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Mubarak’s fall heralds new power player in the Mideast: the Arab street

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/mubaraks_fall_heralds_new_power_player_in_the_mideast_the_arab_street_20110

Hosni Mubarak’s resignation Friday from Egypt’s presidency following three weeks of intense street demonstrations raises a host of questions not just for the future of Egypt and its peace treaty with Israel, but for the entire Middle East. The most remarkable feature of the developments in Egypt -- and, several weeks before it, the ouster of the longtime dictator of Tunisia amid similar protests -- is the introduction of a major new power player in the Middle East: the Arab street.

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