16.05.2011 12.Ijar, 5771 Tag 27 des Omer
Palestinian leaders are unlikely to endorse an armed uprising in their quest for statehood; neither the Palestinians nor Israel's neighbors have any interest in a conflict within or outside Israel's borders.
It's all too easy to draw a line connecting Tehran, the Golan Heights and Maroun al-Rass. It's even easier to link yesterday's Nakba Day events with those anticipated in September. But the fact that the border between Syria and the Golan Heights was stormed by Palestinians of all people and that Israel fired into Lebanon at something other than a Hezbollah provocation are not exactly what either Bashar Assad or Hassan Nasrallah had been praying for.
Some say that yesterday's events serve Assad by diverting media attention from the ongoing killings of demonstrators on his own territory, while playing into the hands of Iran, which is pushing for a militant line against Israel. But the main Arabic TV networks, which led with the Nakba Day events, didn't spare their audiences reports about events in Syria, and even Syria's own state media, which gave the Nakba considerable space, went on with its propaganda war against the opposition protesters….