After fighting for democracy during the Arab Spring, Arabs in North Africa, Middle East seem to think the economy suffers under democracy.
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Israel’s ultra-Orthodox MPs aren’t true public servants but rather soldiers for their Rebbes exposing people to COVID agony and death.
Lebanon has been facing political upheavals in recent years. The question is whether elections can fix and stabilize its politics.
Back then – as now – this fit into a “colonialist” narrative of European Jews oppressing Arabs – an easy, eye pleasing but intellectually lazy fit.
Rivalry within the royal family is threatening Jordan’s stability. A king seen to be heading a corrupt state and a Prince loved by the people.
Human rights activist Abdullah Al-Maliki is still being pursued by Qatari authorities for his peaceful and legal actions in human rights.
The elections came after a decade of delays in Palestinian elections. They have raised much hope about stability in the territory.
The family of Raif Badawi, one of Saudi Arabia’s most prominent political prisoners, has said the blogger is free after a decade in prison.
In Iran, courageous women are demanding justice, freedom, equality, and basic civil liberties for all Iranians, despite facing abuses.
The Israeli Prime Minister has no term limits. This could change as the country’s parliament debates whether they should be imposed.