The Real Mid-East VS the New Mid-East

"Israel Hayom" Newsletter, November 29, 2011

The New Mid-East school of thought underlines political correctness, but undermines the stability of the Real Mid-East. This has been recently verified by Western support of the "March of Democracy," which has unleashed rampant violence on the Arab Street.

A View from the Arab Spring, towards the Following Summer

International Policy Forum, November 01, 2011

The phrase “Arab Spring” is a surprisingly appropriate description of current events in the

Arab world. It relates not only to the awakening of anger and to the desire for change by the

Arab masses, but also to the lack of understanding of the circumstances, by most European

and American observers.

A Middle East Double-Dip

http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_opinion.php?id=696, October 23, 2011

A Middle East double-dip is ushered-in by the lynching of Gadhafi; the violent alteration of alliances and regime in Libya; the inherent tribal, ethnic, ideological and religious fragmentation in that oil rich country; the volatile Arab Street from North Africa to the Persian Gulf;

US Military Aid to Egypt - Counterproductive

http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_opinion.php?id=667, October 17, 2011

The transfer of advanced US military systems to Egypt – including the co-production in Egypt of the M1A1 Abrams tank - undermines vital US national security interests. 

Arab Spring? Not Quite

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4062310,00.html, April 29, 2011

The 2011 Middle East upheaval exposes the Arab Street: No “spring” and no “nations,” but the exacerbation of tribal-ethnic-religious-geographic loyalties, splits and power struggles, the intensification of domestic and intra-Arab fragmentation, the escalation of intolerance, violence and hate-culture, the absence of stability, the deepening of uncertainty, exposing the tenuous nature of Arab regimes, the ruthless submission of democracy-seeking elements and the perpetuation of ruthless tyrannies.

January – February, 2011 Middle East Turmoil

Secure Freedom Radio, February 28, 2011

Western policy-makers and public-opinion molders should do away with wishful-thinking and cope with Middle East reality of volatility, instability, violence, shifty regimes and accords and tyranny.

The Tunisia – Mideast - Judea and Samaria Connection

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4017059,00.html, January 22, 2011

The Tunisian turmoil – and its potential ripple effects - reaffirm the critical significance of the Judea and Samaria mountain ridges to the national security and survival of the Jewish State. 

Middle East Sandstorms and Tumbleweeds

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3943768,00.html, August 26, 2010

The US evacuation of Iraq and the 2011 expected evacuation of Afghanistan – and President Obama's preoccupation with the Palestinian issue – remind me of the Texas colloquialism: "When you're smothered by a West Texas sandstorm, don't be preoccupied with the tumbleweeds."

 

In the beginning of 1990, President Bush believed in the New World Order theory, and pursued engagement with – and not defeat of – Saddam Hussein.  He considered the Palestinian issue as the root cause of Middle East turbulence, and therefore pressured Prime Minister Shamir for sweeping concessions.  However, Saddam's invasion of Kuwait in 1990 exposed the fallacy of "The New Middle East" and "The New World Order," sucking the US into a costly, bloody and prolonged quagmire.  

Obama Excludes the Arab-Israel Conflict

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3841505,00.html, January 30, 2010

The exclusion of the Arab-Israeli conflict from President Obama's 2010 State of the Union Address reflects a US order of priorities and, possibly, a concern that mediation in the Arab-Israeli conflict does not advance – but undermines – Obama's domestic standing. In fact, Jerusalem should impress upon the US to reduce its mediation profile, minimize tension between Israel and the American broker, while enhancing strategic cooperation between Israel and its American ally.    

Inter-Arab Politics: A Culture of Violence

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3832221,00.html, January 10, 2010

Israel’s security policies must take into account 1,400 years of Arab violence.

 

Galal Nasser, a prominent columnist in Egypt's al-Ahram Weekly recently wrote: "Violence has become the norm in Arab life, both on official and non-official levels...There are many types of violence besetting the domestic scenes of Arab countries, making relations among them unpredictable and unstable.”

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