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Al Jazeera English - News

Al Jazeera English - News: "Al Jazeera's David Chater reports on how the Israeli-Palestinian conflict came to Teaneck, New Jersey this week."
At an orthodox synagogue they were selling the message "invest in Israel's future - strengthen the settlements".
The project is aimed at getting American Jews to fill the financial gap left after the Israeli government decided to eliminate subsidies for building on the West Bank by encouraging them to purchase second homes in one of the many existing illegal settlements.
Ten settlements deep inside the occupied Palestinian territory are being promoted at the fair.
'Ideological investment'
Investors are assured that according to Israeli law there is no possibility of their ownership rights being violated.
No mention is made of the fact that all of the settlements are illegal under international law.
The settlements breach the Geneva Conventions and Security Council resolutions 446, 465 and 471, which require the di…

U.S. blasted for treatment of detainees - Yahoo! News

By EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press Writer

U.S. blasted for treatment of detainees - Yahoo! News: "UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. human rights chief expressed concern Wednesday at recent U.S. legislative and judicial actions that she said leave hundreds of detainees without any way to challenge their indefinite imprisonment. "
Louise Arbour referred to the Military Commissions Act approved by Congress last year and last month's federal appeals court ruling that Guantanamo Bay detainees cannot use the U.S. court system to challenge their detention. The case is likely to go to the Supreme Court.

Arbour was critical of the ruling, calling on the judicial system to "rise to its long-standing reputation as a guardian of fundamental human rights and civil liberties and provide the protection to all that are under the authority, control, and therefore in my view jurisdiction of the United States."

Twice before, the Supreme Court issued ruling giving Guantanamo detainees ful…

Hezbollah Signals It's Open to Talks With United States - April 11, 2005 - The New York Sun

Hezbollah Signals It's Open to Talks With United States - April 11, 2005 - The New York Sun
WASHINGTON - A Hezbollah political leader told a delegation of former European and American officials last month that the Bush administration approached the organization for talks following September 11, 2001, and that the group would be open to new discussions.......................