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March 3 Blogging

• Dashiell Shapiro wants Gaza returned to Egypt. But she (gulp) hinges her argument on this point: Returning Gaza to Egyptian control could allow political and cultural influence to flow north instead...

March 3, 2011 15:58 By :

Israeli Democracy’s Warts Are a Selling Point Too

When we talk about Israeli democracy — warts and all — who knew the warts could be a selling point too? I think Tom Friedman’s onto something when he says Al Jazeera coverage of Israel...

March 2, 2011 21:08 By :

Hamas Keeping up with the New Middle East

With huge uprisings against autocratic rule in Egypt, Libya, Tunis and across the Middle East, it’s interesting to see how well the rulers of Gaza understand the demand for democratic reform. The...

March 2, 2011 12:58 By :

Anti-Semitism and Arab Democracy: Connecting the Dots

If you want to understand Israeli concerns about where the Egyptian revolution may go, Richard Cohen’s a must-read. Instead of talking about strategic issues or superficially discussing the Muslim...

March 2, 2011 8:57 By :

The 3 Dumbest Things Written by Intellectuals Visiting Libya

I just gave a thumbs-up to Martin Kramer‘s list of the dumbest things written by Western intellectuals who did junkets to Libya. • 3d place: The shores of Tripoli by Stephen Walt

March 1, 2011 12:37 By :

Arab Uprising Puts Palestinian Intelligentsia On Defensive

My antennae began twitching this morning when I saw Dr. Ahmed Tibi engaged in some damage control this morning. You see, Tibi visited Libya last year — a delegation of Arab-Israeli leaders were...

February 28, 2011 13:38 By :

Axis of Evil Already Meddling in Egypt

Tehran’s mullahs aren’t wasting time expanding their influence. Iran and Syria are already meddling in Egypt. Asharq al-Awsat picks up on the Axis of Evil’s latest plots: The Syrian...

February 23, 2011 13:58 By :

How About a Bahraini Apartheid Week?

Just finished reading the latest from Nick Kristof, Is This Apartheid in Bahrain? Can you imagine the outrage if Israel treated Israeli Arabs and Palestinians the same way Kristof describes Bahrain’s...

February 22, 2011 12:36 By :

Which Headline is Out of Place?

As the Arab world burns, which of these six headlines is out of place? Libya defiant as hundreds of protesters feared dead Iran protests: capital under lockdown Region’s Protests Spread to Morocco Yemeni...

February 21, 2011 0:24 By :

Myths & Facts of the UN Security Council Settlements Vote

The UN Security Council’s meeting tomorrow to vote on a resolution against Israeli settlement activity. It’s time to clear up a few myths out there. Myth: A US veto will spark Arab rage. Fact:...

February 17, 2011 17:38 By :