Dozens of Palestinians with US passports or legal residency in the US have managed to get out of the Gaza Strip since the most recent violence began, but there are dozens more still there. And it's not clear if or when they will be able to leave.
Emad Hajjaj is a well-known cartoonist and a sharp commentator on events in the Arab world. He says the turmoil in the region is both a blessing and a curse for someone who makes a living from Arabic editorial cartoons.
More than 110,000 Syrians have fled to Jordan in recent months. About 50,000 Libyans and Yemenis are getting medical treatment. Meanwhile, Jordanians are bracing for the waves of Gulf Arabs tourists expected this summer.
Jordan's King Abdullah has managed to mostly fend off demands for internal change inspired by popular uprisings in neighboring Arab states. But that may not work for much longer. Jordan is facing financial crisis.
Jordan is playing a role in Libya's effort to recover from the violent overthrow of Libyan dictator, Muammar Gaddafi. Tens of thousands of Libyans have traveled to Jordan in the past year for medical treatment.