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        1/28/2014, Shevat 27, 5774

      Yaalon: Mideast's Artificial Colonial States are Collapsing

      According to the Defense Minister, the Middle East is now experiencing in the collapse of artificial colonial nation states. The model of a nation state does not work in tribal states like Libya, nor does it work in sectarian societies. Israel would like to see democracy all around it, but democracy is not just elections, as evidenced by the rise of Hamas or the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.

      In this complicated political environment, said the Defense Minister, the US is still the superpower in the region, but it has encountered many challenges in the region and seeks to be less involved.