Arab Spring Realigns Power and Diplomacy in Middle East

Thursday, September 15, 2011

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Jeffrey Feltman arrived in Libya on Wednesday to meet with leaders of the National Transition Council, saying that the U.S. has "an enduring commitment to support the Libyan people as they chart their country's future." French President Nicholas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister David Cameron also arrived on Thursday morning. Elsewhere in the region, diplomatic ties have broken down between Israel and its closest Arab allies, Turkey and Egypt, as the Palestinian Authority makes a bid for statehood before the United Nations.

Stephen Kinzer, author of "Reset: Iran, Turkey, and America's Future," talks about how the Arab Spring has realigned relationships in the Middle East.

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Since these so-called "democracy" movements are so hostile to the only liberal democracy in the region, why fault Israel as what's wrong in the region when in fact they should be a model for what a strong, decent and just and right in the Middle East. The unhinged hostility directed at Israel tells us more about their neighbors than this small thriving democracy.

Israel may be the only nation in human history that wins one war after another in self defense and then begs for peace while the people they defeated make demands.

Sep. 15 2011 08:50 AM

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