MAI ABDUL RAHMAN: They are a powerful force within Israeli society and their courage is deeply appreciated by Palestinian activists
JONATHAN COOK: A heavy hand is being applied to those hotels and hostelries in Nazareth that seek to make Christian residents and visitors welcome
DANIEL M. VARISCO: Another one eyed piece from Mr Friedman. Is it too much to ask that he simply recognises the realities of Palestinian life?
JONATHAN COOK: CNN was determined to follow the script of ‘equivelance’ when broadcasting an interview with a Gazan and an Israeli. Events took over, though.
RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: Yet another indication of the racism that infects not just the Israeli poor or uneducated, but the media elite and virtually every (Jewish) strata as well.
JONATHAN COOK: Evidence has recently emerged of the programme that Israel initiated to manufacture further Palestinian despair.
RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: We’re [Christians and Jews] above that sort of blood-letting. We solve our differences civilly through debate and the free exchange of ideas. As if…
MONDOWEISS: The attack on four Palestinian teenagers last week could mark the beginning of a descent that has been actively encouraged by right-wing rhetoric
RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: The treasury is proposing $12-billion, while Defense $15-billion. According to Haaretz, Netanyahu is expected to go with the Defense Ministry
RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: There are forces out there seeking to capitalize on the Arab Spring: It’s s a different world Israel is facing. A harsher world, one more difficult to control.
RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: The document, prepared for the U.S. government (which deducts from foreign aid expenditures monies spent by Israel on settlements), has so far been kept a secret…
JONATHAN COOK: Proof that Israel has been engaging in a proactive campaign to destroy Islamic places of worship under its control is there for all to see.
RAMZY BAROUD: He’s been pummelled by leading political, intelligence and military heavyweights but polls still put him in the lead
ANNIE ROBBINS, MONDOWEISS: ‘Bring a weapon’. Not the usual equipment for hikers maybe but, hey, this is Palestine.
PHILIP WEISS, MONDOWEISS: Israel’s bought a country to attack Iran and it’s called Azerbaijan.
RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: Israel could severely bloody the Iranians, but it would still not be able to deliver a knock-out blow against its nuclear capability.
PHILIP WEISS: They’re both keeping their cards close to their chest but the atmosphere was distinctly frosty between both leaders.
MONDOWEISS: The plan to expel tens of thousands of Bedouin from the Negev Desert is advanced. So why haven’t they risen up?