March 13, 2013 was the week 9 for us and this week during his lecture, we learned about Arab Spring and the lecture given by Dr Hamid. Actually, for this week’s lecture Dr Hamid has shown us four different videos, which is talk about Arab spring. The first talk is Dalia Mogahed, she talked about A new ERA if I am not mistaken, the second is Weal Ghonim, third talker is Wadah Khanfar, talk about a historical moment in the Arab World and the last is Zahra Langhi, she talked about Arab spring: Conclusion and Future hope and prospects. Besides, the video is interesting and I was enjoy with that.
Actually, to be honest I do not know and I never heard about Arab spring before this and when Dr Hamid taught us about this I am blurring even after I watched the video, I still do not get what is the meaning of Arab Spring. Moreover, because of I could not understand and I still wonder what Arab Spring is, therefore I decided to do some research about the issues. Arab spring refers to the democratic uprisings that arose independently and spread across the Arab world in 2011. In addition, the movement comes from Tunisia in December 2010 and speedy move to Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan.
However, according to one of the articles about what does Arab Spring protestor want more? This is because they found out the strong evidence that the Arab spring revolution was rooted in a desire of what in the West would be called a market bases economy. Besides, Arabs and the others are not always using that phrase but the desire of the economic security that comes with the property right and others rights is a force that the foes of individual freedom will not easily overcome. In addition, the challenges id to harness that force by offering the people of the region the legal protection and security that are the bedrock of the most successful economies.
For example, according to one source that I found when I did my research about this issue is between Israel and Palestine. With popular revolts raising hopes for a more democratic Middle East, Israelis and Palestinians, on the other hand, seem more divided than ever, dimming hopes for a negotiated solution to their conflict. Addressing the US Congress last month, Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, gave his “three no’s” to issues that the Palestinians demand for a final peace accord; no division of Jerusalem with a future Palestinian state; no right of return for Palestinian refugees; and no return to the boundaries that prevailed before the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. Pressure by popular Palestinian demonstrations starting in March, meanwhile, has helped to convince the West Bank’s Fatah faction and its rival in the Gaza Strip, Hamas, to end their four-year split. Their May 4 reconciliation accord has angered Israel, which, along with the US and EU, call Hamas a terrorist organization. But it has enabled Fatah’s chairman, Mahmoud Abbas, also the Palestinian Authority president, to present a firmer case for a UN endorsement of a Palestinian state in September.”
As a conclusion, Arab spring refers to the democratic uprisings that arose independently and spread across the Arab world in 2011. Besides, I was enjoying learning this topic, even though I could not understand.