Yes, the Arab Spring has revealed just how confused we are over the Palestinian cause. The Spring, and all the other seasons we are going through since Tunisia’s Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire, made our slogans on Arabism and nationalism void of any real meaning.
Arab revolutions marginalized Palestinian news, so Palestine was no longer a priority for media outlets.Diana Moukalled
This Palestinian issue was specifically tested in Egypt. The result was the exposure of horrifying feelings capable of inciting hatred in media and in protests. Lebanon has previously witnessed this situation when the Palestinians became a major player in local politics. Both the Lebanese and the Palestinians in Lebanon paid a huge price as a result.