News and Analysis (7/7/11)

While Israel’s defenders quote out of context the Red Cross official who also said, “continued restrictions on the movement of people and difficulties in importing building materials hampered sustainable economic recovery and dashed any hope of leading a normal and dignified life” …

… Israel boycotts the U.N. official who “wrote a report criticising Israel’s response to a border incursion by Palestinian protesters in May”:

“We will wait no matter how long it takes. We’ve learned patience from the Palestinian people who have been resisting Israeli occupation for 60 years, so we can wait. We are not going to move until our government makes some solution for the Greek government to let us sail away” – Alejandro Fierro, activist aboard a Spanish boat:

Has the “Arab Summer” arrived?

“By extending liability beyond the UK’s territorial limits and outside Europe, the ruling will have far-reaching implications for military operations around the world”

Becoming “the first high-ranking official to make the public allegation”:

“The Muslim Brotherhood supports private enterprise, a stock market and engagement with the global economy”:

“A NATO air strike has killed at least 14 civilians, including eight children, in the eastern Afghan province of Khost, local police say,” but “Nato said four Taliban members had been killed in the strike”:

“Prosecutors formally charged the suspect, Arid Uka, with murder and said he carried out the attack only a day after viewing a propaganda video on the Internet that purported to show foreign soldiers raping Muslim women”:

Rebels now “hold much of Libya’s east, plus Misrata and several towns in the Nafusa mountains near the Tunisian border”:


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