Mideast update

1. Sunnis in Iraq have indicated their symbolic displeasure with the government. According to the New York Times, the government has not made good on payroll.(1)

2. “Ha’aretz” reports that Barak is making a scandal to join the Netanyahu government.


“If his party colleagues, including Labor Secretary-General Eitan Cabel and Pines-Paz, find fault with their leader’s reliability, how can foreigners be expected to believe the defense minister? If he doesn’t have a qualms about misleading his political partners , why should he have a problem spreading fabrications about the Palestinian (no) partners? ”

Akiva Eldar is now casting doubts on Barak’s image as past peace negotiator based on Defense Minister Barak’s current performance.(2)

Notes:
1. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/24/world/middleeast/24sunni.html?hp
2. http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1073503.html

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