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Archive for April 16th, 2009

West Bank a Time Bomb Waiting to Explode

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Analysis by Mel Frykberg

16 Apr 09 | IPS

Tension between Israel and Palestinians is rising sharply as reflected in a number of increasingly bloody and violent confrontations since Israel’s devastating war in Gaza at the beginning of the year. Read the rest of this entry »

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16 April 2009 at 4:09 pm

Israel to Judaize More of al-Quds

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16 Apr 09 | PTV

Israel is to demolish some 90 houses in mainly Arab east al-Quds in a move that will deprive more than 1,500 Palestinians of their homes.


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16 April 2009 at 4:06 pm

Israel Backs Off from Attack on Iran

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16 Apr 09 | PTV

Israel has retracted a military option against Iran just after Washington refused to back up Tel Aviv’s attack to halt Tehran’s nuclear work.


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16 April 2009 at 4:00 pm

Errant Drone Attacks Spur Militants in Pakistan

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Analysis by Gareth Porter

15 Apr 09 | IPS

The U.S. programme of drone aircraft strikes against higher-ranking officials of al Qaeda and allied militant organisations, which has been touted by proponents as having eliminated nine of the 20 top al Qaeda leaders, is actually weakening Pakistan’s defence against the insurgency of the Islamic militants there by killing large numbers of civilians based on faulty intelligence and discrediting the Pakistani military, according to data from the Pakistani government and interviews with senior analysts. Read the rest of this entry »

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16 April 2009 at 3:57 pm

ACLU Demands Disclosure of Torture Memos

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16 Apr 09 | PTV and Raw Story

ACLU expresses concern that the US President might not publicly release the previous administration’s memos authorizing torture.


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16 April 2009 at 3:54 pm

Russia: No S-300 Delivery to Iran

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15-16 Apr 09 | PTV

Russia’s state arms export service has declared that the country is not delivering its advanced S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Iran.


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16 April 2009 at 3:44 pm

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Is America the New Russia?

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by Martin Wolf

13 Apr 09 | FT

Is the US Russia? The question seems provocative, if not outrageous. Yet the person asking it is Simon Johnson, former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund and a professor at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In an article in the May issue of the Atlantic Monthly, Prof Johnson compares the hold of the “financial oligarchy” over US policy with that of business elites in emerging countries. Do such comparisons make sense? The answer is Yes, but only up to a point. Read the rest of this entry »

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16 April 2009 at 3:23 pm

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