JUAN COLE: Israel reneged on its promises, Kerry called them out and then all hell broke loose.
MARC ELLIS, MONDOWEISS: Don’t expect anything of substance from the proposed meetings between Israeli and Palestinian ‘negotiators’.
NATAN ODENHEIMER, CGNEWS: In an open letter a former IDF soldier praises Mohammed Assaf and spells out how he believes he can help unite the two communities
JONATHAN COOK: Israelis are basking in the warm glow of playing host to a major international sporting event. Is it though the beginning of a South African style campaign focused on sport?
JONATHAN COOK: As the physical threat against their security has waned so Israelis have been free to examine other areas of their society.
MONDOWEISS: A drunken racist comment at an ATM showed how the expression of hatred against Palestinians is accepted within Israeli society.
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.
TAHSEEN YAQEEN, CGNEWS: It’s a story that pops up now and then but the strength of its message should not be underestimated.