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Saturday, February 26, 2005
The Morning After the Tel Aviv Bombing
A first hand account of the morning after the bombing, by MidEastWeb News Service editor Joseph M. Hochstein. [more]
by Joseph M. Hochstein @ 10:53 PM CST [Link]
Suicide Bombing Shakes the Truce
Only a few days ago I wrote that the Palestinian-Israeli truce is fragile, and that many give it less than 6 months. Those estimates may have been too optimistic. On Friday, February 25, a suicide bomber exploded himself outside a Tel Aviv discotheque. [more]
Monday, February 21, 2005
Israeli-Palestinian Relations - How to Give Peace another Chance
The current relative calm on the Israeli-Palestinian front cannot last if each side makes the same mistakes as they made in the past, and there is every sign that they are making the same mistakes. Everyone agrees that so called Oslo "peace process" was a disaster. How can we avoid another tragedy? [more]
Friday, February 18, 2005
Photo Analysis of Hariri Assassination Scene Shows it was an Underground Explosion
A series of photos sent to a Lebanese daily newspaper provide evidence that former PM Rafik Hariri was not killed by a suicide bomber as had been claimed, but rather by an underground bomb that had probably been put in place earlier. [more]
Wednesday, February 16, 2005
1, 2, 3, Why Kill Hariri?
ONE: On February 14, 2005 Rafiq Hariri, who recently resigned from his post as the Lebanese prime minister and joined the opposition that is calling upon "Sister Syria" to end her occupation to Lebanon, was assassinated by a car bomb loaded with 100 KG (or 1000KG) of explosives. [more]
by Egyptian Moron @ 12:33 PM CST [Link]
Monday, February 14, 2005
Assassination of Hariri - Campaigning Middle-East Style
The huge explosion which killed former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri is a reminder of how "elections" are usually conducted in most of the Middle East. In case you forgot, this campaign style is what is proposed as the local alternative to the admittedly defective Iraqi elections. [more]
Tuesday, February 8, 2005
A really democratic referendum about settlements and disengagement
The demand of settlers and settler advocates to hold a referendum about evacuating the Gaza settlements has returned. [more]
The Israeli-Palestinian Summit: Great Expectations
The Sharm El Sheikh summit being held today could be the start of a new era in more ways than one, or it could prove to be yet another agonizing disappointment. [more]
Tuesday, February 1, 2005
Elections in Iraq - Outing the Bad Guys
Mabrouk! For their successful elections, the Iraqi people deserve the congratulations and best wishes of everyone who hopes for a better future in the Middle East. [more]
Arab Media versus the Iraqi Elections
Most Arab media did not have good things to say about the Iraqi elections, reports Adel Darwish [more]
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