The one thing the Arab Spring has done, no matter who eventually takes democratic or dictatorial power, is changed the way Arabs will fight now and in the future -- much like Jews no longer just surrender but fight to the death if necessary. That's a big change that forever changes the flavor of warfare and civil unrest across the Middle East, as the oil-rich Arab monarchies will soon discover when their people are no longer afraid and willing to die for freedom or as martyrs to overthrow corrupt princes and mullahs. Things have changed -- dramatically -- including in Israel where the disadvantaged will no longer peacefully accept rule by a corrupt elite. The Middle East has changed in other ways. Persia is again a power, albeit by international standards a secondary one, and Kurds are on the verge of establishing Kurdistan that, within a decade or two, will probably challenge everyone, including Israel.
Police arrest 18-year-old Palestinian suspected in Old City stabbing (Haaretz)
from the article: For the Egyptian army, taking power in Cairo was the easy part