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West Bank 'evacuations' -- prelude to ethnic cleansing?
Robert Blecher, Pacific News Service, April 22, 2002

The recent assault on Palestinian cities and refugee camps may be an ominous harbinger of Israel's future strategy in the Occupied Territories. After issuing calls for the complete evacuation of the Jenin refugee camp, the Israeli army launched a massive attack that flattened entire neighborhoods, leaving thousands homeless and an untold number of dead. Might the forced exodus of Palestinians from Jenin and other areas of the West Bank be preparing the ground for mass expulsions?
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September 11 and the declaration of a "war on terrorism," has forced Americans to look at the World in a new light. No one can afford any longer to define the limits of their concerns by refusing to look beyond this nation's borders. If the freedom that every American cherishes, is not to become a freedom bound within a fortress, then every American will need to understand and respect the needs and concerns of the rest of the World. To this end, The War in Context invites anyone with interest and an open mind to listen to the critical discourse in which the policies and actions of the Bush administration are now being questioned. This debate, which is engaging inquiring minds inside and outside America, will hopefully inform the development of a sustainable new world order - a world order in which America is as much shaped by the World as is the World shaped by America.