Widespread spontaneous protests in Iraq, over a hundred killed. Scandal of “pleasure marriages”.
The strong showing of Arab parties in last month’s election has raised hopes for a stronger role for Israel’s Arab community in the country’s political life.
UAE – election for the Federal National Council. One candidate prominently promoting polygamy as a cure for spinsterhood.
Haftar’s military operation to take Tripoli seems to have failed. His foreign supporters. Need for an international conference and a political solution.
The Qatar vs. four dispute drags on. Labour reform. A dress rehearsal for the 2012 World Cup.
Saudi Arabia – an alleged defeat in Yemen, a murder close to the King, a fire, and a speech by MBS.
The practical and political consequences of the Abqaiq raid still not worked out. Iran blamed.
Discussion of BDS in Congress stalled. Some action in England. For Germany BDS is anti-Semitic.
An agreement with Israel on revenue transfers brings some relief to the PA’s beleaguered finances. But “disengagement from the … occupation” will be very hard to achieve.
Following elections likely Israeli government move towards annexation. Time to recognise Palestine.