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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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Holy Land Earthquake

Guidelines put out this week by the European Union caused shaking in Israel. http://www.scribd.com/doc/154273042/Guidelines-on-IL-and-EU-Funding-Instruments “A senior Israeli official, speaking on condition of anonymity, described the new ruling, which was published on June 30, as an “earthquake.” http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.535952 First a little … Continue reading

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Behold the Duck

swimming gracefully on the placid water, trailing behind a gentle wake in the morning sunshine.  Beautiful, peaceful he glides, showing his Mallard colors.  It looks effortless.  But only because we don’t see the sometimes furious paddling below the surface.  Let’s … Continue reading

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“PUT YOURSELF IN THEIR SHOES”

“But the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination, their right to justice must also be recognized. (Cheers, applause.) And put yourself in their shoes. Look at the world through their eyes.” ·                                 Obama Urges Young Israelis to Lead the Push for … Continue reading

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DISAPPEARING SALT AND LIGHT

They’re not allowed to go to Tel Aviv (in Israel) from Palestine, but they can fly out of Amman, avoiding Israeli-only roads on their way to Jordan.  Millions of Palestinian Christians have left their homeland.   Last summer we encountered … Continue reading

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“JEWISH STATE” CONFLICT…WHY?

Genetic uniqueness? No. Religion? Maybe, but Israel alleges freedom of religion. So religious differences shouldn’t produce conflict. Nevertheless they somehow give one government the biblical right to expel another people from their homes and land? See blog below. Is it … Continue reading

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TIGHTENING THE SCREWS

Three hundred tour guides protested on Sunday March 3, this week in Bethlehem. They are out of work! Nothing to support their families. Eighty percent unemployment for guides throughout the West Bank. Why, when tourists flock to the Holy Land? … Continue reading

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