A Wall for a Wall: Mirroring Racism

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Now that our President has handed over the resolution of the Syrian debacle to the United Nations, perhaps justice demands that he hand over resolution of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict to that international body as well. One can turn to the reality of the illegal machinations of the Israeli Zionist … [Read more...]

William A. Cook: Verbal Defecation Buries Jews Truth

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"We are outraged and shocked at these offensive comments (made by MP David Ward last week) about Jewish victims of the Holocaust and the suggestion that Jews should have learned a lesson from the experience" (Jon Benjamin, chief executive of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, 1/25/2013). I must … [Read more...]

William A. Cook: The Burial of Bethlehem

Here, the indigenous people of Jesus's birthplace, Bethlehem, Palestinian Christians are humiliated into waiting for Israeli soldiers to check them as they merely move from one town to another. Waiting hours.

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. (Luke 2) A few days ago I received this plea from Samuel Dowell, a cry from the heart in the season of joy and peace, as he witnesses the slow motion … [Read more...]

Justice and Peace as Defined by the Jewish State

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"As for the rights of Jewish people in this land, I have a simple message for those people gathered in the General Assembly today, no decision by the U.N. can break the 4,000-year-old bond between the people of Israel and the land of Israel." (Ron Prosor, United Nations Ambassador from Israel, November 29, … [Read more...]

Netanyahu and the World: The Wind and the Sun

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Aesop tells the story of the North Wind and the Sun: who is the stronger? They chose a traveler to test their strength; which of the two could force him to remove his cloak. The North Wind went first, whirling furiously down on the traveler, whipping his cloak to wrest it from him; but the more furiously he … [Read more...]

The Judas Kiss: Politics of Betrayal

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" the hypocrite's outward appearance shines brightly and passes for holiness, but under that show lies the terrible weight of his deceit which the soul must bear through all eternity." (from John Ciardi's notes, Canto XXIII, "The Inferno" by Dante) "Nervana is desire of greed forever ended, anger forever … [Read more...]

America’s Chickens Are Coming Home to Roost

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(An end of the year lament) "Violence begets violence. Hatred begets hatred. And terrorism begets terrorism. A white ambassador said that y'all, not a black militant (Ambassador to Iraq, Edward Peck). Not a reverend who preaches about racism. An ambassador whose eyes are wide open and who is trying to … [Read more...]

Obama at the UN: the Speech that Might Have Been

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"Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary." Reinhold Niebuhr An Address at the United Nations by the President of the United States: May I address each and every one of you as the anointed representative of your respective … [Read more...]

Nakba: a Remembrance

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By William A. Cook* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz What silent communion this scene holds, Of a life lived and one yet to unfold; What forlorn love those encircling arms portend, That would protect against the evils that descend From unseen missiles yet to come with unlived years, Where hopes and … [Read more...]

As The Dominoes Flow Toward Israel

By William A. Cook* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz While the people of the mid-east rise in protest against their respective American supported dictators in Tunisia and Egypt, with the American-Israeli attempts to control Lebanon on the brink of chaos and collapse, and the "peace negotiations" between … [Read more...]

One Wall, Two People, No States: the Peace Pretense

By William A. Cook * | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz "Our goal is two states, Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security," (President Obama) such is the illusion that resurfaces to restart the peace negotiations that will stabilize the mid-east. For 63 years that "goal" has been … [Read more...]

Return to Shatila

"O, that it were possible, We might but hold some two days' conference With the dead!" (John Webster, IV.ii.18.) "The voice of the dead was a living voice to me." (Tennyson, "In the Valley of Cauteretz") By William A. Cook* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Twenty eight years ago, a scene of … [Read more...]

A Nation Born in Deception

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By William A. Cook* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz As Israel attempts today to gloss over the reality of its birth 62 years ago with a sweeping public relations campaign extolling the miraculous "resurrection" of ancient Zion in contemporary times, a new nation seeking only peace with its neighbors, … [Read more...]

Rule by Law or Defiance

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By William A. Cook* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Unauthorized statements have been made to the effect that the purpose in view is to create a wholly Jewish Palestine. . . . His Majesty's Government regard any such expectation as impracticable and have no such aim in view. Nor have they at any time … [Read more...]

A Christmas Remembrance

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By William A. Cook* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz "The white civilized man (is) the most ferocious animal on the face of the earth." (Herman Melville, 1840s) In 1841, Melville sailed aboard the Acushnet, a whaling vessel, on a three year trip to the South Seas. By July of 1842, Melville and a … [Read more...]

William A. Cook – Walled in by Myth and Deceit

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By William A. Cook* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz Ben Gurion "...realized that the holy book could be made into a secular national text, serve as a central repository of ancient collective imagery, help forge the hundreds of thousands of new immigrants into a unified people, and tie the younger … [Read more...]

A Nation of Golems

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By William A. Cook* | Sabbah Report | www.sabbah.biz "Even the most perfect of Golem, risen to life to protect us, can easily change into a destructive force. Therefore let us treat carefully that which is strong, just as we bow kindly and patiently to that which is weak. Everything has its time and … [Read more...]