29 Jan

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective





Thousands in Cairo defy curfew

At least three people killed as protesters attempt to storm the interior ministry in Cairo.
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2011 15:07 GMT

Egypt not trending in China

Beijing blocks searches for “Egypt” from microblogging site following protests there.
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2011 09:48 GMT

New protests erupt in Yemen

Activists calling for the ouster of president clash with government supporters in Sanaa.
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2011 13:06 GMT

The threat of a one-state solution

PA negotiators are increasingly proposing an idea that’s met with derision from Israelis, sharp criticism from the US.

Erekat raised the one-state option during several 2009 meetings with US envoy George Mitchell [EPA]

Palestinian negotiators are more frequently threatening to abandon the goal of a two-state solution in their conflict with Israel and are pushing for a one-state option instead.

The Palestinian Authority (PA) is very well aware that a one-state solution constitutes a threat to Israel, and has used the threat during half a dozen meetings documented in The Palestine Papers.

The two-state solution remains the conceptual basis for Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. However, as it has failed to accomplish a final agreement, Palestinian interest in a one-state solution has seemingly grown.

The one-state solution is generally presented as a nightmare scenario for Israel. The likelihood that Palestinians might one day constitute an electoral majority in a bi-national state – which is seen as inevitable – is viewed by many Israeli Jews as a threat to the ‘Jewish character’ of the country.


Egypt: The youth perspective

Inside Story 29 Jan 2011 12:45 GMT
Young people are at the forefront of protests in Egypt, but do they believe that they can bring about change?


A nation’s future is in the balance

A brutal regime is fighting, bloodily, for its life in Egypt. Robert Fisk reports from the streets of……………………………………………


Iran hangs Iranian-Dutch woman for drug smuggling

An Iranian-Dutch woman, arrested after taking part in anti-government protests in Iran in 2009, has been hanged for drug smuggling, the semi-official Mehr news agency said today.

Egypt’s day of reckoning


‘This is the Arab world’s Berlin moment’

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