How Did We End Up Cheering for Israel? – Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
(dailyalert.org, Jan. 21, 2015)
Many on Arab social networks have cheered the Israeli strike on Sunday that killed six Hizbullah members and a general in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps who were secretly present in Syria’s Quneitra region. Hizbullah, and also Iran, have lost the respect and status they’ve always enjoyed. Hizbullah’s biggest fall came after its members joined the terrible war in Syria, which has killed more than 250,000 people in what is surely the most shameful crime in the history of the region.
In my opinion there’s no doubt that if a confrontation occurs between Israel and Hizbullah, or between Israel and Iran, many Arabs will pray for the defeat of Hizbullah’s militias and the generals of its Iranian ally. The writer is the general manager of Al-Arabiya television and former editor-in-chief of Asharq Al-Awsat. (Asharq Al-Awsat-UK)