The Arab Spring Failed But Rage Against Misery and Injustice Continues
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The Arab Spring Failed But Rage Against Misery and Injustice Continues

Ten years ago, people across the Middle East and North Africa rose up in protest against their rulers, demanding freedom and democracy. Despotic rulers were toppled or feared that power was being torn from their grasp in countries across the region, as millions of demonstrators surged through the streets, chanting that “the people demand the…

A Peace Deal Like No Other
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A Peace Deal Like No Other

It is odd that the White House is gloating over its claimed peace agreement in the Middle East at the same time as one of the signatories is bombing Syria, Lebanon and Gaza. It all suggests that peace in the region will exclude designated enemies and the friends of those enemies, since the ties among…

Why Arab Leaders Are Groveling at the Chance to Normalize Ties to Israel
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Why Arab Leaders Are Groveling at the Chance to Normalize Ties to Israel

As these words are being written, the foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain are in Washington DC to sign agreements to normalize relations between their countries and the state of Israel. While the United States and Israel were represented by President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Arab states sent…

Will They or Won’t They? Saudi Recognition of Israel is the $64,000 Question
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Will They or Won’t They? Saudi Recognition of Israel is the $64,000 Question

Will the Saudis formalize relations with Israel or will they not? That is the 64,000-dollar question. The odds are that Saudi Arabia is not about to formalize relations with Israel. But the kingdom, its image tarnished by multiple missteps, is seeking to ensure that it is not perceived as the odd man out as smaller Gulf states establish diplomatic…

The US-Brokered Mideast ‘Peace’ Deals Aren’t Really What They Seem
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The US-Brokered Mideast ‘Peace’ Deals Aren’t Really What They Seem

The US-Brokered Mideast ‘Peace’ Deals Aren’t Really What They Seem The loud applause that followed the US-brokered Mideast “peace” deals between “Israel” on one hand and the UAE & Bahrain on the other is misplaced since there was never any real state of war between the “opposing” sides to begin with, but presenting these accords…