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Signs of the Times for Tue, 27 Jun 2006

June 26, 2006
The killing by Palestinian militants of two Israeli soldiers and the capture of a third from an army post close to the Gaza Strip set the scene for Israeli "reprisals" and "retaliation", according to the reports of BBC correspondents in Israel and Gaza yesterday.

The attack by the Palestinians, who sneaked through tunnels under the electronic fence surrounding Gaza, marked a "major escalation in cross-border tension" (Alan Johnston) that threatened to overturn "a week of progress on two fronts" (John Lyon): namely, the recent talks between Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in Jordan, and between rival Palestinian groups Fatah and Hamas.

Thus, according to the BBC's analysis, this attack ends the immediate chances for "peace" negotiations and provides the context for the next round of the conflict between the Israeli army and the Palestinians of Gaza. We are left to infer that all the suffering the army inflicts in the coming days and weeks should be attributed to this moment of "escalation" by the Palestinians.

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Ran HaCohen
The Electronic Intifada
26 June 2006
The history of occupation is not just that of Palestinian suffering and Israeli aggression; it is also the history of its ideology, the history of the fictions the Israeli society fabricates in order to justify its major colonial project which has just entered its 40th year. These fictions do have a history: one can trace their career from birth to maturity, their shifts from the margin to the center and vice versa, their rise and fall among definite segments of the Israeli society or media, sometimes their (reversible) death.

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By Ahmed Janabi
Thursday 22 June 2006, 8:31 Makka Time, 5:31 GMT
The US and British leaders may be getting domestic flak for their perceived mistakes in Iraq, but some observers in the Arab world see them as being quite successful - in carrying out a well-calculated plan to divide the country.

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By Rodrigue Tremblay
June 25, 2006

Canada was a French colony for over two centuries, from 1534 to 1759. It then became a British colony for about two centuries, i.e. from 1760 until the signing of the Treaty of Westminster, on December 11, 1931. However, it was only after World War II that Canada exercised fully its international independence.  Canada was an active original member of the United Nations, in 1945, and has provided the U. N. with peacemaking forces on numerous occasions. It is a legitimate question to ask if Canada's independence is threatened by the new minority conservative government's willingness to acquiesce to almost everything the Bush administration wants from it. Indeed, Stephen Harper's Conservatives seem to embrace wholeheartedly the puppet role the Bush administration wants it to play in the New American empire's adventures around the  globe.

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