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This article explains that contrary to common assumptions, the democratization of the Arab world is in the interests of Israel. Recognizing the dangers on the onehand, the author concludes that even if democratization efforts fail, they will render Israel safer by empowering groups that are now suppressed, thus weakening pan-Arabist discourse and the coalition against Israel. Fifteen years ago, Lisa Anderson, a Columbia University political scientist claimed that democratization of the Arab world and the improvement of the relationship between Israel and its Arab neighbors were contradictory processes; any strides made in one direction would be at the expense of the other...Please click here to read the text in full.

 

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