I do not know why I am feeling so hesitant to write this post , lately I am feeling that the freedom I used to enjoy in my blog is questioned, yes it is not censored, but the mixed responses on the post of taking off the veil alerted me that I should not wait for tolerant feedbacks only from all my readers. I think that this post as well might or might not raise some questions .
The issue I want to raise is the feedback of the Arabs to certain uprisings taking place now. I think that the human history is witnessing a new phase and it started with an act of rebellion by Bou Azizi and it ended up into massive demonstrations all over the Middle East. And these revolutions varied in the level of the success, Tunisia and Egypt toppled the head of the state and still struggling with the rest of the system, Yemen stooped in a mid point where nothing is clear, Bahrain revolution faded because of the unethical intervention of the Gulf Cooperation Council, or basically the Saudi Arabia and Libya and Syria are facing bloody attacks on civilians from the so called national army .
Throughout these revolutions many facts were proved, like there is no more supremacy of the states of the media and in addition to that the citizen media played a crucial role in informing and documenting the revolutions, the vocal presence of women and youth and the most important factor in my view was the global support for the cause of the revolution from all over the world regardless the political stances and the cultural backgrounds
I remember how I was happy to get solidarity calls and emails from all over the world and in the other hand I was happy to see the Spanish protesters using a banner saying: this is Tahrir square , or walk like an Egyptians, I had this feeling again with the Greek protests.
However in a third case which is the Israeli protests had completely different echo in the Arab world, and hereby I am building my opinion on my observations on the social media , mainly FaceBook and Twitter.
The reaction was creating pages like "supporting the revolution of the sons of the dogs " and creating a hash tag on Twitter with the same name . I totally understand the reasons behind these reactions, this is a product of years of war and bloodshed and sadly it is still ongoing conflict . however I did not understand how Arabs ignore the point that such protests might be beneficial for their interests, if it brought to power a government willing to change the situation in the Middle East issue. If a failed prime minister like Bibi is toppled, a "better" peace partner might show off.
I know that Arabs will never consider Israelis friends , however the human and strategic relations have a lot of shades of the grey color. Should Arabs start searching for persons believing on similar principles in the other bank of the river , I am just wondering .