R. TAYLOR, MONDOWEISS: One woman’s story of her treatment at the hands of the Israeli authorities serves as a parable for how the country can turn its friends against it.
IRA GLUNTS, MONDOWEISS: Facing a battery of impediments the Gaza flotilla participants have resorted to typically ingenious methods to get their message across.
PHILIP WEISS, MONDOWEISS: The American Gaza flotilla protesters have received some helpful advice from the U.S. State Department. They could be shot by Israeli forces.
RAMZY BAROUD: The process of leaving Gaza through the Rafah Crossing to Egypt can only be described as a ‘human lottery’. A deeply unpleasant, humiliating lottery.
RAMZY BAROUD: Houses were transformed into rubble during the Israeli bombardment of Gaza. Residents have had to…
LEONAR NIMOY, TABSIR: There is a viable plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It’s the ‘two-state’ solution and its application is, how should I put it, simply logical.
JUAN COLE: Israeli troops have a wide variety of non-lethal means of dealing with unarmed protesters. That they opted for live ammunition.
RAMZY BAROUD: It was the visit to my former home which stirred some of the most poignant memories – a house full of unruly boys, an exasperated mother and a loving, resourceful, thundering father.
PHILIP WEISS, MONDOWEISS: Whoever put together the new White House web page on Israel clearly didn’t pay much attention to the recent speech by President Obama on the Middle East. It’s a ‘lobby triumph’.
NASEEM TARAWNAH: 6,000 idiots from 69 countries around the world have signed a petition calling Jordan the alternative homeland for Palestinians?
PHILIP WEISS, MONDOWEISS: The premise of conducting a swap is, I believe, that you have something of equal value for the other party. Tell that to Israel.
PHILIP WEISS, MONDOWEISS: A visibly angry Barack Obama, fresh from yet another humiliation at the hand of Benjamin Netanyahu, delivered a stinging rebuke to the Jewish lobby at the AIPAC conference.
RAMZY BAROUD: The newly unified Palestinian leadership faces a very rough few months in the lead-up to the key United Nations vote in September.
HISHAM WYNE: President Obama delivered a fluent summing up of recent developments. For those closer to the action, however, there was little new or substantive.