Just for a change, I'm going to shut up and let someone else do the talking, at least mostly. I've just read an article that surprised me completely. Not because I think it's wrong - though some will be offended by his comment about the Palestine situation, the point is still valid even if it's exaggerated - but because the writer takes a stance that is rather unusual.
I don't know much about this writer, but I do know the newspaper very well, and have known at least one of its editors and many of its writers over the years. The "Arab News" is the English language sister of "Asharq al Awsat" - a Saudi paper with an international distribution. The Saudi Research and Marketing Group, if I recall the name correctly, is that country's largest print media stable, producing several regional magazines too. It is owned by Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, formerly Governor of Riyadh, and recently declared Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister - unusually ahead of his older brother Naif, who had been lined up for the role.
Anyway, I won't bother getting into Saudi politics, for now at least. Suffice to say that this article's appearance under the indirect (or who knows?) auspices of the Saudi heir-apparent, is something very thought-provoking. But I will leave you to make your own minds up. I don't think this needs any commentary from me. Read it for yourselves. "Arab Spring and the Israeli Enemy", by Abdulateef al Mulhim