"Deaths occur on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Although the numbers of deaths on either side highlight the conflict’s asymmetry, with a far greater number of Palestinians dying as Israelis, it is often difficult to escape the argument put forward that ‘ one death is as bad as a thousand’. There is a point, however, where the pillars of this argument collapse; we reach a point where one death simply cannot be compared to a thousand."
"It is hard to believe that anyone would give credence to reports of the supposed moderating of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's terms for negotiating an agreement with the Palestinians. But, incredibly, some people actually take him seriously, although, quite rightly, the Palestinians don't."
"The head of the Saudi judiciary, Salih bin Humaid, should stop all criminal proceedings against Fahd al-Juhani, a Saudi journalist charged with defaming a local official, Human Rights Watch said today. Al-Juhani had written about what he claimed were attempts by the official, a health inspector, to extort money from shopkeepers in Huta, a town south of Riyadh."
"NATO is planning a military campaign against Syria to help overthrow the regime of President Bashar al-Assad with a long-reaching goal of preparing a beachhead for an attack on Iran, Russia's envoy to NATO Dmitry Rogozin said."