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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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“Living Stones,” More Than A Book

The phrase is well known to many around the world who concern themselves with the tumult in the Middle East in general, and Israel/Palestine in particular.  Contrasting with the inanimate rocks forming ancient shrines, synagogues, mosques and churches, “living stones” … Continue reading

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“Security” for Israel? For Palestine?

What does the term security mean for a nation?    Safety, refuge from harm, protection?  Most countries now employ government agencies for internal and international defense against threats domestic and foreign.  In the U.S. think FBI and CIA.  In Israel its … Continue reading

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You Say I Am Stubborn

but I maintain I am just firm in my views.  We both have different words (and meanings) for you and for me.  Same issue.  We can’t negotiate effectively in a conflict without defining the terms.  I need to know what … 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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