The Passionate Attachment

America's entanglement with Israel

Were seeds of Arab Spring sown in Prague?

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Under the direction of Natan Sharansky, the former Israeli minister who resigned his cabinet seat in 2005 in protest over Ariel Sharon’s Gaza disengagement plan, the Jerusalem-based Adelson Institute for Strategic Studies held a “Democracy and Security” conference in Prague in 2007. The conference brought together (.pdf) right wing Israelis; their American neoconservative sympathizers, with their favourite Middle Eastern dissidents in tow—most notably, Richard Perle’s Israel-admiring Syrian protégé Farid Ghadry; and the newly-installed Eastern European democrats swept to power in the wake of a wave of neocon-backed “color revolutions,” the latter group presumably serving to inspire the Arab and Iranian participants to emulate them.

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Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

April 28, 2011 at 7:27 am

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  1. I guess “The Case for Democracy” wasn’t convincing enough for Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, who became later German Defense Minister for a short period.

    Guttenberg: Afghan democracy impossible
    http://www.thelocal.de/national/20091226-24187.html

    Guttenberg Demo 26.02.2011

    German Defense Minister Guttenberg resigns
    http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,6454809,00.html

    argonium79

    April 30, 2011 at 6:18 pm

  2. Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg’s name is listed in that “democracy & security” conference list of participants.

    http://www.democracyandsecurity.org/doc/List_of_Participants.pdf

    argonium79

    April 30, 2011 at 6:22 pm

  3. […] the publication of Shavit’s doctrine for democracy promotion in the Middle East, Sharansky brought together right wing Israelis; their American neoconservative sympathizers, with their favourite Middle […]


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