Category Archives: Israel

“Salt and Water” As A German Leader is Rejected

by James M. Wall Ma’an reported Thursday that a general strike has begun in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.  As part of the strike, Palestinians shut down their shops and businesses in solidarity with the more than 1,500 Palestinian prisoners … Continue reading

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Trump at The Movies: “Put an Amen to It”

by James M. Wall A raid has killed members of a frontier family. Ethan Edwards, portrayed by an angry, unforgiving John Wayne, was secretly in love with one of the victims. The quick burial in a nearby hillside cemetery is … Continue reading

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This Israeli Memoir Will Shake Up Jewish Liberals

by James M. Wall Larry Derfner’s memoir, No Country for Jewish Liberals, is must reading for anyone even slightly interested in the “issue” of Palestine and Israel. Read it before he arrives at a location near you. The author is expected … Continue reading

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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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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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Trump: Stay Strong Israel; 1/20 Coming Fast

by James M. Wall As soon as the Congress arrived back to do the nation’s business on January 5, it bowed to Tel Aviv. Politico reports that “the House voted overwhelmingly [342 to 80] to rebuke the United Nations for passing a resolution that … Continue reading

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Kerry: Settlements Put Two States “in Jeopardy”

by James M. Wall In a hard-hitting, long-overdue speech, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday strongly criticized Israel’s government, saying that Israel’s settlements put the two-state solution “in jeopardy”. Barak Ravid, diplomatic correspondent for Haaretz, reported that Kerry said “trends … 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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