Reading Time: 6 minutes Really interesting material on Syria flies by, largely unnoticed and unremarked upon. Here’s a grab bag of potentially consequential items from the past couple of months.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Fareed Zakaria, the favorite pundit of the Council on Foreign Relations, is bewildered that the Saudis aren’t more welcoming toward Arab Spring. And he loves George W. Bush’s love of freedom. Maybe this is why CNN ratings are at record lows.
Reading Time: < 1 minute The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has a dimension that is not often emphasized: the growing conflict between Ultra-Orthodox Israelis and their fellow Jews. A small but growing number of Israelis are speaking out about evictions of Palestinians from their homes. Here’s a documentary trailer on the subject.
RadioWhoWhatWhy: Russ Baker on WBAI radio, New York, talks about Syria with host Felipe Luciano and fellow guest Prof. Stuart Schaar. April 5, 2012
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Reading Time: 5 minutes Heart-rending accounts of Syrians suffering at the hands of their government make powerful storytelling. But they hide the big-picture: a trumped-up opportunity for the West and its Arab allies to remove yet another “inconvenient” regime.
Reading Time: 9 minutes We’re being told that Israel is itching to take out the Iranian regime. But there are other players behind the scenes. And their warnings to Israel not to launch an attack on Tehran sound hollow.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Scrutinize one day’s helping of headlines and story summaries, read between the lines, and you begin to see why our problems never get solved.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Is the US preparing the public for war with Iran? You bet.
Reading Time: 2 minutes Video offers new perspective on photojournalism in areas of conflict, notably in Israel/Palestine.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Astonishing criticism of Israel’s leadership from its former spy chief. Let’s recognize this moment, the complex notions it expresses about Israel, and the possibilities raised.