the human rights violations, the oppression, the enforced disadvantage and poor conditions, and the mind-boggling extent of the occupation's cruelty and inhumanity. Even though it only touches a small portion of it that's related to the gist of the article's commentary, it's nevertheless a vivid reminder of occupation's full extent - which is all too often forgotten in the debate. It's articles like these that need to be seen much more often in the media, right along side those highlighting the negotiations and their players. These are the articles that Israel has largely managed to keep from the international media, especially in the U.S., and as long as it does, there's a huge gap in understanding the conflict - to its distinct advantage. Yes sir, Akiva - Abbas needs to write that letter, and CC it to Obama and every major international news agency. And thanks for refreshing our awareness.
North Korea insists it 'regrets,' not apologizes, over mine blast that killed 2 South soldiers (AP)
from the article: There's no such thing as moderate settlement building