PHILIP WEISS, MONDOWEISS: It’s come to this. No-one in mainstream American politics, it appears, is willing to say a word that will risk losing the Jewish voters and donors who back Israeli discrimination.
CROSSROADS ARABIA: Another casualty of the upcoming UN vote on Palestinian statehood is likely to be relations between the United States and its long-term ally Saudi Arabia.
LUCY EMMERSON: There are still more who believe that a regime which has killed in excess of 2,200 peaceful protesters in the past 6 months cannot stand
KARA HADGE, MARC SCHEUER, CGNEWS: An initiative launched recently confronts many of the common misconceptions that are held by non-Muslims.
CROSSROADS ARABIA: When Saudi awoke, it acted decisively. Its war against Al-Qaeda was successful in driving the group out of the Kingdom, though at some cost.
DAVID ROBERTS: Qatar’s growing international recognition is bringing with it a host of problems and as we get closer to 2022 the noise of protest is only set to increase.
EILEEN BYRNE, TMND: Now that Qaddafi’s regime has been unseated thoughts of the men who did the fighting are turning to the nation’s immediate priorities.
JUAN COLE: Al Qaeda’s vision for the Arab World has been comprehensively rejected. It appears that Arabs – in particular, young Arabs – are prepared to put their lives on the line, not for a Caliphate, but for parliamentary democracy.
CROSSROADS ARABIA: The current rate at which Saudis are consuming water is simply unsustainable. Drastic action needs to be taken. And soon.
MAI ABDUL RAHMAN: Muslim Americans are also mourning the loss of our belief in the ideal of a country that would protect our constitutional rights.
HRH PRINCE EL HASSAN BIN TALAL, CGNEWS: It’s been a tumultuous decade defined in large part by violence and death but how different is the Middle East today?
TMND: It’s becoming clearer by the day that Algeria played a key role in supporting the Qadhafi regime, particularly in its dark, late days. The Algerians face some very uncomfortable questions
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?
AMERICAN BEDU: I was in CIA Headquarters in Virginia and my soon-to-be Saudi husband was in Pakistan on the day the whole world remembers.
DAVID ROBERTS: It’s always interesting to see how Western media choose to represent women from the Middle East. A slideshow published on U.S website ‘Salon’ featuring Emirati women is instructive.