While there was a lot of speculation on how the Arab Spring would supposedly come into Iran, seems like what was not mentioned is that Israel itself may be undergoing a Spring of its own and by that I'm not just referring to the Palestinians but the Jewish residents of Israel (dare I call it a "Jewish Spring"?)
In the past two weeks, small protests held by mostly university students in Tel Aviv in response to rising housing costs have grown into large scale demonstrations. Tent cities have sprung up along Tel Aviv's Rothschild Boulevard, the equivalent of New York's Park Avenue, as well as in Jerusalem and several other outlying cities. Some reports said that as many as 30,000 people participated in protests over the weekend. What's more, a poll conducted by Israeli newspaper Haaretz showed that 87 percent of the Israeli population supported the protesters
But then again, it is a well-known fact that Israel has been suffering some major problems, as "aliyah" (immigration into Israel) has reached historic lows, while emigration has consistently increased and now exceeds immigration as more Israelis are seeking second passports. -- all perhaps a reason for the general anxiety over Jewish assimilation and post-Zionism.
Ahmadinejad: A study in obstinacy "Iran has often been at the receiving end of ultimatums from foreign powers," said Cyrus Safdari, an independent Iranian analyst. "The politicians who stood up to these ultimatums are treated as heroes, and the ones who caved are still considered to be traitors."
ASIA TIMES: Funding regime change Madame Rice has a really bad sense of timing in seeking to 'reach out to the people of Iran' - who don't need $75 million to watch 'a few bad apples' from the US torturing people in Abu Ghraib."