VIDEO: In the first full days after the election, it’s back to work for Barack Obama, the newly re-elected US president. First call, Republicans on how to tackle the “fiscal cliff”.
FRANCIS MATTHEW:Obama failed to deliver this vision in his first term, and sadly, it is unlikely that he will use his second term to re-find his sense of purpose in the world.
REBECCA CATALDI, CGNEWS: It doesn’t have to an ‘either or’ situation. People can speak freely and also ensure that they don’t insult religion.
MAI ABDUL RAHMAN: The intention behind the vile subway ad campaign is clear – to drive a wedge between non-Islamic Americans and their Muslim co-citizens.
NADA ZOHDY, CGNEWS: You’ll find them at Costa or Starbucks. They’re happy to discuss rather than denounce and they’re seeking ways to build Egypt’s civil society.
JUAN COLE: The Presidential candidate appears to be entirely clueless about the recent history of US involvement in the region. Heres’ some help.
SHEHERAZADE JAFARI, CGNEWS: The idea of Muslim women awaiting rescue from their oppressive lives by an injection of Western liberal values is far from reality.
JUAN COLE: ‘A collapse in tourism’, ‘improvement in Barack Obama’s election chances’ – two of the the most significant predicted outcomes of the crises enveloping the Middle East
VIDEO: The White House has reportedly rejected a request by Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, to meet President Barack Obama. A snub?
ADAM HOROWITZ: A joint military exercise, widely regarded as a precursor to a strike on Iran, has been dramatically scaled back. Why?
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: While international attention is focused on Syria events in the Maghreb are threatening to spin out of control
RAMZY BAROUD: After a short respite, neoconservatives are back with their bizarre maps, bleak visions, and a fail-proof recipe for perpetual conflict.
VIDEO, AL JAZEERA: In less than 24 hours the most powerful human craft ever to land on another planet should be exploring Mars to look for signs of life.
JUAN COLE: His recent foreign trip, which included a cultural comparison between Israelis and Palestinians, was hardly hopeful but he has other problems
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.
FRANZISKA KABELITZ, CGNEWS: In a controversial programme young Palestinian children are invited to spend one day on Israeli beaches.