• The Syrian opponent living in the United States, Farid Ghadry, denounced in the Jerusalem Post the secret negotiations allegedly being held between Saudi Arabia and Iran. He fears that Riyadh may betray the Syrian revolution if Tehran accepts to abandon the revolution in Bahrain. It would follow that Bashar Assad could remain in power and would no doubt continue supporting "terrorists," including Hezbollah, to the detriment of Israel.

• In the Wall Street Journal, Jay Solomon highlights the diplomatic rapprochement between France and the United States to join efforts in the Middle East. Paris has become the capital of the Arab Spring. Not only does the Sarkozy administration host the meetings of Syrian and Iranian opponents, but it also funds their trips. However, Washington is sometimes inconvenienced by certain French uncoordinated initiatives.

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