MONDOWEISS: The decision of the EU to ban all EU funding of projects in the occupied territories has certainly caught the Israeli government napping.
JUAN COLE: The Presidential candidate appears to be entirely clueless about the recent history of US involvement in the region. Heres’ some help.
FRANCIS MATTHEW: This question is working deep into your mind, and leaving you sleepless at night with worry. Can you refuse to fire on fellow Syrians?
Palestinians whether Muslim or Christian believe they are witnesses of an unwritten Israeli agenda: Erase all traces of non-Jewish heritage.
SYRIA NEWS WIRE: It began with a small demonstration by young people in Deraa. The flames have spread and now engulf the nation.
DAVID ROBERTS: Working out exactly what must be done is fiendishly difficult; anyone who says they have a solution is grossly underestimating the complexities.
RAMZY BAROUD: The American ambassador to Syria has established an ‘up and at ’em’ reputation. But what is the bigger picture for the United States in Syria at the moment?
RAMZY BAROUD: There is no simple linear reading of the events that have overwhelmed Syria in recent months. The country is deeply embroiled in so many vital, strategic regional issues.
JUAN COLE: Israeli troops have a wide variety of non-lethal means of dealing with unarmed protesters. That they opted for live ammunition.
NEWS FROM SYRIA: Syrian forces are facing armed resistance for the first time. Will this provide the government with an opportunity to ‘divide and conquer’?
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.