Ben Lynfield writes from the Middle East for the Scotsman and other publications.
The once-powerful movement is losing friends left and right.
The Shiite militia risks its standing at home as it helps Assad.
The secretary is exaggerating the Palestinian economy's potential.
The hardest issue in the peace process needs to be resolved before settlements make it unresolvable.
The ripples of the raids are only starting to spread.
The president's Jerusalem speech was a retreat from positions necessary for Israeli-Palestinian talks.
The second-largest bloc in Israel's Knesset is headed by a secular centrist. Will he lend his name to a new government?
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