Outspoken Pro-Israel Iraqi Politician Finds Few Allies

(Boston Globe) Thanassis Cambanis - In less than a year, Mithal al-Alusi fell from high-flying Iraqi politico to hounded reformer, losing his job and his party membership, and by his count surviving nine assassination attempts, including one that killed his only two children. His offense: visiting Israel, and then agitating for peace with the Jewish state. Alusi's story contains an explicit message: The young Iraqi political sphere will not tolerate a pro-Israel leader.

2005-05-13 00:00:00

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