This week saw continuing conflict in Syria with the added twist of the Internet being completely shut down in the country. Protests were seen in Bahrain and Kuwait, but the ones getting the headlines were in Egypt, where strife continued over the president’s new powers and the draft of the new constitution. But the biggest news of the week was of the vote in the U.N. to grant “observer state” status to Palestine. Passed by a wide margin, there were celebrations in Ramallah and concerns in Israel.
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