Middle East Economic Survey
Political Comment (22 August 2011)
The US has finally called openly for Syrian President Bashar al-Asad to go and the Europeans have followed suit. Turkey and Israel are nowhere near resolving their differences over the Mavi Marmara affair. The international tribunal investigating the assassination of Rafiq al-Hariri has named four Hizbollah suspects. Israel continues to colonize the West Bank and east Jerusalem.
US Calls For Asad To Go...