During the recent years, while the municipal councils served as the main
target of the budget cuts and massive redundancies, they were given new
authority and responsibilities. Starting about a year and a half ago,
the municipal councils began to collapse, one by one, under the weight
of budget cuts from central...
AS SOON as Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, returned home from a
triumphalist meeting with US President Bush, he turned his mind to the
assassination of the newly appointed leader of the Islamic Palestinian