January 2010
Middle East Reporter (Weekly Edition);1/9/2010, Vol. 136 Issue 1183, p9
The article provides highlights regarding the economic and political condition in the Middle East in 2009. In Lebanon, the most important event that media had considered was the establishment of diplomatic relations with Syria. Meanwhile, it also noted the rise of Turkey as the major player in the region's politics and peace broker among adversaries. Moreover, Israel's rightwing government has defied international pressures and continued its policy to build Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem.


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