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Mideast News: World Press Roundup 13//06



Editor’s Picks:

The Christian Science Monitor looks at the deepening humanitarian crisis in Gaza (2.) In Middle East Report, Jordan Times correspondent Omar Karmi reports from the Gaza Strip (4.) Newsday profiles Hamas political leader-in-exile Khaled Meshaal (6.) The Guardian (UK) examines the U.N.’ s inability to resolve the current Gaza crisis (7.) Arab News (Saudi Arabia) reports on the barring by Israel of Arab-Americans from the the West Bank and Gaza (10.)

R. Dajani.


1. ONCE AGAIN, GAZANS ARE DISPLACED BY ISRAELI OCCUPIERS By Steven Erlanger New York Times July 12, 2006 www.nytimes.com/2006/07/12/world/middleeast/12gaza.html

2. SEVERE SHORTAGES STYMIE LIFE IN GAZA By Ilene R. Prusher Christian Science Monitor July 12, 2006 www.csmonitor.com/2006/0712/p06s01-wome.htm

3. IN GAZA OFFENSIVE, ISRAEL HITS WESTERN GAZA PROJECTS By Adam Entous Reuters July 11, 2006 www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L1130588.htm

4. GAZA IN THE VISE By Omar Karmi Middle East Report July 11, 2006 www.merip.org/mero/mero071106.html

5. GAZA: A NEVER-NEVER BATTLE By Jerrold Kessel and Pierre Klochendler International Herald Tribune, Opinion July 11, 2006 www.iht.com/articles/2006/07/11/opinion/edkessel.php

6. HAMAS LEADER SEEN UNLIKELY TO BEND By Sonia Verma Newsday July 11, 2006 www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/ny-womesh 114813361jul11,0,203627.story?coll=ny-worldnews-print

7. U.N. IMPOTENCE LAID BARE AS GAZA SUFFERS By Simon Tisdall Guardian (UK) July 12, 2006 www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,,1818309,00.html

8. ON THE ISRAELI-LEBANESE BORDER: SHELLING AND UNCERTAINTY By Nick Blanford Times (UK) July 12, 2006 www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,251-2266894,00.html

9. SCARCE HARVEST FROM SUMMER RAINS By Ze’ev Schiff Haaretz (Israel) July 12, 2006 www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=7376 41&contrassID=2&subContrassID=1&sbSubContrassID=0

10. ISRAEL BARS ARAB-AMERICANS FROM VISITING WEST BANK, GAZA STRIP By Barbara Ferguson Arab News (Saudi Arabia) July 12, 2006 www.arabnews.com/?page=4&section=0&article=85224&d=12&m=7&y=2006


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