NBC News’ Chief Foreign Correspondent: Arab uprisings worrisome because ‘Arab street is ferociously anti-Israel’

The U.S. establishment, including the corporate media, have been worried about the people’s uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa because, in part, of what it might mean for Israel, as Phil Weiss pointed out last January.  Brian Williams interviewed Richard Engel, NBC News’ chief foreign correspondent, last night to talk about the Arab revolts, and it’s one more example of the Israeli filter that the establishment views the Middle East through.  (Hat tip to As’ad AbuKhalil at his indispensable Angry Arab blog.)

Williams asked:  “Where does this all end?”  Engel’s response speaks volumes:

This whole movement in the Middle East–I’m worried about it, because while people in the region deserve more rights, and they want more rights, and they’re embracing more of the will of the Arab street, well, the will of the Arab street is also ferociously anti-Israel, against Israel.  And there’s many people who believe that if you empower the Arab street, and the Arab street wants to see a war or more justice for the Palestinians, that down the road, three to five years, this could lead to a major war with Israel.  It could also force a negotiated settlement.  But I think over time, this thing ends in Jerusalem

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3 responses to “NBC News’ Chief Foreign Correspondent: Arab uprisings worrisome because ‘Arab street is ferociously anti-Israel’

  1. Someday, the great people of Egypt will rise up and stream across the Sinai Peninsula in a historic battle to liberate Palestine.

    And the Israeli Air Force will drop cluster bombs on them. The End.

  2. On that day, the great people of Egypt will lose a majority of their population as well as the Sinai and the Suez Canal. I trust that the great people of Egypt are to smart to listen to the Golem.

  3. Nobody cares about Israel. Why should we Arabs sacrifice our security, liberty, dignity, and prosperity just so a bunch of European usurpers can live in sin on STOLEN LAND? Why? The answer is…WE DON’T HAVE TO. We have more rights to a flourishing existence and the sooner we stop listening to the West the better off we’ll be. We can take our land back, our rights back, and those filthy usurpers can pack up and ship back to Europe. We don’t need the West, but apparently Israel does.

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