10 Mar

Events of Interest and Analyses

US: Israel undermining peace effort

Vice president condemns Israel for plan to construct 1,600 new homes in East Jerusalem.
Peace activist’s parents sue Israel
Biden in Israel
America’s Middle East fixer?
Expansion could derail talks
Are indirect talks key to peace?
Israeli police clash with protesters
Israel’s new war on Islamic sites


US family seeks Israeli damages


The family of a US student activist killed by an Israeli army bulldozer in Gaza has launched a case against the Israeli government.  

Rachel Corrie, whose family is seeking $324,000 in damages from the defence ministry, was one of several foreign activists killed in confrontations with Israel in occupied territory in the past decade.

She was nonviolently protesting against Palestinian home demolitions when the army bulldozer crushed her to death.

The proceedings on Wednesday in the Haifa district court in northern Israel, are likely to stoke controversy over Israel’s treatment of pro-Palestinian protesters.

The Israeli army says Corrie, 23, a member of the pro-Palestinian International Solidarity Movement, was fatally hit by a concrete slab on March 16, 2003, as a bulldozer cleared a hideout for Palestinian fighters in the Gaza area.



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The US was “very keen” to prevent Britain discovering how they were getting vital intelligence.


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