Moscow…waiting for the right price
Russia is cynically using the situation in Syria to negotiate a better international position for itself, writes Emad El Din Adeeb in Asharq Alawsat.
We hope that senior politicians in Moscow show us more respect and stop defending the regime, for they know – before anyone else – that it is doomed to a tragic end. The worst thing about this Russian role is that Moscow is greatly helping to raise the cost of this regime’s inevitable end, through its positions in the Security Council and through its continued arms support to al-Assad.
Palestinians Go Back to UN Dead-End
The Palestinian leadership’s decision to again seek statehood through the United Nations is a clear indication of its unwillingness to negotiate with Israel, writes Jonathan S. Tobin in Commentary Magazine.
The UN ploy has exposed for anyone who cares to open their eyes the fact that the political culture of the Palestinians still makes it impossible for the PA — whether it is run by Abbas and his Fatah alone or in conjunction with the terrorists of Hamas — to recognize the legitimacy of a Jewish state no matter where its borders would be drawn. The only kind of Palestinian state they want or can possibly accept is one that won’t require them to pledge to end the conflict and live in amity with their Jewish neighbors, even if all settlements in the West Bank were wiped off the map.
Times of Israel: Ahmadinejad wounded but wily in final year
The Jerusalem Post: What does Israel want to see in Syria?
New York Times: NATO Chief Sees Parallels Between Syria and Balkans
Washington Post: A step forward in Iranian nuclear talks
Wall Street Journal: On Eve of Egypt Vote, New Court Scrutiny