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Bleak Future, Oct 2000

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In Jerusalem, tense and visibly unhappy Israelis and Palestinians brace themselves for the inevitable disaster, and the sane minority on both sides is feebly waiting for a miracle, which is very unlikely to occur. More…

A Somber Day of Attonment, Oct 2000

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A colleague of mine at Kol Hair , fled from Jerusalem on Friday, 8 October, taking with him his wife and the two months old baby daughter to seek a refuge at his parents’s home in the Israeli-Arab village of Tirah. The story is chilling enough, to remind any Israeli with some sense of history the events in the weimar Republic More…

A Somber Day of Attonment, Sept 2000

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A colleague of mine at Kol Hair , fled from Jerusalem on Friday, 8 October, taking with him his wife and the two months old baby daughter to seek a refuge at his parents’s home in the Israeli-Arab village of Tirah. More…

The Process That Never Was, Sep 2000

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The strange peace process between Israel and the Palestinians are continues unabated, and the actual facts on the ground are becoming increasingly immaterial. Instead of addressing the obstacles seriously there is quite a lot of idle talk about the "secular revolution", More…

Bibiphobia, Barak's hope, Sep 2000

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The morning of 11 September was relatively happy for the Israeli Prime-Minister Ehud Barak. The decision of PLO’s central committee to postpone the declaration of Palestinian statehood was interpreted by most observers here as a great victory for the Israeli diplomacy More…

Friendly Fire, August 2000

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Dr Ahmed Tibi, a member of the Israeli Knesset, an unofficial advisor to Yassir Arafat and a relatively popular Tv personality here, was interviewed on 27 August by the pro-establishment journalist Dan Margalit, and expressed his more-than-reasonable opinion, More…

The New Deal, Augost 2000

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For the best part of July we had to make do with dubious reports from Camp-David, and the more honest reporters have simply admitted, that they had no idea and no real leaks from the supposedly intense deliberations. The phoney ones were too obvious and easily detectable, so they failed to cause any real damage. More…