CFR Syria Looking for Improved Relations with Obama Administration
Syria to Welcome Foreign Investors Syrian President Bashar Assad's government is pushing ahead with steps to open up its economy to investment.
Yedioth Ahronoth 'No signals from Damascus' As focus shifts to Netanyahu's trip to Washington this weekend, prime minister's office negates Arab media report that Jordanian king relayed message from Syria signaling willingness to renew peace negotiations with Israel
Syria moves from pariah to power broker Region sees it as a bulwark against Iran; US sees it as key to any peace deal
Listening and talking to Syria When hopes for moving toward a regional peace are fanned, that primarily refers not just to the Palestinian track, but also to the attainment of an agreement with the two countries bordering Israel to the north, Syria and Lebanon.
'Syria willing to resume talks as soon as Israel is ready'
Al Hayat Umayyads and Ottomans Syrian-Turkish relations are developing in a very ambitious strategic direction
Gül praises relations with neighbor Syria
Assad: Syria has total confidence in Turkish mediation
Turkey hails resumption of Syrian-European-US talks
Peres: If Assad wants Israel-Syria peace, why is he shy? President urges Syrian counterpart to agree to direct talks, says time is ripe to advance Mideast peace
Don't expect public diplomacy from Syria, top analyst says
Why Syria fuels the Iraqi insurgency By Raymond Tanter
The Missed Opportunity of the Iraq-Syria Oil Pipeline: Syria ...
Turkish arms sales to Lebanon worries Israel; US backs Syria ties
Syria: MiG-31 deal still on
Damascus says report that Russia wants to halt sale of fighter jets 'attempt to damage relations'
Syria denies deal with Russia over advanced aircraft fell through
Alliance Could Swing Lebanon Election BY: Brooke Anderson The Washington Times U.S. relations with Lebanon could hinge on whether a Hezbollah-led coalition wins June 7 parliamentary elections.
Moves in the Lebanese political landscape? (UPI) -- The June 7 parliamentary election in Lebanon will bring a new government to power in a close race where the emergence of independents may be telling.
Daily Star The frenzy to secure votes shows what's wrong with Lebanon's political system
Hezbollah expands beyond Lebanon (UPI) -- Hezbollah officials said their opposition against Israel had extended beyond the Lebanese border to include support for Palestinian militants.
Independent Robert Fisk’s World: The West awaits the return of friendly 'democrats' to Lebanon
Daily Star EditorialErdogan is under fire for policies, while Lebanese leaders simply fan fires
Albright group lauds Lebanese election (UPI) -- Lebanon has improved its electoral system substantially as it prepares for June parliamentary elections, though security issues remain, observers said.
Biden in Lebanon 'support' visit
Vice-President Joe Biden is to visit Beirut to voice Washington's support for an "independent" Lebanon, the US says.
Robert Fisk: Biden's real mission is to stop Hizbollah
Lebanon DM: Biden Promised Aid, Regardless of Election Results
Hezbollah wrestles with Lebanon government in bid to grab power
'Win or lose, Hizbullah will remain dominant'
Der Spiegel BREAKTHROUGH IN TRIBUNAL INVESTIGATION
New Evidence Points to Hezbollah in Hariri Murder The United Nations special tribunal investigating the murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri has reached surprising new conclusions -- and it is keeping them secret. According to information obtained by SPIEGEL, investigators now believe Hezbollah was behind the Hariri murder.
Hizbollah denies report it plotted Hariri slay
The group brands as ‘fabrication’ a magazine report that it was behind the 2005 assassination of Rafiq Hariri, saying the accusations are designed to influence the parliamentary election
ANALYSIS / How will 'revelation' on Hariri impact Lebanon vote?
Hizbullah's Growing Regional Role Piques Arabs
Lebanon's intelligence war Mohanad Hage Ali: The arrests of alleged Israeli spies in Lebanon and a Hezbollah cell in Egypt suggests hostilities have given way to espionage
Israel: Arrest Hezbollah chief over Hariri assassination Lieberman calls for international arrest warrant to be issued; Hezbollah: We didn't assassinate Lebanon PM
Lebanon and The Best Schemes Of Mice And Men : Amir Taheri
Debka Lebanon's election at center of US-Russian tug of war
MESH ‘The Lebanese Army’
Christian confusion is Lebanon's loss By Michael Young
What Will Syria-Israeli Talks Mean for Lebanon? - Daily Star
Lebanon's trade minister remarks on rapid development in Kurdistan ...
Israeli ministers use Der Spiegel's Hariri story to knock Hizballah
The Obama-Netanyahu Meeting and Arab-Israeli Peacemaking - Robert Satloff (Washington Institute for Near East Policy)
'One State, Two States: Resolving the Israel/Palestine Conflict' By BENNY MORRISReviewed by JEFFREY GOLDBERG There are two oft-envisioned futures for Israelis and Palestinians, and Benny Morris thinks neither has a chance. First Chapter
Netanyahu: We'll build only in existing settlements In reference to outposts, premier says his government committed to preserving law in territories
Dore Gold Israel's forgotten rights in Jerusalem
Gideon Levy: Only settlers are taking Obama seriously in Israel
Arabs like Obama but are still suspicious of U.S. New poll shows that 45 percent of Arabs in six different countries view Obama positively
U.S. arms firms jockey to sell advanced fighter jets to Israel
Obama won't unveil peace initiative during Cairo speech
After U.S. requests, Israel to decide on opening Gaza crossings
Netanyahu finds himself forced to choose between defying Obama, or freezing all construction
Netanyahu's peace plan
Will Israelis leave the country because of Iran?
'Cairo still not comfortable with FM'
US: J'lem's status open to discussion
Washington responds to PM's announcement that Israeli capital "will never be divided or partitioned."
Poll: Arab world mixed on Obama Findings of new survey indicates many Arabs hopeful new administration will offer real ME policy change
Yedioth Ahronoth Poll: 51% back strike on Iran
PM: No new settlements Netanyahu says government will accommodate natural population growth in West Bank communities but will not build new settlements. Commenting on outpost evacuation he says: We must uphold rule of law
Palestinians Aren't Ready for Statehood – Editorial
Obama wants to reset the Middle East agenda; Israel must listen By Ellen Laipson
DEBKAfile lifts fog from the Obama-Netanyahu balance sheet
Israeli settlements 'can expand'
Israel's prime minister says settlements in the occupied West Bank will be allowed to expand despite US objections.
Israel Air Force Completes Drill to Combat Iran Strike (AFP)
Some Questions about a Palestinian State - Daniel Doron
How Mossad helped Hamas A botched assassination attempt by seven Israeli agents and the rise to power of Khalid Mishal
May 22 IA# 516 - Hamas Challenges PLO's Legitimacy as Sole Representative of Palestinian People
Israeli Companies Seek Global Profile
Israel's Arab Citizens - Khaled Abu Toameh
Are Islamists Really Motivated by the Palestinian Issue? - Melanie Phillips
Obama-Netanyahu summit: Yes to six-month limit for Iran dialogue, no to Palestinian state now
Washington Post: U.S. Presses Israel to End Expansion of Settlements; Bush Pact Complicates Issue
Iran Has Changed the Middle East Security Agenda - IDF Brig. Gen. Michael Herzog (Washington Institute for Near East Policy) Aluf Benn / Haaretz:
Obama warns Netanyahu: Don't surprise me with Iran strike —
USIP Won’t You Be My Neighbor: Syria, Iraq and the Changing Strategic Context in the Middle East April 2009 Steven Simon 593KB