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A piece of news in BalkanInsight produced a déja vu impression on me. A quote: A memorial plaque honouring World War II concentration camp victims who died on the Croatian island of Pag has been vandalised again, just weeks after being restored…The attack came just weeks after the plaque was replaced at a commemoration in… » read more

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Some hope to break the Israeli-Palestinian vicious circle emerged when it was announced about resumption of peace talks next week. Dr. Saeb Erekat, the Palestinian chief negotiator, will travel to Washington next week to meet Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, for what is supposed to be direct negotiations after five years of stagnation. Both representatives… » read more

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When Mubarak was ousted in Spring 2011 I concluded following scenario in my article Days of Rage on the Arab street : ”Egypt’s society is diverse enough to withstand a despotic theocracy and if in doubt so the army is the final guarantor.” Now it seems to came true as Egyptian military chief Gen. Abdel… » read more

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