Of the 2.2 million Syrian war refugees, over half are children
This Syrian girl and her brother found refuge in Turkey.
Syrian Refugee Children by the Tragic Numbers
Some people might have forgotten the current tragedy in Syria but these numbers are a horrible reminder of the still very real conflict.
Source: Informed Comment
Fourth major U.S.-Israel crisis looming
Will U.S.-Israel relations fray over Iran? It looks like they will, according to veteran Lebanese journalist Selim Nassar writing for pan-Arab daily al-Hayat the week preceding the world powers’ nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic.
Source: Arab Saga
Halfway through timeframe, Palestinian-Israeli talks are going nowhere
The two parties haven’t met in almost a month, and Israeli politicians are now openly discussing the success of maintaining the status quo. Even the crisis with the European Union is over.
Source: 972 Mag
Middle East Stream:The French-Israeli-Saudi Front against Iran
Watch this balanced look of Middle East experts discussing the P5+1 negotiations on Iran, and France, Israel and Saudi Arabia's moves to scuttle the deal.
Source: Back in Beirut