A general tells Israel that its army must be still readier to fight

Come back later, when we’re ready IN THE twin towers of Israel’s Ministry of Defence and the neighbouring headquarters of the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) in central Tel Aviv, the brass hats summed up the end of the Jewish year with their customary briefings to politicians and journalists. With slideshows of maps and graphs showing why Israel’s armed forces are still the best in the region, the generals displayed their success in knocking out Iranian targets in Syria and stopping Hamas from menacing Israel from Gaza

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America turns its back on the Palestinian leadership

FORTY years ago the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) took a first step to representation in Washington, DC. President Jimmy Carter allowed it to open a three-person “information office” in 1978, though it was then considered a terrorist group. It was a move towards an American-brokered peace process meant to lead to a two-state solution.

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Zimbabwe: Is Opposition Coalition Without Tsvangirai, Mujuru Doomed to Fail?

[New Zimbabwe] The opposition coalition being formed by a group of smaller political parties in the country faces a legitimacy crisis if two of the country’s major parties keep out of the arrangement, political observers say.

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