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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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“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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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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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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Zionism: Why Is It Important?

The intractable Israeli conflict with Palestine puzzles many Americans.  For example, looking through the Israeli lens, why would Netanyahu on his way to Poland, now castigate his own government’s joint statement with Polish authorities, quoted in Haaretz today: “Both governments … Continue reading

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OF COURSE, WRITE YOUR SENATORS

Okaay…that’s a way a democracy works.  The lawmakers need to hear our concerns so they can do something about them.  We vote them in to represent us. They probably get too many phone calls and e-mails so I decided to … Continue reading

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WHAT KEEPS IT BOILING?

The Middle East/North Africa pot bubbles with conflict while we in the United States try to “help.”  But it doesn’t seem to work.  There’s oil there, and we do understand that.  But being separated by large seas and being a … Continue reading

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