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Does Israel Feel The Need To Contribute?

Posted December 14, 2010 | 03:57:30 (EST)

With Prime Minister Netanyahu's government dependent on Foreign Minister Lieberman's right wing party, many see Kadima and Tzipi Livni as the "peace alternative", instead of Israeli Labour. This shows how much Israeli politics have shifted to the right following the last election. Palestinian President Abbas rightly asks whether Netanyahu is...

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Cooperative Leadership, Not Tea Party Cocktail

Posted November 1, 2010 | 13:47:02 (EST)

From Europe we watch the US midterm elections very close. Will the House and Senate remain arenas for political dialogue or will we see a turn towards politics of obstruction?
Observing the elections from Norway, it is hard to grasp that the optimism which rushed President Obama to power...
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Tea Party Fear in Europe

Posted April 24, 2010 | 10:41:57 (EST)

Tim Phillips, lobbyist and chairman of Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is in Europe and Oslo to endorse and teach the Norwegian right wing party (Fremskrittspartiet) how to organize so-called grassroots campaigns. But the grass root campaigns such as those the Tea Party Movement and AFP holds aren't bottom-up crowds, but...

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