Category Archives: United Nations

Netanyahu and Obama Seek “The Truth”

by James M. Wall Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the United States this week, vowing to expose “the truth” about Iran. The exposure vow from Netanyahu was just the opening barrage in what is expected to be a … Continue reading

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Iran’s Rouhani: “The World Has Changed”

by James M. Wall On July 30, 2009, conservative columnist Pat Buchanan  wrote a column in the American Conservative.  He called it, “Tell Israel No”. Here is a key paragaph: “Israel has been saying for years an Iranian bomb is months away. Where … Continue reading

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Obama Pauses; Calls for Debate in Congress

by James M. Wall In a surprise move Saturday afternoon, President Barack Obama announced  he would ask for a Congressional debate before he would order any air strikes on Syria. Speaking at a hastily-called press conference in the White House … Continue reading

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Palestine Granted UN Observer State Status

by James M. Wall History may well record what happened on November 29, 2012, as Mahmoud Abbas’ “finest hour”. This was the day the Palestinian Authority president (right) announced to the world that he would no longer bow to blackmail … Continue reading

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The View From Israel/US In 1977 and 2012

The editorial comment below is reprinted from the Christian Century magazine of November 23, 1977.  At the time the editorial appeared, I was the editor of the Century. This was the week’s lead editorial.   In 1977, I had been editor for five … Continue reading

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What Did The Children Learn in School Today?

by James M. Wall In 1963, temporarily banned from American television for his “radical” views, Pete Seeger toured Australia.  On a stage in Melbourne, he introduced a new song by a then 23-year old Tom Paxton. The lyrics began: What … Continue reading

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Palestine Enters UNESCO in 107 to 14 Vote

by James M. Wall To mounting excitement and wild applause, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), voted 107-14 with 52 abstentions, to approve full Palestinian membership in the international body. The vote came on Monday. Fully aware … Continue reading

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