Issues / Uncategorized
Much has been written in support of and against Sharons planned disengagement from the Gaza Strip, to include the dismantling of the settlements in the Gaza Strip, isolated settlements in the northern part of the West Bank, and the redeployment of the Israeli army within the Gaza Strip; yet one crucially important aspect has been overlooked by most commentators: the precedent of dismantling settlements and its potentially transforming and cathartic affect on Israeli society.
While there are many negative things one can say about the late Yasser Arafat, he was not the primary reason for the breakdown in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
Guns that had been silent for two years became active again in early November, with President Laurent Gbagbos government launching an all-out air attack on rebel positions, and in the process "mistakenly" killing nine French soldiers.
Except for the lack of congressional resistance, the situation in the Israeli-occupied territories mirrors that of apartheid South Africa. Palestinians are being forced, either by choice or fate, to agree to "acceptable" candidates for elections to offices that will have only as much power as the Israeli government, underwritten by the Bush administration, grants.
The unequivocal French rejection of the new European Constitution anticipates the turbulence ahead in much of Europe.
As the costs begin to escalate in the Gulf States, the costs of another quagmire mountthat of the Iraq War.
Bush declares war on the world,
"I don't want to see a single war millionaire created in the United States as a result of this world disaster."
President George W. Bush go on live television before a tough crowd to explain his Iraq strategy.
U.S. and North Korean negotiators have met at least 10 times, what's next?