Western Europe was ..exactly situated in Europe. It had a civic society with a mirror in Western democracies. That was a time that Communism was plunging down and democracy was rising up. This is exactly what you dont have in the Middle East. Islam is rising up not liberal democracy. That seems to be the most plausible formula. However, .....If a civic uprising puts down the regime of the Ayatolahs in Iran...... a different story will be told. Since it seems not likely to happen, the only thing we have by now is a legitimtae fear that the democratic uprising in the ME will,be chanlaized by Islamic movements. The American public will be more determinated than ever to aid Israel. Nowadays israel enjoys of a wide support in Congress. If developments in the ME stick to this pattern, not only the Christian majority but a wide part of the Democrats will shift join hands in favor of Israel.
Iranian parliamentary panel gives conditional nod to nuke deal (Reuters)
from the article: The UN is ripe for advancing the Palestinian agenda