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Monday, August 23, 2004

Israeli coalition mysteries - a perplexing guide

Israeli coalition politics, which may be crucial to the future of Ariel Sharon's disengagement plan, are mystifying for Israelis as well as outsiders. This brief survey may leave you with a more sophisticated level of confusion.

Sharon was able to form a solid majority government on election, but found himself heading a minority government after the National Union Party and part of the National Religious Party defected because of opposition to the disengagement plan.

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by Moderator @ 11:42 AM CST [Link]


Friday, August 20, 2004

Iran-Israel Olympic quarrel and Iran-Israel Friendship

The decision of an Iranian Judo competitor in the Olympics not to face an Israeli rival hardly comes as a surprise. Olympic boycotts and counter-boycotts have been known in the past. The US boycotted the USSR and the USSR boycotted the US. All that resulted was better opportunities for other athletes and general poisoning of the atmosphere. The disqualification of Arash Miresmaeili because of his refusal to meet Israeli Judoka Ehud Vax did not help Vaks, but another Israeli, Ariel Ze'evi, won a bronze medal. [more]

by Moderator @ 04:52 PM CST [Link]


Monday, August 16, 2004

Where Iraq is headed: not anyplace good

The art or pastime of making bold predictions about world events turns out to be a curious business. Sometimes you're right. Sometimes you're wrong. And sometimes you're right but wish you were wrong. That's where I think I've arrived on the subject of Iraq.

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by Analyst @ 08:44 AM CST [Link]


Wednesday, August 11, 2004

IRAQ: Phony Sovereignty

The supposed "Transfer of Sovereignty in Iraq" that took place June 28th, when power shifted from U.S. proconsul Paul Bremer to ambassador John Negroponte, constitutes neither a transfer nor a pull-out. since approximately 175,000 U.S. troops and some 14 permanent bases stand to remain under U.S. command. Changing the name from provisional authority to interim government has not changed the reality of occupation. Once again Iraqi casualties are numbering the hundreds, as the town of Najaf turns into a major battlefield reminiscent of that of Falluja this past April. Not only the Sunni triangle of the north, but the entire country including the Shiite south is now unstable, revealing the strength and scope of the resistance.
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by Brita Mae Rose @ 09:15 PM CST [Link]


Monday, August 9, 2004

Democracy, the magical Mideast foreign policy panacea

I don't know how to react, exactly, to this morning's op-ed by Danielle Pletka of the American Enterprise Institute in the New York Times. Is it really as aggravating as it seems, or is it just sad?
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by Analyst @ 10:47 PM CST [Link]


Monday, August 2, 2004

It's not too late ... The premise and promise of Israel in the Holy Land.

Should Israel remain the only isolated democracy in the Middle East? Should Israel continue to represent the 'dart board' for the surrounding non-democratic states to take their dart shots at indefinitely? I pray not. Israel's premise and its promise in the Holy Land should be that of the motivator to progress and emancipator of the downtrodden, and not the closed bordered and isolated fortress she now projects.
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by Israel Bonan @ 12:22 PM CST [Link]


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