OMID SAFI, TABSIR: It’s not the Americans or Israelis who are wreaking destruction on Mecca a radical solution is required.
RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: “Money is the mother’s milk of politics.” Sheldon Adelson may not have breasts, but he sure has the money and the power.
ROB L. WAGNER: The Abu Dhabi authorities surprisingly announced the resurrection of their three-museum project. Who’s it for, though?
RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: Adelson would explicitly reject the dictum, kol yisrael erayvim zeh ba-zeh (“All Israel is bound up on in the other”).
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: The many properties and benefits of Morocco’s Argan Oil have been known for a very long time but they’ve suddenly come to the attention of film stars and other celebrities. Good news?
Daniel Varasico: Even after the “No fly zone” and the “ceasefire” there is still no more clarity on what the end game looks like in Libya.
DAVID WESTLEY: From the same hotel that has given us the gold bar vending machine comes what must be the world’s most expensive Christmas tree.