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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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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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Media are full of information about the release of one Israeli soldier, Gilad Shalit, in exchange for 1 027 Palestinian prisoners. Shalit spent 5 years in an unknown place, in unknown conditions, without being sentenced by a court. He was captured during military service. By the end it was not clear whether he was alive.… » read more

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