Israel Worried About ‘Arab Spring’ Radicalization
Ynet – Tunisia celebrated the results of their Arab Spring this week with democratic elections and the new leadership of the Islamist Ennahda party. And while the victorious party is making every effort to ease local secular concerns, Israel’s defense establishment is closely following the political developments in the country that led to the outbreak of the Arab Spring.
“We are living at a time when the world in general and the Middle East in particular is changing,” said Defense Minister Ehud Barak at the graduation ceremony of an IDF officers course, Barak added: “The Arab Spring undermines tyrannical regimes and rulers. It gives expression to the will of the people, but also opens the door to radical Islamist elements that threaten the stability of the entire region.”