Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Yemen's Youth Movement, King Abdullah's Legacy, the Call for Anti- Semitism Laws, Russia's Defense of Rogue States, Human Rights in Sudan

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Yemen's Youth Movement, King Abdullah's Legacy, the Call for Anti- Semitism Laws, Russia's Defense of Rogue States, Human Rights in Sudan

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Yemen Times / Sanaa, YemenYouth movement still needed in Yemen

"The Houthis and Al-Qaeda dominate many headlines concerning Yemen.... What is noticeably absent in Yemen coverage is news regarding independent youth - the movement behind the country's 2011 uprising," writes Ahlam Mohsen. "Four years after its Arab Spring, the country is faring worse than it did before the protests ... and many youth who enthusiastically came out to push for change are tired and disillusioned.... If the youth movement wants to compete for a shot in shaping the country, they need to reorganize - and quickly. The movement needs to set out its priorities and its next few steps.... If there's one lesson the movement should have learned by now, it's that their power is a result of a mass social movement."

Arab News / Jeddah, Saudi ArabiaKing Abdullah's legacy of progress

"During his rule, [Saudi Arabia's late] King Abdullah led his country through a web of regional and international pressure thus turning Saudi Arabia into a country that could lead and initiate rather than to react. When King Abdullah internalized that the Arab order was about to shatter, he swiftly moved from the traditional policy of working behind the scenes to secure Arab consensus into a forefront position in the struggle for a better regional environment for the Arabs and the Muslims...," writes Hassan Barari. "The legacy of the late king is one that is based on a clear vision of the role of the country in a changing world.... King Abdullah skillfully maneuvered to protect his country from the spillover of the regional threats.... King Salman will for sure build on this legacy to catapult the country into a new success."

The Jerusalem Post / JerusalemConcrete laws are needed to fight anti-Semitism

"[In the] 70 years since [the] end of the most horrific chapter in Europe's history, anti-Semitism has once again surged to levels unprecedented since the end of the Holocaust...," writes Arsen Ostrovsky. "[A] May 2014 report by Anti-Defamation League estimated that a staggering 26 percent of the world - 1.09 billion people - harbor anti-Semitic attitudes, with Western Europe at 24% and Eastern Europe at 34%. …

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