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Post-Levy era: a more extreme government
Now Mordechai seems to be following in Levy's footsteps. With his earnest wish to go ahead with the redeployment and to stand by his past promises to honor the agreements, Mordechai might find himself, perhaps within months, obliged to make a choice between his portfolio and his commitments
Israel, Politics, 1/6/1998
Iranian call to start negotiations with US gets serious
Zeba lauded the statements of Iranian President Mohammed Khatami and deemed them a declaration of respect toward the US, which means that relations with Washington are no longer looked upon as treason.
Iran, Politics, 1/6/1998
Syria's Salman: Turkey's maneuvers are muscle-flexing targeting Arabs
In statements to Monte Carlo radio on Monday Syrian Information Minister Muhammad Salman has condemned the Israeli, Turkish, US military exercises and considered them as constituting a grave threat to the Arabs and Muslims as well.
Syria-Turkey, Politics, 1/6/1998
Ankara to explain its foreign policy to Arab, Islamic states
Turkish Foreign Minister Ismael Jeem said that during 1998 he will explain Turkish-Israeli relations to the Arab and Islamic states in the framework of a new initiative in Turkish Foreign policy
Turkey, Politics, 1/6/1998
Former leading Algerian politician criticizes political era preceding independence
Bin Youssef Bin Ghada who was in office during the era preceding the country's independence broke his silence and criticized the political leaders that have ruled Algeria since Algerian independence in 1962.
Algeria, History, 1/6/1998
Islamic Salvation Front member denies report of Bin Hagag death
The source expected that the home arrest imposed on Sheikh Abbas Madani would be lifted during the second half of the month of Ramadan.
Algeria, Politics, 1/6/1998
Life is so sweet, even after a bullet in the head
His critical wounds made it impossible to expect that he would ever return to life. But Hussein Karsu' of Gaza proved that sometimes hope and belief are much stronger than medical reports.
Palestine, Local, 1/6/1998
Lebanese leaders cast off Mordechai comments
It was the first time in more than 20 years that an Israeli official acknowledged the resolution, which calls for an immediate and unconditional withdrawal from a border enclave Israel has occupied in south Lebanon since 1985.
Lebanon-Israel, Politics, 1/6/1998
Shrimpers caught in Kuwaiti territorial waters
Kuwaiti Naval Inspection authorities apprehended those ships with the assistance of a number of helicopters and 17 boats in addition to a research ship that also monitors Kuwaiti territorial waters.
Kuwait, Local, 1/6/1998
Delegation of US congressmen in Lebanon
A U.S. delegation of congressmen said Monday there are real opportunities for peace in the Middle East region and affirmed American support for an independent and sovereign Lebanon.
Lebanon, Politics, 1/6/1998
Morocco renews commitment to Houston agreements
A statement issued by the Moroccan Ministry of the Interior called on all people of Saharan origin to go to the UN Identity Determination Committee and register their names for the ballot.
Morocco, Politics, 1/6/1998
Israel's oppressive practices mount in south Lebanon
Well-informed sources considered the Israeli occupation forces' shelling against the housing quarters in Majdal Zoun in a new violation of April Understanding.
Lebanon-Israel, Military, 1/6/1998
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