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Soros expressed deep concerns that euro crisis may take the EU to the brink of collapse as the settlement of the ongoing financial crisis in the bloc will lead to immense political strife.
The US financier contended that Brussels’ strategies aimed at supporting a unified currency for the bloc will exacerbate EU’s social and political problems, exposing the bloc to the threat of disintegration.
The World Tribune quoted on Monday an unnamed Israeli official as saying that "Obama has made it clear to [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu that his visit is not about photo-ops, but the business of Iran and a Palestinian state”.
“The implication is that if Israel won’t give him something he can work with, then he’ll act on his own,” the report quoted the source as saying.
According to the report, an Israeli pullout plan could be part of an imminent US push to form a Palestinian state in the West Bank in 2014.
More than half a million Israelis live in more than 120 settlements built since the 1967 Israeli occupation of the West Bank and East al-Quds (Jerusalem).
Meanwhile, violent acts are carried out on a weekly basis in the Palestinian territories by Israeli settlers.
The Israeli settlements are considered illegal by the UN and most countries because those territories were captured by Israel in the 1967 war, and are thus seen as being subject to the Geneva Conventions, which forbid construction on occupied lands.
The convoy of the Syrian soldiers entered Iraq through the Yaarubiyeh border when militants fighting against President Bashar al-Assad's troops took the Syrian side of the border on Saturday, Lieutenant Colonel Mohammed Khalaf al-Dulaimi of the border protection forces said on Monday.
There are reports that several Syrian government officials were also among the dead.
The soldiers were on their way back to the border in Iraq’s western Anbar province, where Iraqi authorities were going to hand them over to Syrian officials, Dulaimi said.
Gunmen attacked the convoy from two sides with mortar rounds, automatic weapons and mines. Eight Syrians and four Iraqis were also wounded, and three vehicles in the convoy destroyed.