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  • Andrew Reilly

    I taught English in Bethlehem in 2000 and the experience of course changed my entire perspective. I am now an audio book narrator with my own studio and I would like to do the audio version of your book. Please email me and I’ll send a voice clip for your consideration. Thanks and best regards, Andrew Reilly andrew.reilly@fulbrightmail.org.

  • Sina Bargi

    Thanks a lot for your good website. Do some research about other religions specially Baha’i Faith. I am sure you will find it interesting.
    Regards

    • http://religion-science-peace.org/ Walk Tall Hang Loose

      Sina, thank you for visiting. I have at least heard of the Baha’i faith, and know that it arose in Iran and that its adherents are now being persecuted there. The religion side of my site is being neglected at the moment as I am drawn into ever deeper into the Israel-Palestine situation. Would you like to write a short article introducing the Baha’i Faith? Just paste it in the comment box here and I will make a new category for it and turn it into a post. Kind regards.

  • PTfromPA

    I admired your comments on the Washington Times thread, “Beres: Creeping Towards Palestinian Statehood”. I tried to add something to your observation on how Truman recognized the fledgling Israeli state against the advice of his State Dept. but my comment didn’t make it past the moderator. Here it is in case you have an interest. I realize you may already know this, your blog is truly impressive!

    This is from Gore Vidal’s introduction to one of the Israel Shahak books, “Jewish History, Jewish Religion”. I reviewed the Shahak book on the Amazon website, giving it only 4 stars out of 5 — Shahak fell down badly on his analysis of American Jews involved in the civil rights movement. I’m not usually a fan of Gore Vidal, this forward was the best thing of his I’ve read:

    “Sometime in the late 1950s, that world-class gossip and occasional historian,

    John F. Kennedy, told me how, in 1948, Harry S. Truman had been pretty much

    abandoned by everyone when he came to run for president. Then an American

    Zionist brought him two million dollars in cash, in a suitcase, aboard his whistle-stop

    campaign train. ‘That’s why our recognition of Israel was rushed through so fast.’ As

    neither Jack nor I was an antisemite (unlike his father and my grandfather) we took

    this to be just another funny story about Truman and the serene corruption of

    American politics.”

    I don’t know why my comment was blocked by Wash. Times. It could have been because I went on to say something about the need for campaign finance reform. But cheers! I discovered your blog from your link there and plan to spend some time happily browsing.

    • http://religion-science-peace.org/ Walk Tall Hang Loose

      Welcome and thank you for your kind words. Thank you also for the story about Truman and the cash, which I have not heard before. I did hear that he once remarked ‘there are more Zionist voters in the USA than Arab voters’.