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Entries from May 2008

Syrian farmers in the Occupied Golan sell cherries to Syria

May 29th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Syrian farmers living under Israeli occupation have asked Israel to allow them to sell their cherries inside Syria. Living under occupation means they can not travel to Syria or visit their families, and they certainly can’t send shipments of their produce into Syria. They are trapped under Israeli military rule and most of their land […]

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Under the Bombs

May 25th, 2008 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

This is a concept film. It’s experimental. The experiment grates, and gets in the way every time it rears its head. But surprisingly, that doesn’t stop this being a memorable film, with a simple, well told story. Under the Bombs (??? ?????) is set in the aftermath July war between Lebanon and Israel in 2006. […]

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Countdown

May 24th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

The countdown is on. In 23 hours, Lebanon will have a new president.

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The Lebanese deal

May 22nd, 2008 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Here are the details of the agreement: A new thirty member unity-cabinet: 16 chosen by March 14, 11 chosen by the Opposition and 3 chosen by the president. The use of weapons is banned in internal conflicts (but no decision on the future of Hizbollah’s weapons). Opposition camps in Downtown Beirut will be dismantled (this […]

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Israel warns Syria

May 22nd, 2008 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

‘Moderate’ Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni says if Syria wants a peace deal, it must cut its ties with Iran, Hizbollah and Hamas.

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Israel agrees to withdraw to 1967 armistice line

May 22nd, 2008 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Syria claims that Israel has agreed to withdraw to the 1967 armistice line and hand back the Golan Heights. This would equal what Ehud Barak offered in 2000. But it would mean a tiny part of the Golan captured in 1948 remains in Israeli hands. That is the key sticking point, because that 10 metre […]

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Happy Levant

May 21st, 2008 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

No-one knows which way to look. To the west – where Lebanon’s rival factions have agreed an all-encompassing deal to end the 18 month political crisis. The Opposition tents are being taken down, Lebanon will have a president by the weekend, and the government will finally represent the whole country. None of that would have […]

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May 21st, 2008 · No Comments · Uncategorized

SYRIA CONFIRMS CONDUCTING INDIRECT PEACE TALKS WITH ISRAELTHROUGH TURKEY-FOREIGN MINISTRY STATEMENT

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May 21st, 2008 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Lebanon presidential vote will be on Sunday

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May 21st, 2008 · No Comments · Uncategorized

TALKS WITH SYRIA WON’T BE AT EXPENSE OF PEACE NEGOTIATIONS WITHPALESTINIANS – ISRAELI OFFICIAL

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