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June 24 Links
Crisis Rocks Mideast Power Balance
Arab media has a self-interest in not giving much prominence to Iranian protests. UPDATE: See also this blunt assessment at The New Republic (via Jeffrey Levin).
Netanyahu’s Peace Stipulation
Good background on why this condition has come up 16 years after Oslo .
Iranian Internet User Stumps Obama
Reporter at press conference poses tough question on behalf of a protester. The White House tweets in Persian though . . .
The David Rohde Puzzle
The NY Times nearly paid a $1 million ransom after negotiating with terrorists. This might explain why the paper still isn't saying much about its reporter’s kidnapping.
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I completely support the Times acting (or not acting) to protect a hostage. What I find despicable is that the Times would not do this for any other hostage. If the hostage is not a journalist it becomes "hey we only report the news, we are doing our job".