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Abbas makes surprise visit to Iraq’s Kurdistan

Posted in Palestine and the International Community, Palestinian Refugees by beyondtheborder on April 14, 2009
Mahmoud Abbas and Mustafa Barzani

Mahmoud Abbas and Mustafa Barzani

The president was welcomed at the Irbil airport by Mustafa Barzani, the president of the Autonomous Kurdish Government, as well as Nechervan Idris Barzani, its prime minister.

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Abbas: Israel must accept two-state solution if it wants peace talks

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on April 6, 2009

Abbas was speaking during a surprise visit to Baghdad on the first such presidential visit since the US-led war in 2003.

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat told reporters that the main reason for Abbas’ visit was to address the issue of Palestinian refugees in Iraq, thousands of whom still live in Baghdad. Others are stranded on the Iraq-Syria border.

For full article, visit http://www.maannews.net/en/index.php?opr=ShowDetails&ID=36895

Robert Fisk’s World: A brave man who stood alone. If only the world had listened to him

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 27, 2009

“Tom Hurndall had stayed in Rafah. He was only 21 where – in his mother’s words – he lost his life through a single, selfless, human act. “Tom was shot in the head as he carried a single Palestinian child out of the range of an Israeli army sniper.” Mrs Hurndall asked me to write a preface to Tom’s book and this article is his preface, for a brave man who stood alone and showed more courage than most if us dreamed of. Forget tree huggers. Hurndall was one good man and true.”

For more, visit: http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/fisk/robert-fiskrsquos-world-a-brave-man-who-stood-alone-if-only-the-world-had-listened-to-him-1656067.html