RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: Time Magazine has chosen its ‘Photo of the Year’ and it is a moment of great sadness during the recent onslaught on Gaza
RAWAN NAGHI, MONDOWEISS: It’s a noise to which you never get used. The buzzing bee over the shoulder that is an Israeli drone
NATASHA TYNES, CGNEWS: Two chefs from Jerusalem – one Muslim, one Jewish – have produced a book that celebrates the food of this divided city.
RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: The words were predictably fiery and pugnacious but Meshal’s visit points to a new direction for Palestine.
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?
PHILIP WEISS, MONDOWEISS: If you want to understand what’s happening in Palestine/Israel it’s essential to understand Zionism. Where is it mentioned though?
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.
JUAN COLE: From Jordan to Tunisia, from civil war to pilfered Palestinian land the Arab world is in a febrile state.
MONDOWEISS: The human cost of Israel’s bombardment of the Gaza strip is amply demonstrated by the story of how one family endured it.
RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: Netanyahu’s negotiating position is calculated for one reaction – instant rejection. So what is his gameplan?
LIOR STERNFELD, INFORMED COMMENT: Binyamin Netanyahu knows that the ‘existential threat’ play diverts voters attention from failure in other areas.
MICH CAFE: More than 7,500 olive trees belonging to Palestinians were damaged or destroyed last year by Israeli settlers. A well-thought through assault
RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: Hard on the heels of Qatar’s high profile visit and investment in Gaza comes news that regional super-power Turkey plans a visit.