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Weekend Wrap
JPost.com Staff
11/12/2005
Leaders remember Rabin; Peres says he'll stay in Labor; French mosque feels the heat.
Dignitaries arriving for 10th memorial of Rabin killing Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005 3:22:04 Saturday night rally held at Rabin Square, with former US president Bill Clinton and VP Shimon Peres in attendance. Aviv Gefen and David Broza, among others, performed. Mt. Herzl and Knesset memorial ceremonies to be held Monday. Violent riots break out in Nazareth Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005 18:46 The already tense atmosphere heated up after a policeman reportedly shot and seriously injured one of the rioters. Eight others were injured during the clashes. Clinton: Unilateralism not the answer Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005 23:29 Former US president, speaking at a conference in Jerusalem, warned Israel against adopting unilateral steps "as a strategy" and called on the Diaspora to contribute aid and technology to the Palestinians in Gaza. Youth wounded in Gaza naval incident Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005 14:22 A 17-year-old Palestinian was critically wounded. An IDF statement said the naval vessel fired warning shots at a Palestinian fishing boat that entered Israeli waters and refused orders to halt. Amir Peretz: Peres will stay in Labor Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005 13:11 New Labor chairman: I won't negotiate with Likud over staying in government. VP Shimon Peres expected to meet with Peretz on Sunday to discuss Peres's future in the Labor Party. India and Pakistan open third Kashmir crossing Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005 12:15 Third out of five crossings opened to humanitarian aid, but Kashmiris forbidden from crossing. Bridge at Teethwal rebuilt after 58 years. Report: Top Saddam deputy dies Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005 12:56 Pro-insurgency website announces death of "field commander" Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, the highest-ranking figure from Saddam Hussein's regime still at large. Al-Douri was the second-highest official in Saddam's regime when US troops entered Baghdad in April 2003, and was sixth on the American "deck of cards" list. Mosque is firebombed in so. France Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005 6:22 Minor damage and no injuries were sustained from the two firebombs. French President Jacques Chirac expressed "solidarity" with Muslim community. Status of reported Iran deal unclear Friday, Nov. 11, 2005 21:32 Top US, Russian diplomats aim for progress in Iranian nuclear dispute. Rice: "There is no US-European proposal to the Iranians." Saudi Arabia becomes WTO member Friday, Nov. 11, 2005 21:32 Twelve years of negotiations end with Saudi Arabia becoming 149th member of WTO. Israel: Saudi Arabia provided sufficient guarantees it would follow WTO's rules.
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