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2008-07-23 06:00:11

By Anthony H. Cordesman Having just returned from the Middle East, I find it hard to have much optimism about peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Israel sees Hamas' control of Gaza as a situation it cannot do anything about. It also must deal with a weak and divided Palestinian Authority on the West Bank, increased arms smuggling and a growing threat from Israeli Arabs. Palestinians see a steady growth in Israeli settlements and restrictions, a weak Israeli government and...

2006-08-02 08:21:41

By Mohammed Assadi RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - The life of a Palestinian portrait artist in the West Bank is seldom lucrative, but it's certainly looking up for Waleed Ayyoub. Israel's conflict with Hizbollah has boosted the image of Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, the Lebanese guerrilla group's leader, provoking a surge in demand for portraits among Palestinians. Whereas Ayyoub, 33, used to deal mostly in portraits of late Palestinian president Yasser Arafat and former Egyptian leader...

2006-03-16 08:59:45

Please read spelling of U.S. consul-general's name as ... Jacob Walles ... instead of ... Jacob Wallace ... . A corrected story follows: RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - A Palestinian militant leader seized by Israel in a raid on a West Bank jail denied any responsibility for his group's 2001 assassination of an Israeli cabinet minister, his lawyer said on Thursday. "I reject the accusations," Ahmed Saadat was quoted as saying by his attorney, who met the Popular Front for the...

2006-03-16 09:45:21

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - A Palestinian militant leader seized by Israel in a raid on a West Bank jail denied any responsibility for his group's 2001 assassination of an Israeli cabinet minister, his lawyer said on Thursday. "I reject the accusations," Ahmed Saadat was quoted as saying by his attorney, who met the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) chief at an Israeli detention center in Jerusalem. Israel has said Saadat, taken into custody during a raid on a...

2006-03-15 23:31:07

SYDNEY (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Thursday that the United States had been in touch with Israel and the Palestinians to urge restraint after Israeli forces raided a West Bank jail this week. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday condemned Israel's raid on a Jericho jail to seize a militant leader as a crime that would not be forgiven and accused British and U.S. monitors supervising the prison of complicity with Israel. "We have, in the...

2006-03-15 12:02:56

By Wafa Amr JERICHO, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday condemned Israel's raid on a West Bank prison and seizure of a militant leader as a crime that would not be forgiven. Across the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, Palestinians went on strike over an Israeli operation that has boosted interim Prime Minister Ehud Olmert ahead of March 28 general elections. Israeli security forces were on high alert after Ahmed Saadat's Popular Front for the...

2006-03-15 12:02:32

By Wafa Amr JERICHO, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday condemned Israel's raid on a West Bank prison and seizure of a militant leader as a crime that would not be forgiven. Across the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, Palestinians went on strike over an Israeli operation that has boosted interim Prime Minister Ehud Olmert ahead of March 28 general elections. Israeli security forces were on high alert after Ahmed Saadat's Popular Front for the...

2006-03-15 07:48:29

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinians went on strike across the Gaza Strip and the West Bank on Wednesday and vowed a wave of demonstrations against Israel's seizure of the leader of a militant group from a Palestinian jail. Israeli security forces were on high alert after Ahmed Saadat's Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and the Islamist militant group Hamas promised retaliation. Israeli forces grabbed Saadat after tanks and bulldozers tore apart...

2006-03-15 05:47:37

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinians went on strike across the Gaza Strip and the West Bank on Wednesday and vowed a wave of demonstrations against Israel's seizure of the leader of a militant group from a Palestinian jail. Israeli security forces were on high alert after Ahmed Saadat's Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and the Islamist militant group Hamas promised retaliation. Israeli forces grabbed Saadat after tanks and bulldozers tore apart...

2006-03-15 03:15:00

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinians promised a wave of demonstrations and strikes on Wednesday to protest Israel's seizure of the leader of a radical group from a West Bank jail. Israeli security forces were on high alert after Ahmed Saadat's Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and the Islamist militant group Hamas promised retaliation. Israel forces grabbed Saadat after tanks and bulldozers tore apart Jericho jail on Tuesday. The Jewish state said the raid...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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