A thought-provoking article was posted last week in Canada’s National Post online:
The Arab world may be in turmoil, but none of the Arab uprisings has included Israel as a central issue. Bahrain, Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, Libya — the one factor common to all is that protests centre on local conditions and domestic grievances. What does this tell us about the real problems of the Middle East, and all the attention placed on the “peace process” for all these years?
That was the introduction to a three-way exchange well worth reading. Get the rest of it here.
I especially like one writer’s conclusion—not the prospect envisioned in it, but the scary truth of it:
Unfortunately, while Kevin is correct that preventing Israel’s enemies in that region from becoming nuclear armed, particularly now that some of its less-than-pleasant but still relatively stable dictators have been toppled, there’s no good way to do it. I very much hope the status quo holds out as long as possible. When I try and think through ways that this can possibly end, not a whole lot of happy endings come to mind. Unless you like mushroom clouds, that is. Then you’ll probably be thrilled.