US-supported Arab Spring May Backfire on Ally Israel

With America’s push for democracy in the Arab states, groups with radical Islamic links are lining up to fill the power vacuums which are emerging. Amid the current instability, the ramifications for America's closest Middle East ally could be huge.­Israel is keeping quiet during the current chaos in the Middle East and North Africa, while Hamas gunmen are upping the stakes just that little bit higher.“All these years the Egyptian regime, like the Zionist enemy, tried to stop us fighters in Gaza,” says a Hamas fighter. “But we always got the weapons we needed to fight the Zionist enemy.”

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