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May 12, 2011

LIBYA, Egypt, Syria, Bahrain, Yemen news, May12, 2011

Israel's Arab Spring dilemma
Ahram Online
Contrary to the cases of Tunisia and Egypt, the birth of democracy in
Libya, Yemen, Syria and Bahrain is being accompanied by inestimable
bloodshed. Other Arab countries, meanwhile, are in a state of anxious
anticipation. ...
<http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2011/1047/op5.htm>
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Reinventing the Palestinian struggle
The Guardian
Photograph: Ismail Zaydah/Reuters With the world's attention focused on the
tumultuous changes gripping Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, Libya and
Syria, one may be excused for thinking that all is quiet on the
Palestinian-Israeli front. ...
<http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/may/12/palestinian-struggle-arab-spring>
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GCC Moves to Accept Jordan, Morocco in Mideast 'Monarchs Club'
San Francisco Chronicle
The GCC's political profile has risen this year as popular revolts unseated
rulers in Tunisia and Egypt and sparked ongoing conflicts in Libya, Syria
and Yemen. GCC states led by Saudi Arabia sent troops to Bahrain in March
to help the Sunni Muslim ...
<http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2011/05/10/bloomberg1376-LL0R3H0YHQ0X01-5DIF0JGPF77570K0MIK5DBJ424.DTL>
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Bahraini police violently raid girls' schools
Salon
They have not split as they did in Libya. They have not turned on the
president as they did in Egypt. But if the regime does collapse, the state
institutions will collapse, as they did in Iraq. Syria is a one-party
state, which is the Baath Party. ...
<http://www.salon.com/news/middle_east/?story=/news/feature/2011/05/11/bahrain_police_raid_girls_schools>
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Building change
Ahram Online
... with some of them disappointing on their promises either because of
civil conflict, as in Libya, or as a result of regime-led violence, as in
Syria, Yemen and Bahrain. Tunisia, with Egypt one of the two countries that
have moved closest to a new ...
<http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2011/1047/re7.htm>
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[Comment] EU should ban arms sales to Yemen and Bahrain
EUobserver.com
On 6 May, EU foreign ministers agreed to suspend weapons sales to Syria
after security forces there killed hundreds of peaceful protesters. In
February, the UK revoked 156 licenses for weapons sales to Tunisia, Egypt,
Libya and Bahrain, and ordered a ...
<http://euobserver.com/9/32313>
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Obama seeks 'reset' in the Arab world
Minneapolis Star Tribune
It is a chance to recast his response to the upheaval in the Arab world
after a stretch in which the stalemate in Libya, the murky power struggle
in Yemen and the brutal crackdown in Syria have dimmed the glow of Egypt's
revolution. ...
<http://www.startribune.com/world/121677559.html>
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Syria – What's behind protests?
Workers World
Protests against Western client regimes, such as those in Egypt and Tunisia
that have so severely squeezed the workers, have the potential to liberate
the people from crushing poverty and repression. However, the situations in
Libya and Syria are ...
<http://www.workers.org/2011/world/syria_0519>
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