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by our Arab Affairs correspondent

GORDON BROWN held talks in Downing Street with Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday. But while the two leaders exchanged views on the “peace process” several hundred protesters gathered across the road with placards supporting Free Gaza and branding Netanyahu a “war-criminal”.

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Justice long over due

THE DECISION of the Scottish Government to free Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi on compassionate grounds has been denounced by US President Barack Obama and his FBI boss Robert Mueller who called it “a mockery of justice”. Scottish Labour former First Minister Henry McLeish says Mueller’s intervention was “totally out of order” and “none of his business” but Gordon Brown’s silence has fired speculation that the release of the dying Libyan intelligence officer convicted of the Lockerbie bombing was part of a secret deal to secure lucrative new oil deals in Libya.

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