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2005-11-25 07:53:07

By Jonathan Saul JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said on Friday it hoped the European Union would not return to a "one-sided" policy in the Middle East after EU diplomats criticized Israeli actions in East Jerusalem as harmful to peace prospects. Often-strained relations have improved following this year's evacuation of settlers from the occupied Gaza Strip, one of the territories that Palestinians seek for a state. But a draft report by diplomats in East Jerusalem and Ramallah to...

2005-07-15 19:43:39

By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Switzerland, in its capacity as guardian of the Geneva Conventions, urged Israel on Friday to promise to dismantle its West Bank barrier in the event the threat of Palestinian suicide bombings eases. Swiss Ambassador Peter Maurer, in a report to the 191-nation U.N. General Assembly, said convention ratifiers also wanted the Palestinian Authority to keep working on its commitment to improve the security situation in Israel. The Fourth Geneva...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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