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Day After UN Voting

Outbreak of joy in the West Bank. Hidden anger in Israel. The situation is well illustrated by the drawing from the yesterday’s International Herald Tribune- ecstatic Abbas receiving the decision about his upgrade to a nonmember observer state status at the United Nations and Obama making a remark to Netanjahu in the plenary room: “It… » read more

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The Gaza conflict ceasefire has still been in place since it took effect. Israel has not been attacked by militant rockets and, in result, it has not carried out any reprisal attacks. It might be expected that this state of bliss will soon be over, if not literally then at least media silence over Gaza… » read more

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When everyone talks about truce, there exists a strong suspicion that each has got something else in mind – the idea behind it differs. Great authorities of worldwide politics such as UN Secretary General to begin with, US Secretary of State or finally the president of Egypt have already engaged into the conflict in the… » read more

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Breakthrough?

If the left-wing in the new EU countries has been lately succeeding in anything, it has been mainly due to new political parties. They have appeared on a political arena and forming an alliance with so called “old social democratic parties” they have been gaining the majority of votes. Let me mention for instance Slovenia,… » read more

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This morning Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski via twitter made a ‘political analysis’ of Barack Obama’s victory – ‘My intuition once again told me rightly that with the polls on a knife-edge the current President has an advantage’. It is a little embarrassing for the incumbent Minister of Foreign Affairs. Embarrassing – because it is… » read more

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