JONATHAN COOK; It’s looking increasingly likely that Yasser Arafat was poisoned with polonium. So what’s been the result of his ‘removal’?
JONATHAN COOK: We’re stumbling towards a conclusion with which the Israeli authorities would be very happy – a stalled process with the potential added extra of a Palestinian walkout
JAMES M. DORSEY: It’s clear that Washington has embarked on a major re-alignment of its strategic resources in the Middle East.
JUAN COLE: Binyamin Netanyahu’s observations on Iranian jeans-wearing provoked much mirth but the two countries have a lot in common.
JONATHAN COOK: It is written by Palestinians, stars Palestinians and is funded entirely by Palestinian money. Welcome to ‘Omar’.
NASEEM TARAWNAH: It’s curious watching while other countries decide what to do with the place where you live.
MAI ABDUL RAHMAN: The hope has long since disappeared. Since the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin Israel has pursued a relentless course.
RAMZY BAROUD: Israel has consistently tried to mould Palestinian leaders in its ideal image. In Mahmoud Abbas they have an unqualified success
MONDOWEISS: As the vote in Congress nears there is one group of ‘cheerleaders for war’ who are working particularly hard.
RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: We’re betting on the forces of the past over the forces of the future. We’d rather be on the side of the strong (for now) than on the side of the right.
MONDOWEISS: The Israeli authorities certainly made the most of American R&B singer Alicia Keys recent visit to their country.
MARC ELLIS, MONDOWEISS: Don’t expect anything of substance from the proposed meetings between Israeli and Palestinian ‘negotiators’.