THE ISRAELI government of Ariel Sharon stuck two fingers up at the
United Nations (UN) after the UN general assembly passed a resolution on
21 October condemning Israel’s ’security fence’. Israeli deputy prime
minister Ehud Olmert said: "The fence will continue being built..."
PUBLICATION OF George Bush’s long-delayed ’road map’ to a
Israeli-Palestinian peace settlement and an independent Palestinian
state by 2005, was inched forward last week. But only after Palestinian
president Yasser Arafat agreed, at the eleventh hour, to a new cabinet
led by the ’moderate’...
PALESTINIAN MILITIAS have declared a three month suspension in armed
attacks against Israel and the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) has withdrawn
from parts of the Gaza strip. There will be hopes worldwide that this is
the start of a process that will end the bloodshed and lead to a peace
Nearly 10,000 Israeli Jews and Palestinians came out to protest in
central Tel Aviv on Saturday, against the aftermath of the attack on the
aid flotilla, the siege on Gaza, the occupation, and the government of
the far right.