Civil Society

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Civil Society

A collection of persons who associate together to explore or promote their interests or goals. While civil society is not necessarily political or economic, it provides a sphere outside of the state or private sector in which people are motivated by their own goals, apart from profit or the good of the state. For that reason, civil society can exercise significant political influence. The growth of civil society is considered a mark of successful economic development of a country or region.
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It was interesting reading Sunday's editorial by Jamal Kanj - it gives an insight into world opinion on character of Benjamin Netanyahu.
Johannesburg, July 28 ( ANI ): Defending Israel's position on the Gaza crisis, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly said that he realizes that with every Palestine civilian felling to death by an Israeli bullet, the world opinion on Israel is shifting away from his side but the erosion of trust and reputation cannot supersede the country's security concerns.
World opinion, by itself, is useless: malleable, ephemeral and, unless mobilized by leadership, powerless.
Give up supporting blood shedder Syrian regime overtly or confidentially and do your best to end this cruelty," said Ecoban addressing the statement to the world opinion.
The powerful country, which attacked Iraq and Afghanistan in total disregard of world opinion, stands helpless in the face of Israeli arrogance.
General Assembly resolutions are nonbinding, but they do reflect the world opinion and carry political weight.
If the US believes that it is the moral compass of world opinion, let it first act with the legitimacy of world opinion -- with UN backing.
And he has tried to mobilise world opinion to brand India a terrorist state," he said.
* In his annual Nowruz message, President Obama wished Iranians a happy new year while slamming their leaders for curtailing free speech and access to world opinion as well as for their continued refusal to meaningfully negotiate about their nuclear program.
President Barack Obama administration is working to rally an unified world opinion in support of a possible American response.
operation to kill the al-Qaida leader, the defense minister said the 2001 attacks have been ''determined in the court of world opinion to have been perpetrated under the guidance of bin Laden.''
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