Arab street


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Arab street

n
(Sociology) informal public opinion in the Arab world
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The good news, though, is that the Arab street has abandoned the culture of fear.
He takes decisive action and stands with the Arab street and for democracy.
Or the fact that every US intervention in Middle East regional affairs over the past quarter century has been met by the opprobrium of the Arab street, involving countless television interviews where Arab 'thinkers' heap scorn and derision on Washington, accompanied by demonstrations involving screaming, shouting and the burning of effigies and the US flag?
Obviously we will have to wait and see how these protests evolve but their very existence is a sign of the rapidly changing mentality across the Middle East; the Arab street has finally found its voice in even the most authoritarian of states.
William Hague's calls for peaceful change in Egypt falls on deaf ears on the Arab street when his Foreign Office takes sides by boasting of a "strong relationship" with Mubarak.
The rise of the Arab street and particularly its mercurial and unpredictable populist elementswhich may very well be animated by a genuine democratic impulseremains a paramount source of anxiety for Israelis.
Mashaal recently told Erdogan that a meeting with Nasrallah would increase his popularity in the Arab street, Al-Siyasa claimed.
While it is easy to get ahead of ourselves, bearing in mind that such words were on many lips in the Fifties of the last century, there is no question that the present levels of movement on the Arab street have been most promising, by far, in recent decades.
Bashir adviser Mustafa Osman Ismail told reporters in Doha: Eoe1/4EoWe expect this popular uprising of support for Sudan, not just in the Arab world, to be translated into a strong resolution that meets the hopes of the Arab street.
The main goal of the Arab slams at Iran appears to be to blunt the popularity Iran gained in the Arab street through its support of Gaza during the December-January Israeli attack.
While emotions ran high on the Arab street, the incident also raised questions about security lapses during Bush's farewell tour.
The Arab street is convinced that the only thing that works is suicide attacks and to change that you need to give people a credible solution that goes beyond visions".

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