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In the Midst of the Egyptian Upheaval: The Elephants in the Room
The American Thinker ^ | February 04, 2011 | Dan Gordon

Posted on 02/04/2011 3:00:24 AM PST by Scanian

As the Middle East is engulfed in a series of often violent pro-democracy demonstrations and counter-demonstrations that have shattered the myth of stability in that region, there are a number of other myths which have been shattered as well -- about which no one has said a word. These myths are the elephants in the room, and try as hard as some would to turn a blind eye to them, they are now more self-evident than ever. Borrowing from the Letterman Show, here is my own Top Five List, together with a few conclusions.

1.Israel is an apartheid state - Muslim Arabs are demonstrating all across the Middle East to rid themselves of autocratic dictatorships and replace them with true representative democracies. From Algeria to Tunisia, from Egypt to Jordan, from Yemen to the Sudan, and seemingly all points in between, the cause is the same. People want to live in freedom. They want to have their human rights respected. They want democracy. There is seemingly only one place where Muslim Arabs have not taken to the streets against such regimes and in support of such ideals. That place is Israel (even though 20% of Israel's population is Arab). The lack of demonstrations stems from a simple fact: Israeli Arabs already live in a democracy. The rights they enjoy there make them the envy of the Middle East. They live in a nation of laws with one of the most vibrant democracies in the world, complete with a notoriously loud and free press, an independent judiciary, fair and free elections, and a military which is subordinate to the democratically elected civilian government. Simply put, what hundreds of millions of Muslim Arabs are clamoring for throughout the Middle East is what Israeli Arabs already have

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: apartheid; egypt; middleeast; myths; palestinians

1 posted on 02/04/2011 3:00:28 AM PST by Scanian
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To: Scanian
Don't blame Israel if she thinks that she can't depend upon anyone but herself. That is the inescapable conclusion to be drawn from the unseemly speed with which the United States has shown herself capable of throwing an erstwhile ally under the bus to accommodate "the Arab street."

But, but...Obama told said he was a "friend to Israel" as far back as 2007. He couldn't have been lying could he?

/s

2 posted on 02/04/2011 3:16:36 AM PST by SonOfDarkSkies (Has anyone spotted any "together we thrive" tee-shirts yet in the news feeds from Cairo?)
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To: Scanian

The truth will never ever be acknowledged by the arab street.

Their despotic leaders keep them enslaved with this lying rhetoric and that is not about to change.

Our own won and everyone in his administration works for the destruction of Israel. That it keeps their brethren enslaved is a minor inconvenience.


3 posted on 02/04/2011 3:25:21 AM PST by Carley (ARAB STREET NO DIFFERENT THAN AMERICA'S LEFT)
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To: Scanian

WORD!


4 posted on 02/04/2011 3:47:15 AM PST by Lysandru
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; ...
The lack of demonstrations stems from a simple fact: Israeli Arabs already live in a democracy. The rights they enjoy there make them the envy of the Middle East. They live in a nation of laws with one of the most vibrant democracies in the world, complete with a notoriously loud and free press, an independent judiciary, fair and free elections, and a military which is subordinate to the democratically elected civilian government. Simply put, what hundreds of millions of Muslim Arabs are clamoring for throughout the Middle East is what Israeli Arabs already have.
Wow, that's NOT what I thought was going on when I read the first sentence. :') Thanks Scanian!


5 posted on 02/04/2011 4:10:59 AM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume

If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

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6 posted on 02/04/2011 6:03:51 AM PST by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

A peace agreement without educating the population toward peace and coexistence is only a piece of paper
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i DOUBT ANY MUSLIM WOULD LEARN TO LIVE IN PEACE, NEVER HAVING KNOWN ANYTHING BUT SHARIA LAW.


7 posted on 02/04/2011 1:30:25 PM PST by joyce11111
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