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“You’ve Got To Be Carefully Taught”

Rodgers and Hammerstein released their timeless musical, South Pacific in 1949.  It burst on the post-WWII American society freshly aware of the people of the Pacific islands because of the war with Japan.  Two people falling in love struggle with … Continue reading

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Peeping Under the Cover

The speaker using the old overhead projector would gradually uncover his subject one line at a time. He’d move the overlying paper down, but very slowly.  If you stayed awake, and if he held your interest, you wanted him to … Continue reading

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Why Did the Arab Spring Become Winter—that American Might Can’t Fix?

Yesterday President Obama kicked back to Congress the decision to punish the Assad government of Syria,  Chemical warfare notwithstanding, most Americans do not want another Iraq which again spirals toward civil war despite our efforts:  the tragic loss of  American … Continue reading

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Peace Talkers or Peace Makers?

While Egypt and Syria have dominated the news, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has struggled valiantly over several weeks to bring Israel and Palestine together.  He needs our prayers as do both parties to the 65 year-old conflict.  Do … Continue reading

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“What Hurts Is…”

The Jewish State kicking the Bedoins off their historic land.  It’s going to happen in southern Israel where they have lived for centuries.  While most of the land evictions take place in the Palestinian West Bank, this one takes place … Continue reading

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God and Caesar in the Middle East

President Mohammed Morsi of Egypt landed in an Army jail during a popular uprising of millions in the streets and squares of Cairo.  This despite his winning in a democratic election one year ago.  His Muslim Brotherhood religious agenda did … Continue reading

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What’s A Good Zionist to Do?

Not easy these days for those of us in the Israeli government.  People in other countries keep talking about the West Bank, or even worse, Palestine.  The territories are really Judea and Samaria.  And it’s not occupied land since it … Continue reading

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