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Analysis: Has the real Arab Spring now finally begun?

Analysis: Has the real Arab Spring now finally begun?

Sudan, Morocco, and Arab nations signal desire for closer ties with Israel which were unthinkable just a few years ago.Yochanan Visser, 05/02/2020 20:23
From 10000 to 900 Christians: The Arab Spring

From 10000 to 900 Christians: The Arab Spring

The "Arab Spring" was an apocalypse for Christians in the Middle East. Giulio Meotti, 23/08/2018 23:44
The end of  the democratic dream

The end of the democratic dream

An Arab online newspaper asked its readers: "Do you believe equitable democracy can exist in Arab states?" An overwhelming said no.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 13/07/2018 17:20
ANALYSIS: Will Middle East turmoil finally reach Jordan?

ANALYSIS: Will Middle East turmoil finally reach Jordan?

Is Jordan about to become a victim of the misnamed "Arab Spring?"Yochanan Visser, 03/06/2018 22:02
Revisiting a day in history: The Arab Spring

Revisiting a day in history: The Arab Spring

6 years ago today marks the march to Tahrir square in Cairo, sparking what is now known as the Arab Spring.Arutz Sheva, 26/01/2017 13:43
Understanding the Middle East chaos at its core

Understanding the Middle East chaos at its core

In the Middle East, geopolitics is merely a secondary reflection of something much more primary. This is the unrelieved yearning of individuals for both belonging and immortality. Prof. Louis René Beres, 19/06/2016 06:04
The Sykes-Picot borders are collapsing due to a failed Western policy

The Sykes-Picot borders are collapsing due to a failed Western policy

The international community’s mental fixation in concentrating solely on the Palestinian problem have proved a complete failure over the years, and have contributed nothing to changing the nature of the Middle East. Quite the contrary.Amb. Freddy Eytan, 11/05/2016 12:52
Violence and terror in the Islamic religious war against the Jews

Violence and terror in the Islamic religious war against the Jews

A review of the book by Mitchell Bard tracing religion's rise in Muslim terrorism, as the character of the violence turns from terrorist to Jihadist.Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 08/03/2016 17:30
Hamas: 'Zionism is in Trouble'

Hamas: 'Zionism is in Trouble'

Zionism “is in trouble,” the leadership of Hamas opined Sunday, as it gave its own evaluation of Operation Protective Edge.Dalit Halevi, 12/07/2015 19:55
Former Diplomat 'Wouldn't Buy Used Car from Obama'

Former Diplomat 'Wouldn't Buy Used Car from Obama'

Former Israeli diplomat Yoram Ettinger said that President Barack Obama has been dead wrong on every Middle East issue during his term.Yaakov Levi, 04/06/2015 11:24
Obama Invites New Tunisian President to Washington

Obama Invites New Tunisian President to Washington

Obama calls Tunisia's newly elected president, hails the "spirit of peaceful compromise" Tunisians displayed during transition.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/01/2015 05:15
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Acquitted

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Acquitted

Mubarak, 86, cleared of corruption and murder charges over 'Arab Spring' deaths; protests erupt in Cairo over verdict.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/11/2014 17:54
Tunisia's Presidential Election Headed for Run-Off

Tunisia's Presidential Election Headed for Run-Off

The two candidates in Tunisia's presidential election say initial tallies show they had passed to a second round run-off next month.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/11/2014 03:45
Islamists Concede Defeat in Tunisia Elections

Islamists Concede Defeat in Tunisia Elections

Tunisia's Ennahda party, which won the 2011 elections, concedes defeat to its main secular rival.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/10/2014 03:13
Campaigning Under Way for Tunisian Elections

Campaigning Under Way for Tunisian Elections

Campaigning officially under way for the October 26 parliamentary polls which Tunisians hope will bring stability.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/10/2014 05:29
From Arab Spring to Islamic Winter - to Chaos

From Arab Spring to Islamic Winter - to Chaos

Analysts sum up how the Middle East has gotten worse - and what Israel should do about it.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 29/09/2014 09:05
Verdict in Mubarak's Trial Postponed

Verdict in Mubarak's Trial Postponed

Egyptian court postpones a verdict in the retrial of former President on charges of corruption and killing protesters.Ben Ariel, 28/09/2014 06:34
Tunisian Islamists Won't Take Part in Election

Tunisian Islamists Won't Take Part in Election

Tunisia’s main Islamist party, Ennahda, says it will not contest a presidential election in November.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/09/2014 04:15
Sheik Claims Arab Spring is a 'Western Plot'

Sheik Claims Arab Spring is a 'Western Plot'

Egyptian sheik claims in television interview that the Arab Spring was a Western plot to divide the Arab world into multiple fragments.Elad Benari, 03/06/2014 06:25
Hosni Mubarak Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

Hosni Mubarak Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

Former Egyptian president, as well as two sons, found guilty of embezzlement.Tova Dvorin, 21/05/2014 15:36
Egypt: Simpsons Episode Proves War is a Conspiracy

