Press Review March 20th- March 27thThe re-election of Netanyahu has finally buried the « peace process » – 25 March – Orient XXI
WASHINGTON QUESTIONED ON ITS PALESTINIAN POLICY
Netanyahu’s new electoral success puts an end to the » peace process » which opened in 1993 with the Oslo agreements. He commenced a crisis between Tel Aviv and Washington, although the United States claims it will continue to support Israel. The use of the UN becomes an option for the Palestinians.Iran-Saudi proxy war in Yemen explodes into region-wide crisis – 26 march – The Guardian
The Saudi-led military intervention has been strongly backed by the US, and other global powers may be drawn in as the crisis unfolds. Like a ticking timebomb left unattended for too long, Yemen’s undeclared civil war has suddenly exploded into a region-wide crisis that will have far-reaching, unpredictable international consequences, not least for Britain and the US.
UK and Iran confident of breaking deadlock on nuclear programme – 26 march – The Guardian
David Cameron and Hassan Rouhani agree this week’s Lausanne talks offer ‘historic opportunity’ to end long-running standoff. They have agreed that international negotiators in Switzerland have a “historic opportunity” in the next few days to put together a framework deal to resolve a long-running and dangerous standoff over Iran’s nuclear programme.
A Turkish court has sentenced two cartoonists to 11 months and 20 days in jail for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.