Tag: Arab Spring


Jim Fletcher 90x115by Jim Fletcher

A few years ago, at the height of the controversy over the Israeli pullout from Gaza, I visited with Caroline Glick in the lobby of the Mount Zion Hotel.

Listening to Caroline—I believe her to be the finest pure journalist anywhere today—give a hard-eyed assessment of the fallout from the pullout, with a backdrop of the Old City walls in the picture window behind her, I couldn’t help but wonder why this type of sane reasoning can’t find its way into politics.

Caroline, the Jerusalem Post’s deputy managing editor (I highly recommend her book, Shackled Warrior: Israel and the Global Jihad), is petite, but don’t let that fool you. A reserve officer in the IDF, she made aliyah in 1991, from her native Chicago. She doesn’t mince words, and her assessments of both the political and military situation in the Middle East is dead-on. I am reminded of the comment from CAMERA’s Andrea Levin a few years back, speaking of the insipid Anthony Lewis: “He’s always wrong.”

Muslim Reporter: White House Backed Arab Spring “Total Disaster”

Bill Wilson2 90x115by Bill Wilson

The Stonegate Institute International Policy Council says that the Arab Spring revolutions backed by the White House have resulted in such democratically-elected oppression that the Muslims in those countries are wishing for a return of the dictators. Stonegate claims to enable human rights activists, moderate Muslims and expert investigative reporters in promoting free speech, exposing funding for terrorist cells, and pressing for transparency in international institutions. The conclusion of one such journalist with Stonegate is that Muslims are worse off a year after Arab Spring revolutions. This is clear evidence that US Middle East policy has acted counter to freedom, human rights, and the best interest of Americans.

In an article entitled "Arabs Are Beginning to Miss the Dictatorships," Arab Muslim journalist Khaled Abu Toameh writes:

"On the first anniversary of the "Arab Spring," many Arabs are beginning to wonder whether they would soon start missing the corrupt dictators who ruled them for the past few decades."