Wednesday, May 31, 2006


Independent The Big Question: Can Hamas and Fatah ever agree on how to negotiate with Israel?
Hamas needs to offer the Palestinian people a better option
Ha’aretz – UN report: Unemployment and poverty in PA are worsening Number of poor people rises from 600,000 in 1999 to 1.6 million in 2005; unemployment reaches 23.5%.
Ha’aretz – Aluf Benn An umbrella or handcuffs?Bush's statement U.S. would come to Israel's aid in the event of an Iranian attack is the expression of a strategic change in relations between the two countries.
Gideon Samet This nonsense of not talking to Hamas If the question is properly framed, it is very possible that polls would find an Israeli majority for talking with the Haniyeh government just as a majority was formed for getting out of most of the territories
Editorial Contacts with Hamas It turns out that the siege on the Hamas government is not weakening it - at least not for now.
Israel tightens NATO ties in shadow of Iran nuclear jitters
Iranian Foreign Minister: 'There is no such country' as Israel
Daily Star Benefits of Israel leaving Shebaa Farms outweigh costs of occupation
Washington Institute The IDF and the Israeli Spirit
Yedioth Ahronoth Reorganize 'Israel Inc.'/ Bainerman
Here's why they call it the 'Jewish state' By Jonathan Cook
Knight-Ridder Israel shouldn't wait for recognition from Hamas, ex-Mossad chief says Efraim Halevy, the former head of Israel's Mossad intelligence agency, is breaking with his government and much of the international community by urging Israel to scrap its requirement that Hamas formally recognize the Jewish state before it will negotiate with the Islamist militants. "To demand of Hamas that they should recognize Israel as a condition is to set a very high bar over which they must leap," Halevy said. "I think it's unnecessary."
UPI Analysis: Palestine ripe for al-Qaida
Christian Science Monitor Jailed Hamas activists press for middle way Imprisoned members' statement, advocating a two-state solution, is resonating with many.
Jerusalem Post Westward boundBy HILARY LEILA KRIEGER A secular Muslim country looks to Israel as a bridge to Pax Americana.
Ha'aretz FM Livni meets Turkish counterpart for first time since Hamas row
İsrail'le stratejik işler Murat Yetkin
Sami KOHEN İlişkiler 'mükemmel' olabilir, ama...
Hüsnü Mahalli Nefes borusu!
Fikret Ertan Livni’nin ve İsrail’in dönüşümü

Guardian Syria's silent purge Simon Tisdall: Almost a year after Syria completed a humiliating military withdrawal from Lebanon amid predictions of imminent regime change in Damascus, President Bashar Assad is clawing back lost ground. Dozens of dissidents have been arrested in recent weeks.
Syria Comment
opposition News (May 31, 2006)
The Democracy of Fear
Does Syria's President Have The Will Or ConvictionTo Reform? By EHSANI2
Have There Been Reforms? Yes, Some.

SPIEGEL INTERVIEW WITH AHMADINEJAD"We Are Determined" Ahmadinejad discusses the Holocaust, the future of the state of Israel, mistakes made by the United States in Iraq and Tehran's nuclear conflict with the West.
Analysis: Interpreting the Iran-Iraq deal
Spiegel Tehran's Secret Helper Joschka Fischer on the mistakes and shortcomings in Washington's Middle East policies.
Christian Science Monitor Ethnic tensions could crack Iran's firm resolve against the world By Abbas William Samii
Türkiye ile AB'nin İran'a bakışı aynı

Washington Post A Political Path Out of Iraq By Fareed Zakaria, The reality is that only an effective political bargain will bring about order in Iraq. There needs to be a deal that gives all Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds strong incentives to cooperate.
Daily Star Don't declare a bogus victory to leave Iraq sooner By Ian Bremmer
Daily Star Iraq as an emerging Turkish-Iranian playing field By Safa A. Hussein
Daily Telegraph Saudis behind attacks Military sources say fighters from Saudi Arabia are leading other foreign terrorists in increasingly frequent attacks against British troops in Basra.

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Washington Post Editorial Still a Genocide There should be no ambiguity about Darfur.
Daily Star Arab liberals and Islamists, Unite! By Rami G. Khouri
Neo-cons question Bush's democratisation strategy
Al Hayat War didn't and doesn't bring democracy Wesley Clark - Anyone who has traveled regularly to the ME knows that the recent hopeful democratic moves in Lebanon, Egypt, and the Palestinian territories have causal roots that long predate our arrival in Iraq.


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