news to me. But 444 days in the hostage corner doesn't get forgotton - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • getterdun
    • 20.12.11 | 12:48 (IST)

    News to me. But 444 days in the hostage corner doesn't get forgotten in a flash. As an act of war, holding an entire nation hostage through the proxy of a Islamist student terrorist group's 444 day capture of embassy personnel was no mere siege or embargo. And there's the rub: the "by proxy" part. As of yesterday, Iran remained entrenched with armed groups engaging Israel on two fronts in open combat and through daily indiscriminate shelling of civilians. Is it the same Iran now as then? Or more so?

    from the article: U.S. Defense Secretary: Iran could get nuclear bomb within a year
    First published 08:29 20.12.11 | Last updated 08:29 20.12.11
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