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Gaza Crisis (2008)

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  • WEST BANK: Palestinian Authority elects to skip local elections after all

     
    A surprise decision Thursday to postpone local elections in the West Bank drew prompt condemnation from a number of Palestinian political factions and organizations. Critics say the the decision was made after Fatah, which controls the Palestinian...
  • MIDDLE EAST: Turkey to open free trade zone with Arab states as Erdogan denies axis shift

     
    Turkey's east-west balancing act has become considerably more precarious since the deadly Israeli flotilla raid nearly two weeks ago, but Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan appears determined to have the best of both worlds. He made this clear Thursday...
  • ISRAEL: Inquiry commission haunts politicians

     
    Israel continues to negotiate with the U.S. in an attempt to find the right formula for investigating the flotilla raid that will satisfy everyone. Decision-makers are juggling protecting Israel from an international investigation with protecting...
  • In Muslim nations, Obama approval slips

     
    by Paul Richter Confidence in President Obama among the world's Muslims is slipping, according to a poll of global attitudes that also found widespread concern that the United States remained a go-it-alone nation even under the new administration. The...
  • LEBANON, ISRAEL: Politicians trade barbs as activists prepare to set sail for Gaza

     
    Israel's deadly raid on a Turkish aid ship heading to the Gaza Strip may have sparked outrage from the international community and soured relations with Ankara, but what happened aboard the Mavi Marmara might pale compared to what could happen......
  • Protesters block unloading of Israeli cargo ship in Oakland

     
    Pro-Palestinian protesters on Sunday created a blockade of their own on Sunday by gathering at the Port of Oakland before dawn to block the unloading of an Israeli cargo ship. Longshoreman working the day shift agreed not to cross the......
  • EGYPT: Trouble in the Sinai Peninsula

     
    Clashes between Bedouin tribesmen and Egyptian police have added fresh worries in the Sinai Peninsula, where security forces face rising crime, illegal migrants, terrorist threats and protecting oil and gas pipelines from attacks. Police and Bedouins have...
  • IRAN: Controversial attempt to break Israeli blockade of Gaza called off

     
    OK, people, relax. World War III is not going to break out this weekend over a high-seas confrontation between Iranian aid ships headed to the Gaza Strip and Israeli gunboats aiming to stop them. International observers (including certain overworked...
  • ISRAEL: Captive soldier's family marches for his release

     
    Four years after Gilad Shalit was captured by Palestinian militants in a cross-border raid, his family embarked Sunday on a campaign to heighten pressure on Israel's government to make a deal for the release their son. Noam and Aviva Shalit......
  • WEST BANK: The finger-pointing over who's leaving Gaza in the dark is back

     
    Hamas advisor Yousef Rezka said Monday that worsening brown-outs in the Gaza Strip are being caused by the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority, which wants to “to punish the residents of Gaza for their support for Hamas.” Hamas took control of the......
  • TURKEY: Public censure for Israel amid reports of private overtures

     
    If you are confused about Turkey's current policy towards Israel, you are not alone. The former Israeli strategic partner continues to demand that Israel be held accountable for last month's deadly raid on a Gaza flotilla, even as reports emerge......