The unprecedented Arab protests on Israel's borders, pegged to the 63rd anniversary of Israel's declaration of statehood, resulted in at least 10 dead and hundreds wounded.
Syria is a gateway for Iran's influence in the Middle East, but it has also been a relatively predictable neighbor for Israel. If Assad's regime comes unhinged, that could all change.
In addition to Gaza violence, allied forces ramped up efforts in western Libya and more than two dozen are reported dead in Syria protests Wednesday. Yemen could be inching closer to civil war.
Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi said a no-fly zone would prove that foreigners are trying to 'steal their oil' and lashed out against what he called foreign interference.
Israel is concerned that the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will give rise to the Muslim Brotherhood and create an 'encirclement' of hostile states.
Three scenarios for the way the uprising might end and what it all means for the US, Israel, and Iran.
Concerned about ending up on the wrong side of history, world leaders have appeared hesitant to vocally support either the Egyptian government or the growing number of protesters in Cairo. Below are the reactions from five regional and world players to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, his government, and the protests.
'We are anxiously monitoring what is happening in Egypt and [elsewhere] in our region,' Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his cabinet Sunday morning.