How isolated?

After 'Arab spring,' how far will anti-Jewish rancor rise in Mideast?

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Diplomats say they hope the recent attack on Israel’s embassy in Egypt was an isolated incident.

Then again, that ignores the rather salient point that they are, at bottom, diplomats.

The unvarnished truth seems to be that the “Arab spring” has given rise to a strong cold front in relations between Israel and its most peaceful neighbors. Security was beefed up in recent days at the Israeli embassy in Jordan – another country that long ago made peace with the Jewish state – after the Egyptian assault and the creation of a Facebook page calling for a “million-man protest” at the Israeli embassy in Amman on Thursday. Organizers make no bones about their hopes the embassy will be besieged and the Israeli flag torn down.

The restlessness in the Arab world may be mostly about conditions under the despots in those countries, but the hatred of Jews, and America for that matter, is never far below the surface.

Egyptian authorities stood by and watched as a mob breached the outer wall and then the Israeli embassy itself. The staff had already been evacuated, but a handful of guards remained and retreated to the upper floors – where they used fire extinguishers to repel attackers climbing the exterior. Just before the mob could break into the guards’ room, an Egyptian commando unit arrived.

Had the mob harmed the few remaining Israeli guards, the incident could’ve become yet another flash point in that explosive region. But that’s just what some Israel-haters want.

Isolated incident? We’ll see – as early as Thursday.

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 09/14/11 - 05:44 am
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Information is starting to

Information is starting to surface that the Arab Spring is not a secular movement. Sec. State Hillary Clinton warned yesterday the Islamic fundamentalists could gain control.

draksig
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draksig 09/14/11 - 07:19 am
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Could gain control? They

Could gain control? They have been in control from the beginning from the background.

harley_52
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harley_52 09/14/11 - 09:30 am
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The Arab Spring is all about

The Arab Spring is all about the expansion of radical islam. Israel knows it. Any thinking person can see it. It should be no surprise to anyone that President Obama and his Administration are in denial and worse, are actually enabling and assisting the radicals in that expansion.

billyjones1949
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billyjones1949 09/14/11 - 10:36 am
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Sell Israel the weapons

Sell Israel the weapons needed to extinguish these nut case Arabs.

Chillen
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Chillen 09/14/11 - 11:47 am
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In Libya Sharia Law is being

In Libya Sharia Law is being implemented by the new leaders. Surprise!

harley_52
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harley_52 09/14/11 - 02:28 pm
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Israel has been set up,

Israel has been set up, isolated, and vilified by the Obama Administration. Our long time best friend feels betrayed and alone against increasingly hostile, and increasingly deadly neighbors.

We have let them down in every way possible and it's shameful.

For them it's deadly and it will eventually be so for us too.

commonsense-is-endangere
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commonsense-is-endangere 09/14/11 - 03:59 pm
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If someone came in and stole

If someone came in and stole your land,demolished your house, then moved you into a present day guarded concentration camp and forbid you getting outside world's help, I think you would have a wee bit of hatred in yourself as well.

socks99
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socks99 09/14/11 - 04:49 pm
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The 'Arab Spring' was sparked

The 'Arab Spring' was sparked by losses in the value of the U.S. dollar that is commonly used by these governments to procure food for their people. When they were no longer able to purchase enough food with their oil proceeds, then the riots began to break out. The link to U.S. policy remains the fact that the Fed chairman has actively pursued a weaker USD.

When the revolts began, Sec. of State Clinton and the Obama administration -- as well as French and British counterparts -- USED the situation to demonstrate the viability of the neoliberal coalition. Even today, they jet around the world talking of 'democracy;' and pretending that 'nothings wrong' with the U.S. and EU economy.

All-in-all, it's a weird and sad situation. That Israel and the U.S. are targets of all the wrath is something of an old broken record. That U.S. diplomats ignore the causation of the revolts and simply use the situation to advance their own interests and power is sickening.

harley_52
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harley_52 09/14/11 - 09:09 pm
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If I held the United States

If I held the United States of America in such low regard as to believe we are the root of all the problems in the middle-east, I'd be packing and moving to New Zealand.

The fundamental problem in the mid-east is islam. The secondary problem is the people who use it as a convenient tool to enrich themselves, oppress their own citizens, steal their food and treasure, and educate them to hate Jews and Christians (read that as Israel and the United States) as the cause of all their problems.

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