“Syrian journalist refutes claim that Israel thwarts democracy in Arab countries, praises the Jewish people”

ARUTZ SHEVA + MEMRI
Syrian journalist: Jews ‘make miracles out of the impossible’
by Elad Benari
February 20, 2020

The Qatar-based Al-Jazeera network recently hosted a debate about Israel and the Arab countries. Syrian journalist Thaer Al-Nashef, who took part in the debate, said that the claim that Israel is thwarting democracy in the Arab countries is completely unfounded, arguing that all of the dictatorial and authoritarian Arab rulers had been a product of their own Arab societies. Al-Nashef mocked the conspiracy theories that Israel grooms Arab citizens to become leaders of their countries, and said that Israel is not responsible for the progress or backwardness of Arab societies. Rather, he said that Arabs are responsible for their own development and that they might learn something from the Jews and their ability to “make miracles out of the impossible.” READ MORE

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