The United States thanked Turkey for urging Syria to intervene in ... “What Turkey did that was very helpful is to go to Damascus and to say to the Syrians they need to use all of their leverage to help this take place
Arutz Sheva Al-Arabia: Meshal Left Syria An al-Arabia TV reporting quoting “Syrian sources” stated on Wednesday that Hamas politburo head Khaled Meshal left Syria along with other
Damascus Journal: For Ramadan Viewing: A TV Drama Against Extremism
Forward U.S. Seen Backing Israeli Moves To Topple Hamas By Ori Nir The Bush administration appears to have dropped any objections to Israeli efforts to topple the Palestinian Authority's democratically elected Hamas government.
Financial Times COMMENT: A proposal to curb the escalating tension in Gaza If agreement is to be reached, its rough outlines are predictable: Israel wants quiet, and Hamas wants the ability to govern, write Gareth Evans and Robert Malley of the International Crisis Group.
Simon: Crisis Aggravated by Weak Israeli and Palestinian Governments
PostGlobal: Ideas for Solving the Gaza Impasse
Israel steps up Gaza campaign after Hamas strike· Tanks move in to create 'security zone' in north Israeli town hit by rocket for second night running
Guardian Europe's response to the siege of Gaza is shamefulJonathan Steele: The Palestinians have no partner for peace. They will only have one if Israel agrees to recognise Palestine's right to function.
The Israel Enigma - Victor Davis Hanson, RealClearPolitics
Ha’aretz – IDF moves into north Gaza in bid to stop rockets
Benn We need a Nasrallah Nasrallah hates Israel and Zionism no less than do the Hamas leaders, Shalit's kidnappers and the Qassam squads. But as opposed to them − he has authority and responsibility.
The weakness of the American partner In terms of direct influence on the ground, there has been absolute American silence.
Yedioth Ahronoth Palestinians score own-goal
UPI Commentary: The impossible dream By ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE
Daily Star Israelis won't be able to feel secure until their neighbors do
Israel is pushing Palestinians toward a third intifada By Mahdi Abdul Hadi
Israel Fears High Price for US Strike on Iran
Christian Science Monitor Pragmatism may trump zeal in Iran Iran could break the taboo on talks, despite decades of anger toward the US.
UPI Analysis: U.S. policy and Islamic renewal