CBC.ca: "Mansbridge interviews Tony Blair on National tonight" (2/09/2010) “Former UK prime minister Tony Blair is also in Washington to participate in the Mideast peace talks. CBC News chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge interviewed Blair on the eve of the release of his memoirs in Canada on Thursday. You can see the full interview on The National at 9 p.m. ET on CBC News Network, or at 10 p.m. local time on CBC-TV.”
National Post: Reuters: "The peace talks" (2/09/2010) "What’s been said before, what’s changed and what’s at stake today. The issues: – Two-state solution Creating a state for the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip alongside Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says a Palestinian state must be demilitarized. The Palestinians do not object to this. The issue is complicated by the fact that Gaza is run by Hamas Islamists who denounce the notion of direct talks and do not recognize Israel’s right to exist." Send a letter to the editor
Globe and Mail: Jessica Hume: "It brings vice, diminishes virtue"(2/9/2010) "In a move that irritated many and surprised few, the United Arab Emirates announced in early August that beginning Oct. 11, BlackBerry services in the tiny Gulf country will be a thing of the past… Some wonder whether the proposed ban is a reaction, at least in part, to an assassination that took place earlier this year in Dubai, a hit believed to have been carried out by the suspected Mossad agents who left notorious Hamas military arms man Mahmoud al-Mabhouh dead and the pride of the UAE national security apparatus badly wounded."
Globe and Mail: Chris Earle: "Second City troupe brings its A-game" (2/09/2010) "A dialogue about political correctness and the touchy Israeli-Palestinian issue reminded me of a Seinfeld episode involving Kramer and an insulted monkey. Offending a caged chimp, like questioning Israel’s seemingly questionable actions, just isn’t done, apparently."
National Post: Frederick Reiken: "Buy It Or Skip It: Day for Night" (2/09/2010) "Day for Night, By Frederick Reiken: A novel with a sprawling scope, using the first-person narrative of 10 seemingly disconnected characters on the lasting impact of the Holocaust, really ought not to work, or even be coherent. But this one does, and the result is a dazzling tour de force. Reiken’s backdrops are as compelling as his plotting: the aquatic life of the Cayman Islands, the deserts of Israel, the forests of Lithuania."
CBC Radio World at Six: Vic Adopia: "Mideast peace talks" (2/09/2010) “It’s the first direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians in nearly two years. The leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority are in Washington, holding one-on-one sessions with President Barak Obama along with other regional leaders. Violence in the West Bank is already an issue in the talks. Four Israeli settlers have been killed by Hamas militants. Obama has set a deadline of a year for a peace agreement, but he acknowledge, it won’t be easy.” Listen to this report onlineSend a letter to CBC
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