Israeli Voters Shift Towards Center

Israel and the Palestinians

Palestinian press freedom took a hit as Hamas arrested a number of Fatah-affiliated journalists. According to the Jerusalem Post, Hamas gave no reason for the arrests.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak visited Gaza, drawing a big thumbs down from Mahmoud Abbas.

Bad news for the BDS movement: India and Israel deepen defense ties.

Iranian Atomic Urgency

I haven’t gotten around to listening yet, but Intelligence Squared featured a debate on whether Israel can live with a nuclear Iran. James Dobbins and Reuven Peditzur squared off against Shmuel Bar and Jeffrey Goldberg.

Arab Spring Winter

CNN previews today’s Jordanian elections.

What would you call the latest Russia-Syria developments?

1. NY Times: Syria Evacuation Hints at a New Russian Attitude
2. Sergei Lavrov: Don’t Call it an Evacuation

While the economy continues tanking, Spengler says denial is still a river in Egypt.

Egypt is running out of everything, except well-wishers from the Western foreign policy establishment, for which the Arab Spring has been a humiliating proposition.

Rest O’ the Roundup

Bulgaria has evidence linking Hezbollah to Burgas bombing

(Image of F-16 via Flickr/US Air Force)

For more, see Monday’s Israel Daily News Stream.

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