"Morocco’s participatory decentralization will require reforming the Ministry of Interior, whose purpose is the internal security of the nation – just as it is in most countries in the region. This Ministry that has traditionally created feelings of fear and suspicion among the public being the primary charge of human development is counterproductive."
"One has to ask, what about the people’s right to know the truth? Can there be a democracy if the people are not given truthful information on which to base their opinion? Or does democracy mean that a powerful media can serve the aggressive agenda of an imperial Washington and manipulate public opinion in order to launch one war of conquest after another?"
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"The Sharon regime is facing a huge internal battle for survival. Whilst the Netanyahu camp is busy sharpening its sword in anticipation of a palace coup to regain control of the rightwing soul of the Likud party, Sharon’s renewed killing spree of Palestinians is designed to proof that the settler-ideology of Zionism is firmly on course under the General."
"Obama needs a short renewal of the freeze, and the semblance of continuing Israeli and Palestinian participation in the “peace process”, until the US Congressional elections in November....The White House’s private offer meets most of Netanyahu’s demands for US security and diplomatic assistance even before the negotiations have produced tangible results. For Netanyahu to reject the offer so lightly, even though the US was expecting relatively little in return, suggests he is either in no mood or in no position to make real concessions to the Palestinians on statehood."
"The answers to this problem are, therefore: to keep it in context, to provide young people with alternatives to alienation, and to continue to develop close ties between affected communities and law enforcement to address problems as they occur. It is most certainly not, as some would suggest, to change who we are or how we react, but to be more of who we are and to continue to do what we do best."
"Washington's gravest policy blunder has been its unquestioned support of Israel. US support alone is responsible for the paradox that Israel today finds itself in. With its extensive and aggressive military machine this nuclear armed State stands acutely isolated in its neighborhood. Despite Israel's brutal oppression of the Palestinians the Palestinian spirit is intact. Their tenacious struggle lives on."