One does not have to share Khalidi's political proclivities to know that his analysis here is objectively true. He brings a certain new bit of perspective to the events of Egypt, Syria and Lebanon: How rich Saudi's fund and support the Salafis and intervene in the internal politics of all of the now in flux Arab countries. For those who fail to realize it yet: The notion of a two-state "solution" is dead and there is, actually, only one state. The question is what sort of state is it going to be...... This is what the "conflict" is about now..
Cease-fire breaks down in three areas in Syria, monitor says (Reuters)
from the article: Full transcript of interview with Palestinian professor Rashid Khalidi