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06 Sep

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective

Blair scraps London book signing

Former prime minister says he wants to avoid more ‘hassle’ after protests at Dublin event

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A mysterious judicial system

Dorothy Parvaz 06 Sep 2010 14:47 GMT
The arrest and trial of human rights activist Shiva Nazar-Ahari is part of an ongoing narrative………….
 
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Will Netanyahu extend the freeze?

By Nisreen El-Shamayleh                         

Hundreds of thousands of Jewish settlers of the illegal communities in the occupied West Bank cannot wait for September 26, 2010 to come. They will start building again as soon as the 10-month construction freeze expires. Some have started already.

The settlers did not need a pretext … whether or not some of them were casualties in the last two attacks by Hamas during the so-called political process in Washington. They were preparing to build anyway come the end of September.

They have said that a failure on the part of the Israeli government to issue construction permits will be understood as an extension of the freeze, and that that will have serious internal political implications. And it will. Netanyahu is the master of walking a political tightrope at home … but for how long?………………………….

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 Israeli FM doubts peace possibility

Lieberman quoted as saying deal with Palestinians unattainable in a year or ‘during the next generation’………………………………

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French Roma scheme aids integration

Laurence Lee in Paris 06 Sep 2010 09:06 GMT

Paris housing project helps a harassed community challenge the views shaping a heated political debate…………………………

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