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Obama to Tell Israel: Form New Peace Policy By July

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2 Jun 09 | Ha’aretz and FT

United States President Barack Obama intends to give Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu four to six weeks to provide an “updated position” regarding construction in West Bank settlements and the two-state principle. Read the rest of this entry »

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2 June 2009 at 10:47 pm

Obama Hints at Iran’s Citizen Nuclear Program Being ‘Legitimate’; Barak Calls for Tougher Sanctions on Iranians

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2 Jun 09 | Ha’aretz and PTV

United States President Barack Obama reiterated that Iran may have some right to nuclear energy – provided it takes steps to prove its aspirations are peaceful.


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2 June 2009 at 10:33 pm

Poll: Most Americans Against Closing Gitmo; Dems Fund Wars, IMF, Not Gitmo Closing

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2 Jun 09 | PTV and Raw Story

Two-thirds of Americans are against closing the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba with even more rejecting the idea of relocating its detainees to U.S. prisons. Read the rest of this entry »

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2 June 2009 at 9:56 pm

Study Likens Israel to South African Apartheid; U.S. Pressed to End Gaza Blockade

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2 Jun 09 | PTV, FT, Ha’aretz, CSM and LAT

An expert study concludes that Israel is policing Palestinian territories with an apartheid system that resembles the one which almost fragmented South Africa.


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Geithner Visit: Chinese Economists Skeptical of U.S. Strength

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2 Jun 09 | CSM

A survey of 23 experts finds deep concern about Beijing’s large dollar holdings. Read the rest of this entry »

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2 June 2009 at 8:13 pm

Merkel Breaks Unwritten Rule Mauling Central Banks

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2 Jun 09 | FT

Unconventional monetary policies being pursued by the world’s main central banks could aggravate rather than ease the economic crisis, Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, suggested on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

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2 June 2009 at 7:59 pm

In Change of Tactics, U.N. Now Hopes for ‘Flood of Drugs’ in Afghanistan

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31 May 09 | AWC News

U.N. Drug Chief: “There will be so much opium inside Afghanistan.” Read the rest of this entry »

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1 June 2009 at 11:04 pm

Posted in Afghanistan, Pakistan, UN