This week brought more wonders from the new and utterly unpredictable Middle East.

Just a few months ago, an Islamist regime hostile to Israel ruled Egypt. In the blink of an eye, a group of officers grabs power — with popular support –, manages to pass a new constitution by a referendum, and becomes Israel’s closest ally in the region.

Last summer, the Syrian civil war was about to end with an American operation that wouldn’t leave much of the Assad regime behind. Now the Syrian Army is standing firm, and so is its president. But he’s losing his chemical weapons and the opposition is slowly crumbling, leaving behind a massive vacuum which al-Qaeda-linked global Jihadist groups are rushing to fill. Last week alone, 700 people died in the infighting between the various opposition factions, causing many Syrians to long for the quiet days before the civil war. […]