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The World Through Arab Eyes

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Political scientist Shibley Telhami analyzes the driving forces and emotions of the Arab uprisings and looks ahead to the next phase of Arab politics.  In The World Through Arab Eyes, Telhami gives an account of Arab identity, revealing how Arabs’ present-day priorities and grievances have been gestating for decades. Many Arabs may have a wounded sense of national pride, but they also have a desire for political systems with elements of Western democracies. 

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Comments [6]

NessieG

To sanych:
This may be true but does not account for Arab lies and demonization of the Jews and Israel. The Arabs need leaders who can help them leave behind their religious hatred and wars against Israel.

Jun. 27 2013 12:46 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

Well, the existence of Muslim states in what was Christian Europe was also a problem. The whole world has to FINALLY get used to the fact that a Jewish state not only exists, but is here to stay.

Jun. 27 2013 12:42 PM
sanych

The existence of a Jewish state in what Muslims/Arabs consider their territory is an existential problem for Arabs. It is not psychosis or something they can "get over it". They believe that Allah broke his covenant with the Jews and established a new one with them. Existence of Israel contradicts this fundamental belief.

Jun. 27 2013 12:36 PM
NessieG

The Arab obsession with the Jews, nurtured by their leaders and media, is a psychosis.

Jun. 27 2013 12:31 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

It's too bad that Arab identity became a reaction to the reestablishment of the Jewish State, but they'll just have to get over it. There are 56 Muslim states, so one tiny Jewish state ought not to be a problem. Too bad they made it one.

Jun. 27 2013 12:22 PM
Elaine from Baltimore

I have always thought that the term "Arab Spring" was a creation of the press to impose their viewpoint on the uprisings. The fact is, we have yet to determine what season these countries are in.

Jun. 27 2013 12:11 PM

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