Category Archives: The Human Condition

The religious meaning of ambiguity and God

“Anti-Massacree Movement” In London

By James M. Wall Near the end of Arlo Guthrie’s classic 1967 folk tale, Alice’s Restaurant, Guthrie sings these words: “Can you imagine, three people walking in singing a bar of Alice’s Restaurant and walking out, they may think it’s an organization. … Continue reading

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“We want to exchange personal experiences, Sir.”

by James M. Wall The personal report that begins below, first appeared in the website, Mondoweiss.  This report conveys the horror of war experienced by young Palestinian college students in Gaza during recent summer weeks of unrelenting and vicious attacks by Israel. … Continue reading

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Palestinian Children Have No Iron Dome Continue reading

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“When First We Practice to Deceive”

by James M. Wall “Oh what a tangled web we weave When first we practice to deceive.” These words from Sir Walter Scott (1808) describe the political template of the modern state of Israel. Israel is a nation built on … Continue reading

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The Demonization of an American Soldier

by James M. Wall My experience as a member of the U.S. armed services was a long time ago.  It was also far removed from a battlefield. I was an Air Force public information officer during the Korean War. I … Continue reading Continue reading

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“Zionism Unsettled”: Neither False Nor Misguided

by James M. Wall The battle has begun over Zionism Unsettled. The Christian Century opened round one by publishing an attack on Zionism Unsettled, a study guide developed for the study of Zionism, a secular ideology formed in the 19th century, which has … Continue reading

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Unity Agreement Evokes Israeli-U.S. Threats

by James M. Wall We all remember the schoolyard bully, the girl or boy who set the rules and forced the rest of us to play by those rules, enforced by threats of the loss of backpacks and lunch money. … Continue reading

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It Is Time to Bury the “Honest Broker” Deception

A couple of possilble corrections for the 21st column:

Benjamin Netanyahu and his robotic allies in the U.S. congress Congress

The New York Times, which favors same sex marriages almost as much as it favors Israel
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Village Destruction in the Jordan Valley

by James M. Wall British journalist and author Victoria Brittain traveled to the Jordan Valley to see the actual conditions and latest developments in one of the areas under discussion in the peace negotiations John Kerry is conducting between Israel and the … Continue reading

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Mandela Had “A Unique Moral Authority”

by James M. Wall Nelson Mandela died at his Johannesburg home on December 5. The man who led South Africa out of the bondage of national apartheid, died at the age of 95. The world has responded with an outpouring … Continue reading

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