The Impact of Arab Spring on the Functional Role of Israel

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Waddah Mustafa Hasan Al-Asmar
The Impact of Arab Spring on the Functional Role of Israel1.51 MB

The sudden movement and change in the Arab countries, its fast extension to the neighboring Arab countries, the fact that it involved all groups of people and the unprecedented international concern with the Arab issues together formed the motivation that encouraged the researcher to conduct this study. They also encouraged the researcher to investigate the direct and indirect causes that led to this movement in the Arab countries at that particular time, the different forces that affect it, the most important challenges and accomplishments of these movements, the analysis of the impact that these changes might have on Israel and its role in protecting the interests of the western imperialism which seeks to destroy and steal the resources and treasures of the Arabs. This effort aims to offer a research study for the Arab individual on the nature of the public Arab movement and its impact on the future of the Arab regime which played a major role in fractionating the Arab people, how the positive and human role of these people is now dedicated to the satisfaction of the western interests, in addition to connecting this impact with the functional role of Israel in the Arab region as being one of the main factors that support the dictatorial regimes in the region. In this study, the researcher relied on the descriptive, analytical approach because it is very suitable for describing and analyzing the events and to answer the study’s questions. The main hypothesis of this study is that: The Arab movement will lead to the absence of the functional role of the Arab regime and the rise of a more national Arab role which will eventually lead to the reduction of the importance of the functional role of Israel in service of the western interests. The main results of this study were: 1- There is a similarity in the roles between the Arab regimes before the Arab Spring and Israel. 2- The sum of changes that occurred in the Arab Spring countries, and the deterioration of the United States’ status in the Arab region are all factors that lay the foundations for the rise of national Arab countries. 3- The group of challenges that the Arab Spring countries face represent a threat to their revolutions, which could ultimately lead to their failure. Result of the study: Although the transitional stage is still on, and that the full image still has not been formed, we can not judge the validity of the hypothesis nor its invalidity unless: 1- The changes that the revolutions in the Arab countries form a suitable platform upon which national and democratic Arab states can be established that would replace the dictatorial, non-national Arab regimes. 2- The deterioration of the United States’ status in the region would qualify: a- The Arab Spring countries especially in Egypt to get rid of its dependency on the United States and the West. b- The Arab Spring countries in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya to form a political coalition with each other. c- To fail the American, western and Israeli project that aims to divide the Arab region. d- To form a strong and homogeneous coalition that includes Iran, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. e- To re-arrange the global work-table on the basis of the plurality of power poles in the world. This would lead to: 1- Increase the functional role of Israel in the Arab region with respect to the United States and the West on one hand. 2- To reduce the impact of this functional role of Israel in the Arab region from another. The failure of the Arab revolutions would lead to an increase in the impact of the functional role of Israel in the Arab region.