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The town of Sederot is as young as Israel itself. It was established in 1951 and it is inhabited by 24 thousand people. Nobody would probably ever know that such a town exists if it wasn’t for its location- it is situated about one kilometre away from the Gaza Strip border. Its dark fame derives… » read more

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As we know, Israeli authorities rejected the UN resolution concerning Palestine. Yesterday I spoke to president Simon Peres who can find a positive side to this situation, as it is usually the case with an experienced man. He said that after the last “seven-day-long war” and the UNs decision, the only thing that is left… » 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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Many people think that the European Parliament has a decorative role and only approves decisions taken elsewhere. Or does not approve. Yesterday it gave a consent to a seemingly trivial thing that concerns trade in medicines. The European Union considers trade agreements as an important tool of foreign policy. Mediterranean countries are covered by the… » read more

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What Mitt will say?

American politicians are trying to guess or predict, according to American doctrines, who may be Mitt Romney as president of the United States. It is not an easy task because the Republican candidate started his contacts with the world by hosting in his family house, in his youth, an Italian student. Then he visited Europe… » read more

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Grass and Israel

I will probably return more than once to the “poem by Günter Grass”. Today I would like to say a few words on the reactions in Israel. I disapprove of this work and its political message. However, I find Israel’s reaction unfortunate and counterproductive. I understand that Grass was condemned but the ban on crossing… » read more

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Grass’s revival

Günter Grass has caused a fuss. His views expressed in the geopolitical poem “What must be said” are shocking because of two reasons: the credibility of the author and the total antagonism towards the German policy in the Middle East. Grass, the 85-year-old poetaster, after having received the Nobel Prize award and admitted that he… » read more

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In Strasbourg it’s almost spring. It is still not green, but much warmer than in Poland. And in the European Parliament it is even hot. Nicolas Sarkozy was the first target of parliamentary attacks. His idea of France withdrawing from Schengen area provoked disgust of some of the MEPs and the mockery among others. There… » read more

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Drama over Iran’s nuclear program takes place on three stages. First stage refers to the two capital cities – Jerusalem and Washington. Signals from there are clear. Israel is willing to use force, and Washington will not be able to resist. What will happen next? It is not known, but the Israelis believe that the… » read more

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