News that Mahmoud al Mabhouh, a leading member of Hamas's military wing, the Ezzedine al Qassam Brigades, was murdered in Dubai 11 days ago, has quickly prompted speculation that Israel was behind the killing. Hamas's political leader, Khalid Meshaal said: "You may kill us, you may hurt us, but we're going to kill your claimed legitimacy and we will tear the false image you've painted in recent decades."Read article "Murder in Dubai"
If humanitarian relief work was an Olympic event, Israel deserves a gold medal - at least that seemed to be the opinion of many Israeli commentators in the days after Haiti's catastrophic earthquake in which more than 200,000 Haitians died. After 12 days the Israeli field hospital wound up its operations and headed for home having declared its mission accomplished.Read article "Week in review: Israel and Haiti"