The World's Matthew Bell reports that Israelis are anxiously watching events in the Middle East. What many in the west laud as an "Arab Spring" appears deeply disturbing to Israelis, who worry about what uncertainty lies ahead.
Syria's president Bashar Al-Assad disappointed those hoping for reform in his address today to the nation. The BBC's Lina Sinjab reports from Damascus that demonstrations continue despite warnings of a new crackdown.
Palestinians from not only Syria but from Lebanon and the West Bank clashed with Israeli soldiers yesterday on the anniversary of the creation of Israel. The Palestinians call it Nakbah Day. Nakbah is Arabic for catastrophe. Daniel Estrin reports.