RAMZY BAROUD: The attack on Roger Water’s recent comments are indicative of panic within the Israeli anti-BDS community
JUAN COLE: He has accomplished much but has been caught in a swirl of corruption allegations and is soundingly increasingly shrill
JAMES DORSEY: Qatar has taken a beating in the court of international public opinion recently but a major debate has been sparked
RAMZY BAROUD: With the music of JJ Cale in my head I’ve had time to think while traveling through Switzerland
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu demanded on Sunday that the world community constrain Iran to change its “genocidal policy” toward Israel, in the course of a speech in which he attacked President Obama’s current round of negotiations with Iran over its civilian nuclear enrichment program.
JUAN COLE: It appears that a light foam forms on Binyamin Netanyahu’s lips when he begins speaking about Iran. Not all Israeli politicians are like him
CROSSROADS ARABIA: We’ve had many false dawns on the Saudi tourism story but we may be on the cusp of a breakthrough now.
ALEXANDER MCNABB: We appear to be back in the, ah, ‘glory days’ of 2006 and 2007 if recent reports are to be believed. Oh joy.
SUSAN COLLIN MARKS, CGNEWS: As the world mourns a great leader there are lessons for all of us in how he conducted politics and led his country
RAMZY BAROUD: It’s looking increasingly likely that major protests will resume in Yemen in the new year.
SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: The daily duties and responsibilities may grind down our inner superhero but the flame lives in every Muslim woman
NASHWA HUSIEN ALY: I am a repentant Morsi voter. There were good reasons I believe to vote him in but better reasons for him to be removed
JUAN COLE: Many of its provisions will be welcomed by secularists, in particular those with plenty of money but there are some fundamental contradictions too.
JAMES MULLAN: There’s a surprising sense of optimism abroad in ‘New Cairo’ where many young returnees from the UAE are now based.
ALEXANDER MCNABB: As the price of Dubai’s rents heads to the stratosphere some robust plans have been put in place to protect tenants
MICH CAFE: Prior to the civil war its prevalence in Syria was very low indeed but the conflict has seen a spike in polio in the country