August

Bush Iraq policy seen as failure

Following the devastating bombing of the United Nations office in Baghdad, talk is increasingly turning to the failure of the Bush administration’s unilateralist Iraq policies and its “war on terrorism.”

Israeli, Palestinian groups respond to deepening crisis

Gush Shalom, an Israeli peace group, has issued a statement charging the Israeli government is responsible for the new round of violence in Israel and the West Bank and Gaza. The group said, “The renewed cycle of bloodshed has begun with the decision of the Israeli political and military echelons to implement – in the middle of the Hudna (cease-fire) – a series of ‘targeted liquidations,’ knowing full well that that act would lead to retaliation bombings and to the breaking of the Hudna.”

International Notes

Cuba: Trade pacts signed with Alabama / Iraq: Int’l union federation condemns attack on UN / Liberia: UN says humanitarian crisis continues / Czech Republic: New political crisis looms