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    Is the CETA Deal Dead? | Israel Concerned Over Last Minute Action From Obama

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    The Belgian regional government of Wallonia deliver a fatal blow to the EU-Canada CETA trade deal; and, could President Obama use his last months in office to create a permanent legacy on the Israel-Palestine conflict?

    The EU-Canada trade deal CETA is on very shaky ground. The Canadian International Trade minister has reportedly walked out of talks with the EU and Wallonia potentially marking the end of negotiations. We speak to Mark Dearn, senior campaigner with War on Want, to find out why there's such opposition to the deal.

    Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has said that any unwise conduct by Israel prior to President Obama leaving office could endanger the entire settlement enterprise. The Israeli PM fears that Obama might use the time between the U.S election and the end of his term in office to create a permanent legacy of his own on the Israel-Palestine conflict. We speak to Neve Gordon, visiting professor of politics at School of Oriental and African Studies, London.

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