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Staff change means Mideast policy shift

A staff shake-up at the National Security Council is likely to mean the United States will take a harder pro-Israel stance in the Middle East, several serving and former intelligence officials tell United Press International.
RICHARD SALE, UPI Intelligence Correspondent

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2003 with 322 to follow.
By United Press International

2002 Yearend: Mideast-U.S. relations

Americans have undergone much soul-searching since the ghastly terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, to try to comprehend why such blind hatred was directed at them.
CLAUDE SALHANI

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Academic View: Defying conventional wisdom

NEW YORK, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- To suggest that there might be an opportunity for Israel and Syria to achieve a peace agreement at this juncture when turmoil and uncertainty rule in the Middle
ALON BEN-MEIR

High-rise evacuation chute unveiled

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Imagine in the event of a fire in a high-rise building a number of giant chutes sprouting from the structure through which people slide to safety.
LOU MARANO

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2002 with 91 to follow.
By United Press International

UPI's Capital Comment for Aug. 22, 2002

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Capital Comment -- Daily news notes, political rumors, and important events that shape politics and public policy in Washington and the world from United Press
By United Press International

Barak distinguished statesman at CSIS

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The board of trustees of the Center for Strategic and International Studies Friday named former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak as a Distinguished Statesman a
By United Press International

The Middle East, reversed

JERUSALEM, July 27 (UPI) -- Imagine if Hamas and Islamic Jihad issued a unified official news release about the past year of suicide attacks on Jewish neighborhoods stating, "We of course have no interest in striking civilians and are always sorry over civilians who were struck."
HADY AMR, A UPI Outside View commentary

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, July 6, the 188th day of 2002 with 178 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, July 5, the 186th day of 2002 with 179 to follow.
By United Press International

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Washington Agenda

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By United Press International

Academic View:Israel's next prime minister

NEW YORK, June 3 (UPI) -- Academic View: The next Israeli elections, like previous ones, may be greatly influenced by the Palestinians' conduct on the ground, especially by the level of violence directed against Israel.
ALON BEN-MEIR

The almanac

Today is Friday, May 17, the 137th day of 2002 with 228 to follow.
By United Press International

The Academic View: The failed peace

NEWARK, N.J., April 8 (UPI) -- The failure of the peace process in Israel/Palestine is not wholly Yasser Arafat's fault. A good deal of the blame is right here in the United States.
MORGAN STRONG

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Commentary: Negotiating way out of morass

NEW YORK, March 18 (UPI) -- A number of recent events in the Middle East could produce a cease-fire that will subsequently lead to political negotiations; the momentum generated by Saudi A
ALON BEN-MEIR

Saudi plan raises questions

WASHINGTON, March 1 (UPI) -- The trial balloon Middle East peace initiative by Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia during an interview with Thomas L. Friedman of The New Yo
RALPH NURNBERGER, Special to United Press International

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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2002 with 322 to follow. This is Abraham Lincoln's birthday.
By United Press International

Israeli military, once for peace, now wary

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's most serious recent mistake was turning the Israeli military, which had been the major force for peace, into his enemy, an Is
LOU MARANO

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