16 Mar

Events of Interest and Analyses

Clashes break out in east Jerusalem

Unrest after Hamas movement calls for “day of rage” over reopening of synagogue.
Israel rejects settlement halt
Israel rebuilds synagogue
The undoing of Obama’s Cairo speech
Israel’s new war on Islamic sites
Jerusalem’s religious heart


Indian firms defy child labour ban

Despite 24-year ban, child labour in India continues with millions at work.

Political umbrage in Washington?

US has been denied “even the illusion of progress” for peace, says former CIA official.
By Marwan Bishara in
  • on March 15th, 2010

    Photo by EPA

    Netanyahu is clear he will defend what he terms Israel’s “vital interests”. Can Obama make the same declaration for the US?

    Over the last several months, Shimon Peres, the Israeli president, and Barack Obama, the US president, have led the campaign praise for Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, despite his extremist views.

    Peres, for long Netanyahu’s political nemesis and considered the architect of the 1993 Oslo Peace Process along with Mahmoud Abbas, commended the right-wing Likud leader’s stance on peace as “brave and real”.


    How Israel has made Jerusalem indivisible

    Le Monde (Translation by Google)


    Obama runs out of patience with Israel

    The Independent

    Defence of settlement construction has provoked the ‘biggest crisis in relations with US for 35 years’.


    Pentagon inquiry into freelance ‘spy cell’

    The Independent, Tuesday, 16 March 2010

    A US defence department official is under investigation for allegedly hiring private contractors to gather intelligence on suspected insurgents in Afghanistan and Pakistan.


    Herbert: Workers Crushed by Toyota

    Bob Herbert, NYT

    Toyota is paying the state back with the foulest form of ingratitude.

     California is one of the key reasons that Toyota is the wealthiest carmaker on the planet.



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