UPDATE – After months of wrangling, Wataniya Mobile has begun operations in the West Bank. Its launch was hailed by Tony Blair, the Quartet envoy who has been charged with the task of helping to boost prosperity on the ground. He said, “it will boost the Palestinian economy and create jobs”.
Comment at end
10th November, 2009
As EU leaders try to work it out if they prefer a big hitter to a yes man as their president, what is the Big Hitter doing?
What he always does – getting on with the job in hand.
GETTING A SLICE OF THE ACTION
Amusing how they all want to get their hands on the means of implementing the action, isn’t it? Plus ca change …
שום דבר לא משתנה בפוליטיקה
لم يتغير شيء في السياسة
גאָרנישט ענדערונגען אין פּאָליטיק
rien ne change dans la vie politique
ändert sich nichts in der Politik.
Quartet Middle East envoy Tony Blair (2nd L), Israeli Vice Prime Minister and Minister for Regional Cooperation Silvan Shalom (C) and Palestinian Governor of the city of Jenin Qadura Mussa (2nd R) cut the ribbon during the opening ceremony of the Jalama vehicle crossing, between the northern West Bank and Israel on November 10, 2009. Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas could resign, leading to a potential collapse of the Palestinian Authority, if US efforts to relaunch Middle East peace talks stay deadlocked, aides warn.
BREAKING THE CLIMATE DEADLOCK – COP15 BRIEFING
Less than a week ahead of Copenhagen, a panel of Climate Group policy experts from the US, China, EU, India and Australia will discuss international perspectives on crucial climate negotiations. The session is informed both by The Climate Group’s influential coalition of corporations and governments from around the world and its policy work led by former UK prime minister Rt Hon Tony Blair designed to help break the political deadlock around a new green deal.
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