Robert Fisk: Israel's resolute silence on the Arab Spring speaks volumes
Published 28/01/2012 | 05:00
The Palestinians are not only, it seems, an "invented people" -- courtesy of Newt Gingrich -- but the only Arabs on the Mediterranean not to enjoy a Spring or an Awakening or even a Winter.
And Benjamin Netanyahu has been boasting that he was right about Egypt and Tunisia and Libya. He did not welcome their supposedly democratic revolutions last year -- and who, he has been asking, blames him now for his silence?
And the Israeli prime minister's silence, I notice, continues over Syria. Save for a passing comment in June that "the young people of Syria deserve a better future", that's it. Israel, the beacon of democracy in the Middle East, has nothing more to say.