Nur al-Cubicle

A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).

Monday, January 15, 2007

Rice gets roughed up by Israel

Juan Cole is certainly right about the contradictions in Israeli policies toward the Palestinians. As PM Olmert held talks with President Abbas last week, the Israeli Army carried out a major incursion into Ramallah. Now, as Secretary Rice is there to re-re-restart the Road Map, Israel announces a major expansion of the Maale Adoumim settlement.

Either Olmert is complicit in these actions, or he's a Prime Minister in Name Only