Why did not the Palestinians follow the lead of their Arab neighbours and rise up against the regime they consider to be oppressive? Maybe it is because they are too busy fighting themselves. And that Israel’s freer than anywhere in the Middle East, writes Alex Patnick.
The Arab Spring started earlier this year in Tunisia and spread across the Arab world, like wildfire. Yet it has seemed to skip Israel’s Arabs and the Palestinians – why is this? It has affected its neighbours, its border with Syria but apart from the regular disturbances that in the West Bank and rocket attacks from Gaza, Israeli-Arabs and Palestinians have remained muted, and even more united in trying to get a peaceful solution to the ongoing conflict. Continue reading