Weekly News Wrap: Thursday, October 31, 2013

by Jessica Dorsey

Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world:

Middle East






  • In other news about spying, Foreign Policy covers what went down in the world of spying this week, including the NSA hacking Google and Yahoo accounts, the US allegedly spying on the Pope, Julian Assange’s newest tactics and the Russians, teddy bears and G20 leaders.

2 Responses

  1. It seems the Israeli government has borrowed tactics and strategies from the parties to the Paris Peace Accords (1973), the signing of which “had little practical effect on the conflict, and were routinely flouted” by the parties. 

  2. Patrick – Which is precisely why the Declaration of Principles state the following?
    “It is understood that these [permanent status] negotiations shall cover remaining issues, including: Jerusalem, refugees, settlements, security arrangements, borders, relations and cooperation with other neighbors, and other issues of common interest” [emphasis added]
    As far as I’m aware, no permanent status negotiation have been made and therefore no commitment to halt settlement activity.

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