Opinion polls are snapshots of sentiment at a given time, not a foolproof prediction.
If your support for Palestine entails justifying Assad’s mass slaughter, you are no friend to Palestinians or Syrians.
If Palestinians wept during Shimon Peres’ funeral, it was for the sorry spectacle of Mahmoud Abbas’ attendance.
As with Israel, the Assad regime engages in diplomacy as a fig leaf towards pacification, not peace.
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.
What Israel seeks is not peace but pacification.
The regime is using the peace process as a diversionary tactic, buoyed by recent battlefield gains such as Palmyra.