Egypt: Simpsons Episode Proves War is a Conspiracy

Egyptian television channel cites a scene from "The Simpsons" as proof that the United States caused the Arab Spring revolutions.Elad Benari, 06/05/2014 06:15
Egypt Policemen Given 10 Years for Killing Blogger

Egypt Policemen Given 10 Years for Killing Blogger

Two Egyptian policemen given 10 years in jail for the killing of a blogger whose death rallied protesters in the 2011 revolt.Elad Benari, 04/03/2014 06:19
Egyptian Play Blames Mossad for Arab Spring

Egyptian Play Blames Mossad for Arab Spring

Anti-Semitic play which aired on Egyptian television shows "hareidi Mossad agents" preparing "to control the whole world".Elad Benari, 17/02/2014 06:15
Iran: 'Enemies of Islam Conspiring Against Us'

Iran: 'Enemies of Islam Conspiring Against Us'

Iranian speaker of parliament gives interview in Tunisian media claiming West, Israel 'conspiring' against Muslims.Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin, 12/02/2014 21:18
Tunisia Approves New Constitution

Tunisia Approves New Constitution

Tunisia's national assembly approves new constitution, three years after the overthrow of ruler Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali.Elad Benari, 27/01/2014 05:44
Tunisia's Islamist Prime Minister Resigns

Tunisia's Islamist Prime Minister Resigns

Tunisia's Prime Minister resigns as part of a plan to end months of political deadlock.Elad Benari, 10/01/2014 05:43
Tunisian Parties Choose Interim Leader

Tunisian Parties Choose Interim Leader

Tunisia's political parties choose Industry Minister Mehdi Jomaa to head an interim government of independent figures.Elad Benari, 15/12/2013 06:19
Jordanians Protest, Demand Security

Jordanians Protest, Demand Security

In the latest "Arab Spring"-style protests in the Hashemite kingdom, demonstrators across the country call for security and safety.Elad Benari, 08/12/2013 05:43
Tunisian Rapper Jailed For 'Insulting Police'

Tunisian Rapper Jailed For 'Insulting Police'

'Weld El 15' went on run in August after 21-month sentence without trial, now turns self in and sentenced 4-months.Ari Yashar, 06/12/2013 08:05
Man Sets Himself on Fire in Tunisia's Capital

Man Sets Himself on Fire in Tunisia's Capital

Man sets himself on fire outside a government building in Tunis, in an incident reminiscent of one which set off the Arab Spring.Elad Benari, 12/11/2013 05:45
‘Arab Spring’ to Cost $800 Billion

‘Arab Spring’ to Cost $800 Billion

Middle Eastern economies to lose an estimated $800 billion due to instability.Maayana Miskin, 10/10/2013 10:46
Tunisian Deal Brings an End to Islamist Gov't

Tunisian Deal Brings an End to Islamist Gov't

Tunisia's political rivals have agreed on a timetable for the Islamist coalition to quit and be replaced by a government of independents.Elad Benari, 06/10/2013 06:31
The "Non-Arab Spring"?

The "Non-Arab Spring"?

As Arab civil strife engulfs the region, Israelis should spare a thought for other indigenous peoples fighting for their own rights. Ari Soffer, 18/09/2013 07:00
Farkash: Not an 'Arab Spring,' an 'Arab Tsunami'

Farkash: Not an 'Arab Spring,' an 'Arab Tsunami'

The “Arab Spring” has turned into an “Arab Tsunami,” said former head of military intelligence, Aharon-Ze'evi Farkash.David Lev, 08/09/2013 21:52
Tunisia: Tens of Thousands Protest Islamist Govt.

Tunisia: Tens of Thousands Protest Islamist Govt.

Largest protest in weeks as tens of thousands call for the Islamist-led government to step down.Maayana Miskin and Ari Soffer, 08/09/2013 13:23
MK: When it Comes to Egypt, Israel Must Stay Out

MK: When it Comes to Egypt, Israel Must Stay Out

MK praises Netanyahu for non-involvement in Arab struggles. ‘Israel must not have anything to do with it.’Maayana Miskin, 20/08/2013 22:15
Tunisian Opposition Attracting More Protesters

Tunisian Opposition Attracting More Protesters

The Islamist party which rules Tunisia is losing the battle on the streets, as it attracts fewer and fewer protesters.Elad Benari, 15/08/2013 04:13
Is the 'Arab Spring' Good or Bad for Israel?

Is the 'Arab Spring' Good or Bad for Israel?

