As a young diplomat posted to South Africa at the height of Apartheid, 1976/79, I chose to assist those opposing the regime.
Israel has no animosity against the Syrian regime as such and would rather see Assad remaining in power as long as he limits Iran's maneuvering room.
What kind of precautionary measures should be taken by all the players involved, especially Russia in cooperation with the US, to prevent such an ominous development?
The sense of the political slogan, not to mention the chance to plough marketing opportunities, is never far from Weiwei's work.
There are many reasons to be sceptical or even concerned about the ANC under a Ramaphosa presidency.
In the scheme of things, Australia has deputised as regional bully for imperial powers since it became an outpost of the British empire.
There are a number of sources, including Hamilton, arguing that the Dastyari affair was merely the tip of the iceberg. And the Liberals are also to blame.
However Jordan's subsequent independence in 1946 and Israel's in 1948 laid the groundwork for the Peel two-state solution applying in 99% of former Palestine.
Duterte is popular with the people, even down to his crude and sexist 'humour'. They see him as down to earth in a Barnaby Joyce sort of way.
PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas signed his own suicide note after another blistering attack on America in the United Nations Security Council on 20 February.
Tillerson stated that America’s ongoing contribution to UNRWA is dependent upon what other non-donor States who can afford to contribute to UNRWA are willing to do.
Sponsorship programs in various US states exist encouraging gun loading and training for administrators and teachers.