Category Archives: John Kerry

Barack to Bibi: “Time is running out”

by James M. Wall When President Obama consented to an interview with Bloomberg columnist Jeffrey Goldberg,  the President sent an ultimatum to israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “Time is running out”. Obama does not choose a reporter for an individual interview without … Continue reading

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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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Netanyahu’s “Shibboleths” Scuttle Peace Talks

by James M. Wall “No partner for peace” is one of several “shibboleths” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right) and his cabinet are now using to scuttle any peace agreement with President Mahmoud Abbas, no matter how often U.S. Secretary of … Continue reading

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Israeli Aggression Leaves Little Hope for Peace

by James M. Wall The year 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. That conflict began on July 28, 1914. It did not end until November 11, 1918. Keep those dates in mind because … 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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John Kerry: Unfiltered In His Own Words

by James M. Wall John Kerry took the unusual step of agreeing to a November 6, Jerusalem television interview with two reporters, an Israeli and a Palestinian. He did so in order to send a public message to Israeli Prime … Continue reading

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Do Peace Talks Point to a Carthaginian Peace?

by James M. Wall On December 24, 2009, the Israeli oil exploration company Givot Olam, posted two media announcements a few hours apart. Givot Olam’s first announcement revealed that “significant quantities” of oil had been found in the mud of … Continue reading

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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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Obama Pauses Again; Peace Wins, AIPAC Loses

by James M. Wall Monday, September 9, was planned as a day for the White House to persuade Congress to support military strikes on Syria. The highlight of the day’s “persuade Congress” plan was a White House appearance by former … Continue reading

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