It follows their Facebook pages, uses fake profiles to 'befriend' them and presents screenshots of posts in court – this is how Israel Police is adding social activists to its virtual surveillance list. 'They know what I write and do,' Ethiopian protest leader says.09:46 06.02.16 | 1 comments
The Obama/Clinton reaction seems knee-jerk and arbitrary. If Israel concedes to these demands, there doesn't seem to be a plan to follow. Abbas is weak, there are two Palestines but we're only talking to one of their governments (the non-elected one). All this, while the Palestinians are calling for riots because the Jews have rebuilt a synagogue that the Jordanians destroyed in 1948. I think that if Obama/Clinton have really prepared for this moment, America's rebuke of Israel could serve as the Palestinian leadership much needed claim of victory legitimizing Abbas and enabling him to negotiate and compromise; it's a diplomatic parallel to Sadat's claim that the 1973 war was an Arab victory that gave him the political cover to dialog with Israel. However, after seeing how Secretary Clinton didn't even proofread the Russian writing on the "Reset" button (which actually said "Overcharge") that she presented to her Russian counterpart, I don't think she's ready for the big league.