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January 27, 2010

News and Analysis (1/26/10)

The singer’s attorney disputes the charges and says the arrest is an attempt to stifle free speech …

… while a violation of free press is reversed:

As Hamas and Fatah trade accusations as to which has legal and democratic authority, Palestinians want to know how they can “build a state and a viable political system … when we can’t even have simple elections?”:

American soldiers “help to plan missions, develop tactics and provide weapons and munitions” without personally taking part in the raids:

70% of the Gazans stand to lose electricity unless a new agreement and payment schedule can be drafted by Thursday …

… and the strangled economy is unable to absorb construction workers laid off by the temporary settlement freeze:

Preferring a strategy that would shorten the US military efforts, the Obama administration wrestles with the idea of reconciliation for upper-level Taliban members:

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