JAMES M. DORSEY: Four young Palestinian footballers were killed in a bombing during Israel’s assault on Gaza. Enough is enough, say some top footballers.
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.
JONATHAN COOK: Evidence has recently emerged of the programme that Israel initiated to manufacture further Palestinian despair.
RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: The IDF (and Border Police) are murderers. They kill civilians. Unarmed civilians. Who protest for justice and human rights. This is no defensive army.
JONATHAN COOK: … Expropriations would become a staple of life over the next three decades as more than 70 per cent of the land belonging to Palestinians was nationalized
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.
RAMZY BAROUD: 450,000 UN-registered refugees live in Lebanon. They subsist in poverty, living in 12 concentration style camps, denied basic rights and lack nominal political horizons.
MONDOWEISS: The plan to expel tens of thousands of Bedouin from the Negev Desert is advanced. So why haven’t they risen up?
JONATHAN COOK: The remaining border, the 260km one with Egypt, is being closed with another wall, gaining impetus with the overthrow of Mubarak
ALEX KANE, MONDOWEISS: The killing of Mustafa Tamimi by IDF troops has shocked ‘the unshockable’ population of Palestine, as well as the wider world at large.
PHILIP WEISS, MONDOWEISS: In an exasperated tone the US Defence Secretary laid down the law to the Israeli government, but is anyone listening?
JONATHAN COOK: It looks like the Israeli military have revived a notorious policy to ensure that there is no repetition of a prolonged kidnap drama.
RAMZY BAROUD: An unmanned Israeli drone fired a missile at Ibrahim Zaza. For thirty days, against all odds, he survived.
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.