ALEXANDER MCNABB: Oh yes, you might think it’s simple – turn off the touchpad button perhaps. My odyssey through user support says otherwise
M. LYNX-QUALEY: The novelist Elias Khoury has written a letter to Palestinians who began building a village on land seized by Israel. A haunting, elegiac letter
AHMED AL OMRAN: The American comedienne Chelsea Handler has stirred up a hornet’s nest of indignation in Saudi Arabia
SUSIE OF ARABIA: The furore over the decision to employ women as waitresses in the fast food restaurant Hardees illustrates that progress comes slowly
NEWS FROM SYRIA: The discredited SNC has finally been subsumed by an organisation that has genuine potential to shape a new Syria
RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: Yet another indication of the racism that infects not just the Israeli poor or uneducated, but the media elite and virtually every (Jewish) strata as well.
ROB L. WAGNER: It didn’t take long for the moral relativists and conspiracy theorists to get to work on Malala Yousufzai. Inevitable but depressing.
STEVE ROYSTON: Preparation involves coming up with diversionary tactics whenever the question is likely to produce a response unpalatable to the listening millions.
EMAN AL NAFJAN: They’re individuals who have inspired others with their courage, their humanity and their personal example.
FRANCIS MATTHEW: Lack of political inclusion, and the lack of regular statements, offers an opening to criticism of the country. But this should not ignore its liberal social agenda.