Category Archives: USA

“What we got here is failure to communicate”

by James M. Wall John Kerry’s April 29 deadline for a negotiated framework between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, is only a few weeks away. Without waiting for what is still a “flexible” end point for this round of “peace … Continue reading

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Peaceful Pause Delivers “Stunning” News

by James M. Wall No one ever said diplomacy was easy. Many have said it is messy. But one thing is certain: Diplomacy is better than destruction. Thanks to diplomacy, which weathered recent negative media cries of incompetence, the U.S. … Continue reading 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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Peace Talks Begin Despite Political Resistance

by James M. Wall The first session of the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks began Wednesday evening in Jerusalem’s King David Hotel. Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat are representing their respective sides. U.S. envoy Martin Indyk, … Continue reading

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Kerry Stumbles Into a Peace “Bully” Role

by James M. Wall Nicola Nasser, a blogger from Bir Zeit, Palestine, has delivered a stinging rebuke to John Kerry on the eve of the meetings with the U.S., Israeli and Palestinian negotiators. Nasser’s blog,  allarabi. exposed a “new tactic” in Kerry’s … 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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