MAI ABDUL RAHMAN: It’s an event that defines both Israel and Palestine. It’s brutal realities will not be wished away.
JEROME SLATER, MONDOWEISS: Simon Schama is a popular and highly respected historian. But Israel appears to be his blind-spot.
JUAN COLE: Israel reneged on its promises, Kerry called them out and then all hell broke loose.
IRA GLUNTS, MONDOWEISS: There’s another good reason to support BDS – the increasing prevalence of planned vandalism against Palestinians
JONATHAN COOK: It’s one of the oldest tricks in the book – divide and rule – but it could be the spark for another Intifada.
JUAN COLE: Arial Sharon’s legacy is one of disaster for Palestinians, Israelis and the wider Middle East.
PHILIP WEISS: 2014 is set to be a pivotal year for ‘the lobby’ in the United States, according to a leading commentator
MAI ABDUL RAHMAN: The hope has long since disappeared. Since the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin Israel has pursued a relentless course.
MONDOWEISS: The decision of the EU to ban all EU funding of projects in the occupied territories has certainly caught the Israeli government napping.
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?
SAM BAHOUR, MONDOWEISS: There are three essential reasons why the fate of Palestine is a matter for global concern.
JONATHAN COOK: As the physical threat against their security has waned so Israelis have been free to examine other areas of their society.
MONDOWEISS: The heat surrounding Stephen Hawkin’s withdrawal from a conference in Israel added heat to a debate between two prominent commentators last week
PHILIP WEISS, CGNEWS: Josh Landis’s marriage to a Syrian Alawite was judged fair game in a discussion on his views on the political situation. Why only him?
RAMZY BAROUD: Palestine’s history has traditionally been told through the prism of an accepted Israeli or Western narrative. It’s time for Palestinians to tell their own story.
RAMZY BAROUD: The telling of Palestine’s recent massacres has generally been in the hands of Israeli writers and historians. Time for a change