2005 February

Christians must recognize injustices in Palestine

2012-10-21T02:13:18-04:00February 26th, 2005|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

I treat most things said here in Yemen about Jews with skepticism. The latest gem came from a Yemeni colleague ranting, in an unpublished column, about the so-called Jewish conspiracy. He cited the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, purportedly Jewish texts from the late 1800s, describing Jewish plans to enslave the world.

2002 May

Building a new Middle East

2012-10-30T04:58:58-04:00May 9th, 2002|Categories: Hamilton Spectator, Newspaper columns|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Isaiah must have been crazy. The ancient prophet, a Shakespeare of Hebrew literature, predicted that someday the wolf would lay down with the lamb, and men would beat their swords into ploughshares. He wrote that almost 3,000 years ago.