JONATHAN COOK: A heavy hand is being applied to those hotels and hostelries in Nazareth that seek to make Christian residents and visitors welcome
MONDOWEISS: He has been on hunger strike for more than 150 days. Still his story is not heard
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?
JUAN COLE: The Presidential candidate appears to be entirely clueless about the recent history of US involvement in the region. Heres’ some help.
MONDOWEISS: The attack on four Palestinian teenagers last week could mark the beginning of a descent that has been actively encouraged by right-wing rhetoric
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: An Israeli leader who neither respects nor fears an American president is a recipe for disaster both for Israel and America. Obama has yet to find that out.
JONATHAN COOK: Proof that Israel has been engaging in a proactive campaign to destroy Islamic places of worship under its control is there for all to see.
FRANZISKA KABELITZ, CGNEWS: In a controversial programme young Palestinian children are invited to spend one day on Israeli beaches.
REBECCA STEIN, MONDOWEISS: They wandered into Jerusalem as gawping tourists after the Six Day war. 45 years on not much has changed
EINAT LEVY, CGNEWS: A ceremony that celebrates the sanctity of life rather than death leaves one feeling strengthened rather than fearful
ALEXANDER MCNABB: A movie being made about the assassination of Mahmoud Al Mabhouh plays fast and loose with the truth.
JAMES M. DORSEY: Held up as a model of a modern Islamic state Turkey faces some formidable difficulties
ARIEL KATZ, CGNEWS: In the Middle East we’re used to drawing firm conclusions from appearances. Ask a question, however, and….
KHALED DIAB, CGNEWS: East Jerusalem is undergoing a cultural renaissance but what will be the ultimate end?
ALEX KANE, MONDOWEISS: The Israelis are doing all in their power to scuttle ‘back channel’ discussions to ease tension between the U.S and Iran.
DAVID ROBERTS: Sometimes politicians say things of such breathtaking stupidity that it stops you completely in your tracks. Like this one from an Iranian member of parliament.