Chris McGreal said that Arabs do not have the right to purchase land in Israel (which is false). Robert Fisk said that only Jews can leave in Jewish settlements (which is also false, many Arabs live in Jewish neighborhoods of East-Jerusalem). Now, it seems that Israel no longer has the right to annex the settlement blocks. Nonetheless, Maaleh Adumim is part of the settlement blocks which are going to remain part of Israel anyway. Olmert offered a land swap in order to compensate the Palestinians for the annexation of the settlement blocks. Now, it seems that they reject this idea. They want a full withdrawal from all the Occupied territories without any land swap. They won't get it.
Swiss customs seize 578 pounds of ivory en route to China (AP)