The commentators 04-07-14
...on the Middle East
Most Israelis and Palestinians want peace. They do not want their children dying this way. But their leaders are small figures seeking only short-term tactical gain.
- Roger Cohen, International New York Times
Since the attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon, the world has become a more, not less, dangerous place. The jihadist swamp in the Middle East is a breeding ground and launch pad for a new generation of deranged Islamist suicide bombers. What frightens the Americans, and should also frighten us, is that so many of these nutjobs hold EU — and primarily British — passports and can fly to the U.S. under the visa waiver programme.
- Richard Littlejohn, Daily Mail
Israelis are in shock after the murder of three teenagers near Hebron. Tensions are running high as leaders weigh how best to respond to escalating violence. But beyond the conflict, Israelis are also tackling more quotidian concerns, like access to business opportunities and technology.
- Natalie Rothschild, Wall Street Journal
The annual Editorial Intelligence comment awards were officially launched yesterday with the announcement of the seventy-strong panel of judges to be led by Stevie Spring, chair of Children in Need.
They include Lorraine Heggessey, Nihal Arthanayake, Karren Brady, Damian Barr, Lynne Franks, Nicky Gavron, Laura Kuenssberg, Adrian Monck and Kirsty Lang.
Anyone is invited to nominate their favourite commentators for the awards, which are divided into 16 categories. There is no charge for entry.
Oxfam, baby buggies
May v Gove
Hatred of women
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