Category Archives: Jimmy Carter

Wolves in the Gaza Chicken House

by James M. Wall Have you seen the Hollywood film that flashes back to February, 2006, when Palestinians elected a Hamas party parliamentary majority. I didn’t think so, because there is no such film available. An honest film on Palestine’s current … 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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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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Clinton Needs Only 199 Supers to Win Nomination

In 1980, Edward Kennedy’s endless challenge to Jimmy Carter undermined Carter and probably gave Ronald Reagan a lift. http://nyti.ms/28nAjfR Continue reading

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Secretary Clinton’s Big Money Burden

by James M. Wall The race between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders reached a watershed in Tuesday’s Democratic Wisconsin primary. Secretary Clinton, the presumptive party nominee, lost to Sanders for the sixth straight time. His … Continue reading

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2016 U.S. Politics Envisioned by Groucho Marx

by James M. Wall British critic Patrick McCray has described the Marx Brothers’ 1933 film, Duck Soup, as “an absurdist essay on politics and warfare. . . which can stand alongside (or even above) the works of Beckett and Ionesco.” Mrs. Teasdale … Continue reading

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Two States Never an Option for Netanyahu

by James M. Wall Juan Cole reports that President Jimmy Carter was “brutally frank” in a recent interview with England‘s Prospect magazine. Carter was on a tour for his new book, A Full Life: Reflections at 90, when he told journalist Bronwen Maddox, “all … Continue reading

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Jimmy Carter Has Cancer

by James M. Wall The news came from NPR: A loved one has cancer. Former President Jimmy Carter made the announcement from the Carter Center in Atlanta. He did not mince words. He has cancer and it has spread. His … Continue reading

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