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Rumsfeld prosecution could set precedent

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Rumsfeld prosecution could set precedent


NEW YORK — There is now enough evidence to try former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld for war crimes, Manfred Nowak, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture, recently told "Frontal 21," a German television program.

Nowak’s statement confirms what human rights and legal organizations have been saying for several years, and spotlights one of the Bush administration’s most controversial decisions regarding the use of torture.


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Bibi to move against Palestine unity

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Bibi ‘to move against Palestine unity’ 

The Israeli prime minister-designate is mulling over lobbying the US against Hamas participation in a Palestinian unity government.

"We shall try to convince our American friends that this is not something that would help the peace process, and that it would only make it easier for all sorts of other players – the Europeans and the Russians – to deal with Hamas," said Zalman Shoval, a close aide to Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu.


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