What factors affect Israel - and the rest of the world - in the so-called "Arab Spring". Gabriel Rosenberg, 12/08/2013 11:03
Fearing Gazan Spring, Hamas Cracks Down on Dissent

Fearing Gazan Spring, Hamas Cracks Down on Dissent

Gazan "Tamarod" group, inspired by success in Egypt, calls for mass demonstration to oust Islamist group.Ari Soffer, 04/08/2013 17:01
Saudi Arabia Jails Seven for Facebook Activism

Saudi Arabia Jails Seven for Facebook Activism

Saudi Arabia has sent seven Shi'ite Muslims to jail for up to ten years for posting status messages calling for anti-government protests.Chana Ya'ar, 30/06/2013 16:21
Morsi Admits: I've Made Some Errors

Morsi Admits: I've Made Some Errors

Political polarization in Egypt is threatening the country’s democracy, says Morsi ahead of planned protests by opposition.Elad Benari, 27/06/2013 04:15
Hamas, Hizbullah Helped Morsi Escape from Prison

Hamas, Hizbullah Helped Morsi Escape from Prison

Egyptian court says that Hamas and Hizbullah helped prisoners, including current President Morsi, escape in 2011.Elad Benari, 24/06/2013 05:42
Erdogan Not in Serious Trouble Yet – Expert

Erdogan Not in Serious Trouble Yet – Expert

Dr. Mordechai Kedar: protests in Turkey are not an “Arab Spring” situation at this point.Gil Ronen, 04/06/2013 09:13
Two Killed in Violent Rallies in Turkey

Two Killed in Violent Rallies in Turkey

Two people killed, 1,000 wounded as Turkish protesters clash with police.Maayana Miskin, 02/06/2013 13:08
EU Considers Easing Syria Arms Embargo

EU Considers Easing Syria Arms Embargo

EU foreign ministers discuss British, French proposal to allow arming rebels. Critics warn of "devastating consequences".Ari Soffer, 27/05/2013 15:48
Arab Spring: Muslim Brotherhood Fulfills Jihad Vision

Arab Spring: Muslim Brotherhood Fulfills Jihad Vision

The media labelled Arab Spring pro-democracy as Muslim Brotherhood fulfilled its Jihadist vision. Ashraf Ramelah, 23/04/2013 09:57
Tunisia's Ousted President Gets Another Jail Term

Tunisia's Ousted President Gets Another Jail Term

Tunisia's deposed president, Ben Ali, given a five-year jail term absentia for corruption, adding to two previous life sentences.Elad Benari, 17/04/2013 06:45
Mubarak Calls to Rally Around Morsi

Mubarak Calls to Rally Around Morsi

Former Egyptian president makes a surprise call to Egyptians to rally around his Islamist successor, who he himself jailed twice.Elad Benari, 13/03/2013 06:46
Jordan's King Reappoints Prime Minister

Jordan's King Reappoints Prime Minister

King Abdullah II of Jordan reappointed Abdullah Nsur as premier after talks between his chief of staff and parliamentarians., 10/03/2013 06:29
First Lady, Secy of State Honor Egyptian 9/11 Fan

First Lady, Secy of State Honor Egyptian 9/11 Fan

First Lady Michelle Obama and U.S. Secy of StateJohn Kerry this week will honor a woman who celebrated Al Qaeda’s 9/11 attack on America.Chana Ya'ar, 07/03/2013 09:27
Post-Arab Spring Protesters Jailed in Morocco

Post-Arab Spring Protesters Jailed in Morocco

Six people have been sent to prison for their part in post-Arab Sping riots in Morocco's southern tourist haven of Marrakesh.Chana Ya'ar, 28/02/2013 15:39
Tunisia's PM Resigns After Failing to Form Gov't

Tunisia's PM Resigns After Failing to Form Gov't

Tunisia's Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali resigns after failing to form a non-partisan government to end a political crisis.Elad Benari, 20/02/2013 02:16
Islamists 'Islamicize' Singer With Female Caftan

Islamists 'Islamicize' Singer With Female Caftan

Radical Islamists tried to 'islamicize' one of Egypt's best-loved cultural iconsDavid Lev, 17/02/2013 20:59
Egypt Approves New Controversial Protest Law

Egypt Approves New Controversial Protest Law

Egypt's cabinet approves a new draft law regulating public demonstrations that is slammed by rights groups as restrictive.Elad Benari, 14/02/2013 05:45
Clashes Outside Presidential Palace in Cairo

Clashes Outside Presidential Palace in Cairo

Egyptian police fire tear gas and water cannons at protesters outside the presidential palace.Elad Benari, 12/02/2013 06:45
Tunisia: Clashes During Funeral of Opposition Head

Tunisia: Clashes During Funeral of Opposition Head

Police clash with protesters during the funeral of opposition leader whose murder plunged Tunisia into new post-revolt turmoil.Elad Benari, Canada, 08/02/2013 21:33
Peres to New MKs: A Storm Rages Around Us

Peres to New MKs: A Storm Rages Around Us

Peres addresses new MKs, speaks of challenges. ‘Arab world is in turmoil, Iran is a threat.’ Maayana Miskin, 05/02/2013 18:06