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
RAMZY BAROUD: Israel has consistently tried to mould Palestinian leaders in its ideal image. In Mahmoud Abbas they have an unqualified success
If you ever had a burning desire to see the American-Israeli alliance shine, there wasn't a better place to be than Jerusalem last week.
MONDOWEISS: If you had a desire to see the U.S.-Israeli alliance shine, there wasn’t a better place than Jerusalem last week.
RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: When in office they’re ramrod straight security hawks but once they leave they suddenly become ‘seers’. But the criticism is unusual in its vehemence
CROSSROADS ARABIA: They came thick and fast throughout the last year. Many of them, though, just serve to devalue the meaning of a religious edict
RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: The words were predictably fiery and pugnacious but Meshal’s visit points to a new direction for Palestine.
RAMZY BAROUD: Hamas might be reinventing itself, or it may simply be trying to weather the storm. Either way, it is quickly leaving its traditional home.
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.