Wednesday, March 25, 2009


* Netanyahu 'will be peace partner' Israel's next prime minister, Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu, has said his incoming government will be a "partner for peace" with the Palestinians.

* Hamas says no date set for signing unity deal The Islamic Hamas movement on Wednesday denied reports that rival Palestinian factions will sign a reconciliation and unity deal next month.

* Egypt-Israel: An unfinished peace On March 26, 1979, Egypt and Israel signed a peace treaty on the White House lawn. It was an intensely emotional moment.

* Czech government falls, putting EU presidency at risk The Czech parliament on Tuesday (24 March) by a razor-thin majority voted down the government led by Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek, who currently holds the EU presidency.

* Joint Darfur aid warning issued More than a million people in Darfur will go without food rations by May unless new aid agencies are deployed.

* The End of the Global War on Terror The end of the Global War on Terror -- or at least the use of that phrase -- has been codified at the Pentagon.

* Atlantic Eye: Sarkozy's European voice In little more than a week, European leaders will meet with U.S. President Barack Obama in Strasbourg, France.

* EU Presidency: Obama Plans 'a Way to Hell' A top European Union politician on Wednesday slammed U.S. plans to spend its way out of recession as "a way to hell."

* Brown calls on EU to lead the way out of financial 'hurricane' In an unusually pro-European speech on Tuesday (24 March) UK prime minister Gordon Brown insisted that Britain was one of the EU's key players.

* The sheikh and the Shoah Etgar Lefkovits asks if the US Holocaust Memorial Museum is whitewashing the grand mufti's biography on-line.

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