The "occupied territories" consist of land captured by Israel after Israel was attacked by its neighbours in their attempt to wipe Israel off the map. Many of Israel's neighbours consistently call for the annihilation of Israel, which is one of the smallest countries in the world. It is surprising that these authors seem to be oblivious to these facts. There was a recent article in the New York Times indicating that the Chinese Government is going ahead with its plan to force 250,000,000 farmers to move into cities, and China has already forced 250,000 Tibetens to relocate. I am not judging the Chinese Government, but would like to know why these authors have not.
Reformists are in the lead in Iranian parliamentary elections (dpa)