The Middle East Channel

The ‘cold peace’, Israel, and Arab democracy

The ‘cold peace’, Israel, and Arab democracy

Israel’s Demophobia by Dov Waxman. In a coming era of Arab democratization, Israel must make peace with the peoples of the Middle East–not just their autocratic rulers.

‘Tahirization’ and the state of Israeli democracy by Ahmad Tibi. As Israel remains hostile to the Egyptian-inspired movement for democracy in the Arab world externally, it remains oblivious to its own internal democratic deficit.

‘Mazal tov, Egypt!’ by Ezzedine Choukri Fishere. The revolution in Egypt demonstrated that internal pressures cannot be bottled up indefinitely under the banner of stability–something that Israel should be thankful for in the long term.