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Submitted by Mark D. (United States), Aug 25, 2011 at 01:06

===HANIFA DEEN: I don't see Israel as a model of democracy for what's happened recently. No, I do not see that at all. But I think that through a whole process of education, through a whole spontaneous process of social media, people moving backwards and forwards before their countries, people just got fed up with issues, domestic issues, unemployment, rising costs et cetera, and, yes, looking around and saying "It can improve. We can do better," and that is the hope and optimism that they've brought with them. But I really don't believe that Israel was the ideal model or a model of democracy for those countries.===

Maybe what she is thinking is something of some kind that sticks up high enough above the random noise to be interesting but not high enough to really mean anything conclusive. She's wrong. There is that possibility of Israel being taken as a model.

Mark D.

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