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Donald Trump’s announcement that his adminstration would recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital will end decades of US policy that such recognition could come only after the status of the city is settled in negotiations.

Last month, US lawmakers held hearings to promote recognising Jerusalem and moving the embassy that only heard from members of the Israel lobby, and completely excluded Palestinians.

Writing Dangerously: Mary McCarthy and her World By Carol Brightman Harvest, 1994. 714 pp., $29.95 (pb) Reviewed by Phil Shannon Mary McCarthy tends to be remembered, if at all, as the US author of a sexy novel from the
Depression hits Robinson Crusoe's island By Dave Riley "Friday", said Robinson Crusoe", I'm sorry, I fear I must lay you off." "What do you mean, Master?" "Why, you know there's a big surplus of last
Anti-fees protests in Adelaide By Susan Love and Michael Unger ADELAIDE — One hundred and fifty people attended a "No Fees" rally at Adelaide University on October 27. The rally was organised by the socialist youth
US to phase out cancer-causing pesticides The US government will begin phasing out use of 36 pesticides that are known to cause cancer and which until now have been allowed as residues in juices, canned fruits and vegetables, cooking oil
Future of land bill in doubt By Stephen Robson The federal government has got itself in a mess over the Indigenous Land Corporation and Land Acquisitions Bill. Badly drafted, the bill was offered as a cheap image
By Zanny Begg Eighty-six environmentalists were in court on October 27, facing charges for protesting to save Wild Cattle Creek State Forest from logging operations. The arrests were a result of a protest that involved more than
Progressive candidates win on Victorian universities By Bronwen Brook and Rachel Evans MELBOURNE — Throughout 1994, students in Victoria have been fighting for the right to be represented, through the campaign against
Only two months remain until the end of the year. In that time we need to raise a further $30,000 for the Green Left Weekly fund appeal in order to make our target for 1994. You can be sure that over the next two months, a fast pace will
Thousands of women and children mobilised around Australia on October 28 to reclaim the night. Since its origins in the 1970s, this annual march has given expression to women's determination to find answers to domestic and sexual violence. This year,
Rwandan refugees used as pawns by old regime By Zanny Begg On October 24 officials of the former ruling party in Rwanda, the Republican Movement for Democracy and Development (MRND), and its military wing the interahamwe, took
By Angela Matheson In March the Australian Law Reform Commission completed a landmark interim paper into women's access to the law; the study is to be completed this month*. In up to 600 written and oral submissions from across the