Picks of the week, 5-11 January

Raphaël Lefèvre, Lebanon’s Dar al-Fatwa and the Search for Moderation, Carnegie Middle East Center, 5 January 2015.
Liz Sly, The rise and ugly fall of a moderate Syrian rebel offers lessons for the West, The Washington Post, 5 January 2015.
Beya Othmani, Qui sont leszommes, Le Monde Afrique, 6 January 2015.
France ‘ready’ to bomb rebels on Libya border, Al Jazeera, 6 January 2015.
Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, ISIS is Losing Its Greatest Weapon: Momentum, The Atlantic, 6 January 2015.
Old diseases return as Syrian doctors warn of ‘medical disaster’, The Daily Star, 6 January 2015.
Brian Whitaker, Saudi Arabia is right to be anxious over its ideological links with Isis, The Guardian, 6 January 2015.
Asmaa al-Ghoul, Islamic State rejected Gaza jihadists’ offer of allegiance, Al-Monitor, 7 January 2015.
Simon Henderson, Royal Roulette, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 7 January 2015.
Kareem Fahim, Violence Grows in Yemen as Al Qaeda Tries to Fight Its Way Back, The New York Times, 7 January 2015.
Ayah Aman, Egyptian town welcomes ban on Jewish festival, Al-Monitor, 8 January 2015.
Josh Rogin and Eli Lake, Iran-Backed Militias Are Getting U.S. Weapons, Bloomberg View, 8 January 2015.
Robin Wright, A Saudi Whipping, The New Yorker, 9 January 2015.
Zvi Bar’el, How Arab world media responded to Charlie Hebdo attack, Haartez, 9 January 2015.
Joe Sacco, On satire — a response to the Charlie Hebdo attacks, The Guardian, 9 January 2015.
Karl Sharro, Charlie Hebdo and the Right to Be Offended, The Atlantic, 10 January 2015.
Mohammed Fadel, ISIS, Islamophobia and the End of Sunnism, The Islamic Monthly, 10 January 2015.
Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Isis has conquered the media. It’s not doing as well on the ground, The Spectator, 10 January 2015.
Annie Robbins, ‘With God’s help, the journalists at Haaretz will be murdered just like in France’: Death threats follow publication of cartoon in Israeli newspaper, Mondoweiss, 11 January 2015.

Joe Sacco: On Satire – a response to the Charlie Hebdo attacks
Joe Sacco: On Satire – a response to the Charlie Hebdo attacks (via The Guardian)

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