Daily Archives: December 18, 2006
The Bulletin asked the spokespeople of the government of Israel if they would also denounce the leader of the Palestinian Authority Machmud Abbas, also known as Abu Mazen, for the holocaust denial, which has been an integral part of his legacy. However, the government of Israel would issue no such denunciation of Abbas, who wrote his doctorate in 1982 in Moscow, at the Institute for Oriental Studies.
Jordanians bought the bonds from Korean company, Hyundai via James Baker's firm for USD 272 million, and sold them to the Iraqis for USD 450 million dollars' worth of oil. In Israeli businessman Nir Gouaz's estimation, Baker's law firm received USD 33 million in fees for services rendered. The deal was completed in July 2000.