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How Kenya's 'Little Mogadishu' became a hub for Somali militants - Yahoo! News

How Kenya's 'Little Mogadishu' became a hub for Somali militants - Yahoo! News: "Eastleigh, Kenya – The streets of Eastleigh, a Somali enclave of Kenya's capital, Nairobi, are crowded and dirty. Sewage and rotting garbage flow through gullies. Police are virtually nonexistent; restaurants are locked, even when open, for safety reasons; and guns are readily available for sale at the market.

No one ever said 'Little Mogadishu' was paradise, but now the sprawling neighborhood has become a hub of financing and recruiting for militant Islamists waging holy war in neighboring Somalia, according to residents, security analysts, and diplomats."

Jamal Dajani: Settlement Freeze: Been There, Done That

Jamal Dajani: Settlement Freeze: Been There, Done That
What Mr. Netanyahu failed to mention is the fact that almost all land inside Israel's 1948 borders, including West Jerusalem, has been registered as "state land" managed by a body known as the Israel Lands Authority, which does not sell to Palestinians, especially residents of East Jerusalem who do not hold Israeli citizenship. But then again, Mr. Netanyahu continues his delay tactics following in the footsteps of his mentor the former Prime Minister Itzhak Shamir who, shortly after the Madrid conference, admitted that he had intended to play delaying tactics at the negotiating table for 10 years, while accelerating settlement-building and accomplishing facts on the ground, thus creating an irreversible situation that even the peace process would not overcome...his words cannot be more true today. Are we in for another round of ten-year delay tactics talking about "settlement freeze?"