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Latest update : 2010-03-17

St. Patrick’s Day sees revelers hit the streets of Dublin

In today’s international papers we look at an Israeli editorial calling on Netanyahu to end the current stand-off with the US. We also look at a novel way of promoting 16th century portraits in London, coverage of Tiger Wood’s announced return to golf and celebrations around the world for St. Patrick’s Day. WEDNESDAY, 17th MARCH, 2010

“It’s time for Netanyahu to say yes to Obama,” says an editorial in the Israeli daily, Ha’aretz. The paper says Israel is on a slippery slope and needs to comply with US demands in the peace process with Palestinians. Otherwise, it risks severely damaging its strategic partnership with the US.
 
In today’s international papers we also look at El Pais in Spain which categorically states ETA was behind the killing of a French policeman yesterday in Paris. The story is headline news in all of the French media but no paper has gone so far as to state it as fact in France, unlike in Spain.
 
The Guardian covers a fascinating initiative in London’s National Portrait Gallery whereby authors have been called upon to re-imagine the lives of unknown portraits dating from the 16th and 17th century. John Banville was one of the participants in a project which aims to help people re-engage with portraiture. The stories built around these portraits include a diary entry for one man who laments the shininess of his nose!
 
Tiger Woods return to professional golf next month is creating a big buzz with several American papers speculating on whether he’ll be humble when he tees off (Wall Street Journal) and whether Woods’ first appearance since he was shaken by a sex scandal will be as big a media event as Obama’s inauguration (New York Daily News).
 
Finally, we look at coverage in the Irish Times of the St. Patrick’s Day festival. Revellers hit the streets in Dublin for one of the most popular events, the outdoor ceilidh dance. Also in the paper, how did St. Patrick beat Brigid to become Ireland’s patron saint? Meanwhile in the Huffington Post, a Jesuit priest has had enough of green beers and green cupcakes and wants Saint Patrick to put back at the centre of St. Patrick’s Day.

By James CREEDON

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