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LEFT Chemistry students in Chem Lab 125/126 work on a redox reaction lab inside of the Chemistry Building. These students
investiagte the reactivity of metals and metal ions. (Chanel Von Habsburg-Lothringen/Daily) RIGHT Yaron Brook, the presi-
dent and executive director of the Ayn Rand institute, speaks in the Chemistry Building on Tuesday. Yaron spoke as part of the
lecture "Capitalism Without Guilt," which was hosted by Students for Objectivism. Brook, who is a regular commentator on
CNN and Fox News Channel, told the packed room that it was the government, not the free market, that caused the economic
downturn. (CLI FREEDER/Daily).
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backtracks on UN report
Palestinian foreign advantage of it, and really score planned and provide a high-pro-
points, rather than having a genu- file forum for the explosive report
minister calls move ine principled position regarding to be discussed.
the report," Malki said. Malkisaid PalestinianPresident
a "clear crisis" for The report also accuses Pales- Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah move-
.s . tinian armed groups of possible ment -- which lost power in Gaza
Palestinians war crimes in the Israeli-Mamas when it was overrun by Hamas
conflict last winter. Hamas, the militants in 2007 - remains "far
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The Palestinian Authority's main apart" in any potential deal with
Palestinian leadership has quickly rival, controls Gaza. Hamas to reconcile and hold Pal-
backtracked in its approach to a The Palestinian Authority ini- estinian elections. The Egyptians
U.N. report accusing Israel of pos- tially pushed for the U.N. Human hope to broker a deal in Cairo this
sible war crimes in Gaza, in what Rights Council to forward its month.
its top diplomat acknowledged commissioned Sept. 15r eport to "Frankly saying, and this is the
yesterday is erupting into a "clear the Security Council. first time I say it: When it comes
crisis" for its people. Then it agreed last week under to the principal issues, we feel
Palestinian Foreign Minister U.S. pressure not to push the issue that we are close to reaching an
Riad Malki didn't say who was at the United Nations. That brought agreement between the Palestin-
responsible for the crisis, but told harsh criticism, including angry ian Authority, between Fatah and
reporters at U.N. headquarters protests at home and condemna- Hamas, and that's why everybody
that the militant Islamist group tion around the Arab world. talks about the possibility of sign-
Hamas is trying to take cynical Finally, on Wednesday, the Pal- ing that agreement in the next
advantage of the report, to court estinianleadershipagainswitched couple days," Malki said.
favor with the Palestinians. gears. It reversed itself by strongly "But when we start looking
"This clear crisis about the backing Security Council member deeper into the details, and the
report proves that the Hamas Libya's push to hold the 15-nation positions of each party regarding
position is really trying to exploit council's monthly debate on the the different issues, we discover
it, to its own favor, trying to take Middle East a week earlier than we are very far apart," he added.
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