Picks of the week, 19-25 January

Bethan Staton, The deep roots of the Palestine-Israel conflict, Al Jazeera, 21 January 2015.
Julian Pecquet, Congress torn between Europe, Israel on Iran, Al-Monitor, 22 January 2015.
Madawi al-Rasheed, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia obituary, The Guardian, 22 January 2015.
Karl Sharro, The Confused Person’s Guide to Understanding Yemen, Karl reMarks, 23 January 2015.
Egypt Cancels January 25 Revolution Celebrations, Egyptian Streets, 23 January 2015.
Hussein Ibish, How King Abdullah Set Stage for Saudi Reforms — and Opening to Israel, The Jewish Daily Forward, 23 January 2015.
Yassine Majdi, Le Maroc, un acteur important de la luttle contre le terrorisme?, TelQuel, 23 January 2015.
Robin Wright, Postscript: King Abdullah, 1924-2015, The New Yorker, 23 January 2015.
Lina Khatib, The Regional Impact of Saudi Succession, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 23 January 2015.
Ian Cobain, Revealed: how Blair colluded with Gaddafi regime in secret, The Guardian, 23 January 2015.
Nicky Woolf, American Sniper: anti-Muslim threats skyrocket in wake of film’s release, The Guardian, 24 January 2015.
Merrit Kennedy, Libyan Extremist Group Says Leader Has Been Killed, Associated Press, 24 January 2015.
Uri Misgav, Israel’s centrist parties should unite to defeat Netanyahu in the election, Haaretz, 25 January 2015.
H.A. Hellyer, Power, the January 25 revolutionaries, and responsibility, Mada Masr, 24 January 2015.

Mourners gather around the grave of Saudi King Abdullah following his burial in Riyadh
Mourners gather around the grave of Saudi King Abdullah following his burial in Riyadh (via The Telegraph)

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