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Nasrallah’s deputy: Hizbullah prepared for another conflict with Israel

Posted by claudiacampli su 28 febbraio, 2009

Sheikh Naim Kassem tells Le Figaro Shiite groups ‘reserves the right’ to avenge Mugniyah assassination,’ but adds ‘this won’t justify a declaration of war on Israel’s part’
Ynet

Hizbullah is prepared for the possibility of another armed conflict with Israel, but it “has no interest in another war in Lebanon,” the Shiite group’s deputy secretary-general said Friday. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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The governmental demon

Posted by claudiacampli su 28 febbraio, 2009

Haaretz

By Elia Leibowitz

Out of the melodrama of Israeli public discourse, two popular demons often emerge: the ethnic demon and the demographic demon. Last week, a third popular demon awoke from its brief hibernation: the governmental demon. Those who roused it from its sleep were the heads of Israel’s four largest parties, who found one issue on which they agree completely. In their view, the root of all the state’s problems is this demon – in other words, the electoral system and the system of government. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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Netanyahu: Palestinians should govern their own lives, but not threaten ours

Posted by claudiacampli su 28 febbraio, 2009

By Haaretz Service

Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu says he believes in the Palestinians’ right to self governance, The Washington Post has reported. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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EU foreign policy chief tours Gaza

Posted by claudiacampli su 28 febbraio, 2009

IHT

By Taghreed El-Khodary and Isabel Kershner

Published: February 27, 2009

CAIRO: Javier Solana, the European Union foreign policy chief, toured the war-torn Gaza Strip on Friday – the highest-ranking European official to visit the territory since it was overrun by Hamas militants nearly two years ago.

Solana’s visit to Gaza was a sign of increasing international engagement in the long-isolated Palestinian enclave.

His tour comes amid a flurry of talks on an Israel-Hamas truce, reconciliation between Palestinian factions and donations for Gaza’s reconstruction after Israel’s devastating offensive. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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Netanyahu Fails Again to Sway Livni

Posted by valecardia su 27 febbraio, 2009

WASHINGTON POST

JERUSALEM, Feb. 27 — Prime Minister-designate Binyamin Netanyahu on Friday failed a second time to win Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni’s agreement to join a government of national unity, increasing the likelihood that Israel will be led by a narrow coalition of parties opposed to or skeptical of talks with the Palestinians.

After meeting with Livni, Netanyahu told reporters that he had offered her centrist Kadima party full partnership in the government and two of the three top cabinet posts — foreign minister, defense minister and finance minister — but that she turned him down. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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No deal in Israel coalition talks

Posted by gaetanoditommaso su 27 febbraio, 2009

BBC NEWS

27 February 2009

Israel’s prime minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu says talks to include the centrist Kadima party in a coalition have ended without agreement.

The Likud leader said he had faced “categorical rejection” in 90-minute talks with Kadima leader Tzipi Livni.

Minutes earlier, Mrs Livni said the meeting “concluded without agreement on key issues”.

Mr Netanyahu has been tasked with forming a government in the wake of elections earlier this month.

In other regional developments, Israel’s military attacked alleged smuggling tunnels in Gaza on Thursday, in what it said was retaliation for earlier rocket launches.

EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana has been touring Gaza and expressed his support for its reconstruction, as the European Commission said it was ready to pledge 436m euros (£389m) in aid. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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Despair and rage among Gaza’s youths

Posted by gaetanoditommaso su 27 febbraio, 2009

BBC NEWS

27 February 2009

By Heather Sharp
BBC News, Gaza

Ten young men sit talking and smoking by the light of a paraffin lamp in a basement room.

The flags of militant groups – Hamas, Islamic Jihad – flutter outside among the densely packed cinder-block houses of Gaza’s Jabaliya refugee camp.

The area is a key haunt of the factions behind the rocket attacks that Israel’s recent assault on Gaza was aimed at ending.

Its frustrated, mainly unemployed youths are prime recruitment targets for the militants.

But as the young men, sitting in coats in the unheated room, mull over Israel’s 22-day operation, despair is as common a theme as revenge.

About half of the group say they have been members of armed groups at some point. Others now say they want to join. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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U.S. Helps Palestinians Build Force for Security

Posted by gaetanoditommaso su 27 febbraio, 2009

JERICHO, West Bank — They rappel down a 65-foot tower, navigate obstacle courses, shoot in the firing range and sleep in pristine barracks. They eat in an air-conditioned mess where brushed aluminum glints from every kitchen surface. Rows of Land Rovers stand by. The entrance reads “The Presidential Guard, Always in Front: Strength, Sacrifice, Redemption.”

One year ago, this 18-acre campus built with $10 million of American taxpayer money was another piece of Jordan Valley desert, and Palestinian guardsmen slept on flea-bitten mattresses and took meals on their laps. Along with a 35-acre, $11 million operations camp a few miles away, also American-financed, it is a real step forward in an otherwise moribund process of Palestinian state-building.

“These guys now feel like they’re on a winning team, that they are building a Palestinian state,” said Lt. Gen. Keith W. Dayton, the American who has been overseeing the training of Palestinian forces, as he watched exercises on Thursday. “And I wouldn’t stay if I didn’t think they were going to do it. I have complete confidence in the Palestinian leadership, and I’m convinced the new administration is serious about this.” Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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Israel: U.S. Envoy to Meet Netanyahu

Posted by gaetanoditommaso su 26 febbraio, 2009

TIME

26 February 2009

(JERUSALEM) — The special U.S. envoy tasked with jump-starting flagging peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians will huddle Thursday with Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu, a vocal opponent of the negotiations.

The meeting will be the first between Netanyahu and George Mitchell since Netanyahu was designated to lead Israel’s next government. (See pictures of Israel at 60.)

The Obama administration has dispatched Mitchell to the region for the second time in its first month, an indication of the new U.S. president’s determination to press a resolution of the decades-old conflict. Hillary Clinton is due in the area next week on her first trip since being appointed the new U.S. secretary of state.

Mitchell hopes to re-energize stalled talks, over the objections of Netanyahu, who thinks the latest round of U.S.-backed negotiations was a waste of time and wants to promote Palestinian prosperity instead of Palestinian statehood. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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Israeli right joins coalition bid

Posted by gaetanoditommaso su 26 febbraio, 2009

BBC NEWS

26 February 2009

Israel’s Likud party has met parties of the far right and religious right for talks on forming the next government.

Earlier talks with Likud’s centrist rivals could not agree on terms, though Likud leader and one-time PM Benjamin Netanyahu is sill hopeful of a deal.

The centrist Kadima party won one more seat than Likud in the 10 February poll but Likud was asked to form a coalition as it had more support from other MPs.

The coalition makeup is seen as crucial in securing Palestinian-Israeli peace.

Analysts say a government of right-wingers and Orthodox Jews who champion settlement-building and oppose land-for-peace deals might jeopardise prospects for peace.

A more moderate-looking government which included Kadima and the centre-left Labour party might find more favour with Israel’s international backers, they say. Leggi il seguito di questo post »

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