hides Nukes Behind “Ambiguity” Wall

by James M. Wall This week’s Geneva nuclear table talks pit Iran against the Big Five Security Council members, plus Germany. Iran sits alone at the table, seeking release from its “sanctions jail” incarceration from its jailers, the Big Five … Continue reading

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Bob Dylan: “For the times they are a-changin”

by James M. Wall “For the times they are a-changin”, is a line from the third verse of Bob Dylan’s 1964 classic American protest hymn, released as the title track of Dylan’s 1964 album. In 1985, Dylan told Cameron Crowe, who … Continue reading

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