That Saudi Arabia was able to gather such a large and diverse number of Syrian opposition groups and figures for talks in Riyadh last week was no small feat given the divisions among them. Even more...British Jews send a wake-up call to Israel
As well as continuing to lose its standing on the international stage, Israel’s image is also slipping among world Jewry...New Zealand’s Israel / Palestine initiative disappoints
Days after New Zealand began its two-year stint as a non-permanent member of the U.N. Security Council in January this year, the country’s then-representative Jim McLay criticized the Council...Whether it is a Palestinian intifada or not is irrelevant
No bout of Israeli-Palestinian violence seems complete without speculation about whether we are seeing the beginning of another intifada (uprising). However, this knee-jerk debate is unhelpful,...Russian airstrikes and selective outrage over Syria
Far too many people who have condemned U.S.-led airstrikes are perfectly happy to cheer on Moscow...Warplanes, not diplomacy, on Syria’s horizon
Moscow’s build-up in Syria will embolden the regime to continue being as intransigent as it has been throughout the conflict...Europe and the misrepresentation of refugees
It is not a migrant crisis but predominantly a refugee crisis...Reassessing the still-born U.S. rebel program in Syria
Washington needs an urgent reassessment not just of the program, but of its entire policy toward the Syrian conflict...