Arab writers, seeking to become more like Israel, called on their countries to to develop their judicial systems and a democratic form of government, to stop repressing citizens and to invest in education.
The hopes that the Arab Spring five years ago would lead to more opportunities for women have largely not panned out. However, there are women in all areas of life who have become leaders in their own way and are fighting for more freedom. Here are the stories of five women.
Dr. Entesar Al-Banna , a columnist for a Bahraini daily, wrote she was shocked that many young Arabs idolize Hitler- a phenomenon she says stems from the wave of violence afflicting the region and, as a result, people are looking to someone who challenged the rest of the world.
Patrick Clawson, director of research at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, said it was very peculiar the Iranians put the S-300 missile system at Fordo, a site they’ve long claimed would be impenetrable to attack.