Opinion polls are snapshots of sentiment at a given time, not a foolproof prediction.
If Palestinians wept during Shimon Peres’ funeral, it was for the sorry spectacle of Mahmoud Abbas’ attendance.
Even if the agreement is not meant to benefit the regime, it may do so in any case.
The split is more likely to be linked to recurring reports dating as far back as early last year.
The Labour leader’s opponents are using red herrings to ramp up pressure on him to resign.
The UN cannot in good conscience highlight the blood on Bashar al-Assad’s hands while willingly shaking them.